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Bedford Borough Council won't issue fines to parents, who keep children home from primary schools that open this week, despite the Prime Minister saying "schools are safe". In a statement on Facebook...
Mayor Dave
Bedford Borough Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has called for an urgent review of the timetable for the opening of the area's primary schools, asking for them to "remain closed for the time being". In a statement the Mayor...
A Bedford School boy has won BBC Young Chorister of the Year after wowing the judges at yesterday's final at Gorton Monastery in Manchester...
A music scholarship pupil from Bedford School is on his way to the grand final of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year. 14-year-old Alexander...
One school in Bedford was way ahead of the game with remote learning, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck.Seven years ago, Biddenham...
Mark Rutherford science
Thanks to donations from two local charities, Mark Rutherford School science students now have a state-of-the-art laboratory...
Will Heron
An A-level student at Sharnbrook Academy is celebrating after accepting a coveted place at the prestigious English National Ballet’s Youth Company...
Fujifilm UK STEM
Science and technology are being brought to life for primary school children, thanks to a partnership between Bedford-based Fujifilm and Bedford...
Students at Polam School were among 55,000 children and young people around the world taking part in Global Be Well Day today (Friday)...
laptop donation
Laptops to help some of a school's most vulnerable pupils have been donated by the Rotary Club of Bedford Park in an initiative organised by the High...
Secondary school
Is your child due to transfer to secondary or upper school next September? If so, Bedford Borough Council’s online admissions system is now open for...
Child walking with backpack
More children could be brought into council care as a result of months of lockdown and school closures, a committee heard...