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Year 12 students at Mark Rutherford School in Bedford have completed a major aerospace engineering project, achieving degree level success...
Cherry Trees
Cherry Trees Nursery School, off Elstow Road, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Following a two day inspection in July 2019 Cherry Trees on Hawkins...
A teacher at Bedford Free School (BFS) has been spearheading a campaign to promote reading among pupils, by interviewing some of his favourite authors...
John Oliver in Times Square
US TV host, John Oliver may be best known for hosting HBO's Last Week Tonight, but many Bedfordians remember him when he looked like this...
Harry Noon
Throughout the day we'll be adding each school's GCSE results as we receive them. Good luck to all students receiving their results today. Please keep checking back for the latest updates. The most...
Mark Rutherford School SEMLEP
Mark Rutherford school says the building of their new 'centre for excellence' is continuing despite £1.1 million funding for the project going missing on its way to their bank account. The...
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...
Mark Rutherford School all-weather pitch
Mayor Dave Hodgson officially cut the ribbon to open Mark Rutherford School's new 3G all-weather floodlit football pitch on Saturday 16 November. The...
Great Ouse Primary School
Great Ouse Primary Academy has been awarded £2000 from their local Amazon team, as part of a campaign led by the British Science Association to inspire local pupils to embrace STEM.
(l-r) Olivier Gaillard and Oscar Smith from Rushmoor school collecting their results.
LIVE: Schools across Bedford are releasing their GCSE results today, amid further controversy at how grades for some students have been worked out. While it was agreed last week...
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...
Sharnbrook Nursery Change.org petition
Closing a nursery in Sharnbrook near Bedford would be a ‘body blow’ for the local community, the union UNISON has warned.