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Mark Rutherford and Leonardo
Bedford's Mark Rutherford School is partnering with Leonardo, one of the largest employers of engineering apprentices and graduates in the UK, to support education and skills development in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Headteacher Mr Millard...
Open the Book
Around 300 people are expected to attend the 20th anniversary celebration of Open the Book on 1 October at All Nations’ Church Centre in Bedford.
Queens Park Academy Outdoor Classroom 1
Staff and pupils at Queens Park Academy took part in Outdoor Classroom day on Thursday (23 May) with all learning activities taking place outside. The day was planned by Y6...
A Year 9 Bedford Girls’ Student (BGS) has been awarded the prestigious Junior Engineering 2021 prize for her Big Bang Competition project entitled ‘DM2.Prevent’...
Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Clark MBE joins Bedford Modern School (BMS) September 2021
The most capped rugby player in international history has joined Bedford Modern School (BMS) as a permanent member of their coaching staff. Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Clark MBE, who currently...
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...
A 'Boris Johnson resign' poster placed on the railings outside Whitehall
Pupils from Castle Newnham got more than they were expecting on their trip to Westminster earlier this month when they realised the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, had announced his...
A Year 12 pupil from Bedford Modern School has been won the top accolade for his age group in this year's Young Animator of the Year (YAY) competition. Ben Mullan...
Thomas Raut and Joshua Stewart
Two Bedford School boys are flying the flag for the town in their chosen sports, with one being selected to represent England and the other being accepted on a national training programme. Thomas Raut has been...
Year 10 pupils at Mark Rutherford School took part in an interactive event focusing on male identity, mental health and stigma as part of International Men's Day on Friday...
The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has accepted three more aspiring young local actors, this time from Bedford School. On Tuesday we reported that two students from Bedford...
The proposed school term dates for the 2023 academic year have been agreed by Bedford Borough Council, including beginning the February half-term holiday a week later...