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Pupils battle it out at Bedfordshire talent competition

The pupils of Scott Lower School were treated to an outstanding performance from opera singer Carolyn Sampson last week.

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Into the blue - pioneering astronaut training centre to come to RAF Henlow

Into the blue - pioneering astronaut training centre to come to RAF Henlow

The world’s biggest 50m deep pool and an astronaut training centre is to be developed at the soon to be closed RAF Henlow site.

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University of Bedfordshire receives national award for ‘excellent teaching’

University of Bedfordshire receives national award for ‘excellent teaching’

The University of Bedfordshire is celebrating significant achievement with a Silver award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) published today.

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Bedford College students prepare for Wizard of Oz performance

Bedford College students prepare for Wizard of Oz performance

A colourful version of The Wizard of Oz is being staged at Bedford College’s South Bank Theatre by students.

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Transitional Mass honours change at Bedfordshire schools

Transitional Mass honours change at Bedfordshire schools

Pupils from across our Bedford Catholic schools gathered for a special Mass to celebrate their transition to a new school setting.

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Junior Bedfordshire mathletes win gold, silver and bronze

Junior Bedfordshire mathletes win gold, silver and bronze

Twenty boys from Rushmoor School entered the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge, consisting of 25 challenging multiple choice questions of a problem solving nature. Luke Barton, year 8, scored 92 marks, putting him into the next round and gaining him a gold certificate.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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Parents petition against hike in school bus fares for North Beds families

Angry parents have launched a campaign to fight plans to increase bus fares for sixth form students using school transport. The fare hike from September will see the annual

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Education expert warns Bedford schools set to lose out over funding threat

Education expert warns Bedford schools set to lose out over funding threat

Thousands of schoolchildren all over Bedford are set to suffer due to a funding U turn, the council’s education expert has claimed.

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Education boss joins Richard Fuller to open extension at Bedford Free School

Education boss joins Richard Fuller to open extension at Bedford Free School

The Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening, visited Bedford Free School, with Richard Fuller this week to open the new Skyline Hall with Principal Mark Lehain. 
The DfE gave £2million for the extension which now provides a proper school hall, changing rooms, drama studio and staff offices.

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Ranking of UK universities says Bedford is the easiest to get into

Ranking of UK universities says Bedford is the easiest to get into

Bedford University is the easiest in the country to get into, according to The Complete University Guide, which has released its 2018 ranking of UK universities,

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University of Bedfordshire students showcase skills at schools’ sports event

University of Bedfordshire students showcase skills at schools’ sports event

Physical Education students from the University of Bedfordshire showcased their skills at this year’s County Schools’ Combined Events Championships in Bedford.

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The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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Majority get their first choice Central Beds school place

Children across Central Bedfordshire have found out today where they will be starting school or transferring to middle school in September.

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Have your say on creating extra middle school places in Cranfield

Have your say on creating extra middle school places in Cranfield

Cranfield residents will be asked for their views on creating another 120 middle school places in the village.

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Plans to create an extra 270 school places in Bedfordshire approved

Plans to create an extra 270 school places in Bedfordshire approved

Plans to create an extra 270 school places across Central Bedfordshire have been approved.

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Bursary to help low income Bedfordshire students

Bursary to help low income Bedfordshire students

The Harpur Trust is reaching out to sixth formers across Bedford Borough to offer a helping hand with the ever increasing costs of a university education.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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