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Bedford lower schools among best in the UK

State primary schools in Bedford are top of the class - even better than those in posh Westminster and Harrow.

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Ex Kimbolton School teacher found guilty of sex offences against schoolgirls

A former teacher at Kimbolton School faces jail after being found guilty of a string of sex offences against schoolgirls at a boarding school.

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Bedford School students rally together to raise money for Movember

Bedford School students rally together to raise money for Movember

Bedford School students create videos to spread awareness about men’s health to raise money for charity and Movember.

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Schools blow for Bedford Borough Council

Schools blow for Bedford Borough Council

Bedford Borough Council is set to lose control of more schools as the Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF) swells to become super-sized.

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Bedford teachers ‘sleeping rough’ to raise money for homeless charity

Bedford teachers ‘sleeping rough’ to raise money for homeless charity

A group of Bedford teachers are learning a real-life lesson about homelessness by sleeping rough in freezing temperatures.

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Schools have installed surveillance software on pupils' own devices, a report has found

Three quarters of secondary schools ‘spying on pupils’ devices

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

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Students celebrate
their graduation

Students celebrate their graduation

Hundreds of students from the University of Bedfordshire gathered to celebrate the end of years of hard work and study at their graduation ceremonies on Wednesday.

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Graduate engineer Katharine Allison shows Nadine Dorries MP the 3-D cutting edge technology Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) capability during her visit to Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill.

Nadine Dorries MP visits Ampthill-based Lockheed Martin

Graduates and apprentices from Ampthill-based Lockheed Martin UK met Nadine Dorries MP on Friday to talk about the innovative projects they work on and how they’re inspiring others to take up science and technology careers.

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Its true - women really do have better memories than men

It’s true - women really do have better memories than men

In the battle of the sexes, memory – or lack of it – has traditionally played a starring role.

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They make us proud - raising a cheer for heroes of communities

They make us proud - raising a cheer for heroes of communities

There were moving stories of good deeds and community involvement at the annual Pride in Bedfordshire awards yesterday.

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Youngsters are honoured in a glittering awards ceremony

Youngsters are honoured in a glittering awards ceremony

Young guests enjoyed a dazzling time at this year’s Central Bedfordshire Looked-After Children and Care Leavers Achievement Awards.

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Pupils set to lose out on free school buses

Pupils set to lose out on free school buses

Youngsters in outlying villages in Chronicle country selecting Sandy Upper School as their preferred choice next year could find they have no free transport.

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Sadness turns to joy with iguana babies

Sadness turns to joy with iguana babies

Helping to save a tropical iguana from extinction is now a badge of honour worn by the team at the English countryside setting of Shuttleworth College.

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Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on childrens learning

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents are worried that using phones, tablets and games consoles is affecting their children’s performance at school.

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Councils fine parents nearly �7 million over childrens school absences

Councils fine parents nearly £7 million over children’s school absences

Councils in England issued almost £7 million worth of fines to parents in a single year for pupils’ unauthorised absences from school, figures show.

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St Thomas More School tops Bedford Progress 8 table

St Thomas More School tops Bedford Progress 8 table

National league results out this week have revealed that St Thomas More School came top across the whole of Bedford Borough for Progress 8 scores.

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Bedford College has record numbers of post-16 students

Bedford College has record numbers of post-16 students

Record numbers of students have signed up to the campuses of Bedford and Shuttleworth College and the Bedford Sixth Form this autumn term.

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Bedfordshire school awarded the NACE Challenge Award

Bedfordshire school awarded the NACE Challenge Award

St Thomas More Catholic School has achieved the prestigious NACE Challenge Award.

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Former Bedfordshire head teacher cleared of fraud

Former Bedfordshire head teacher cleared of fraud

A former Bedfordshire head teacher has has been cleared of fraud charges he faced after the prosecution announced today (October 11) that they would be offering no evidence against him.

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Lauren Marler, Lola Fudger-Galvez, James OHara, Rosie Lowe

Bedford school celebrates 20 year exchange in Germany with new play

Wootton Upper School Celebrates 20 Years of Germany Partnership with Quirky Musical Comedy

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