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A pupil from Grange Academy in Kempston with Autism and speech and language delay has been nicknamed the school's very own Picasso thanks to his artistic talent...
SSC Action Group
https://youtu.be/A8LNGj-YqqQ "We feel tricked" parents say they've been drawn into a Multi Academies Trust (MAT) under false pretences as re-structure plans emerge. Parents of children at Shortstown Primary School, Shackleton Primary School and Cauldwell Primary School, have...
A group of councillors have called on all teachers and school staff to have priority access to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine. At last night's full council meeting, Labour Councillors...
Grange Academy Gold Artsmark
Innovative curriculum changes and school-wide immersive arts experiences have been the key to Grange Academy, Kempston receiving the news that they...
David Russell on set with Colin Firth
A new film about the mission to rescue the crew of the Russian submarine 'Kursk' will see Colin Firth playing Harpur Trust CEO, David Russell. 'Kursk: the last mission' tells the...
Bedford School Fire
It's a typical day at Bedford School, quiet with just the faint murmur of school boys in their lessons. But 40 years ago the scene was very different. On 3 March 1979...
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Bedford Borough Council has confirmed to the Bedford Independent that almost half of the Borough's primary schools have taken the decision to remain closed to all but the most vulnerable children and the children of...
BFS county cricket
Despite having no on-site PE or sports facilities, Bedford Free School (BFS) is celebrating the news that two of their female cricketers have been selected...
Harpur Trust laptops
As Bedford’s schools head once more into lockdown mode education chiefs want to make sure that all pupils have access to the internet. With Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement just minutes away borough councillors met yesterday...
A teacher at Bedford Free School (BFS) has been spearheading a campaign to promote reading among pupils, by interviewing some of his favourite authors...
Bob Barrett
A star-studded programme was launched today for a festival celebration of art, music and drama in Bedford. Holby City star and Old Bedfordian, Bob Barrett...
Brickhill Primary choir
Just before Christmas, the choir from Brickhill Primary School entertained locals and residents at Oakhill Place Retirement Living Plus development on...