Wednesday, 3 June 2020
Have your say on plans for Shefford and Stotfold Schools
We've moved to the next stage of a plan to meet the demand for new school places in the Shefford and Stotfold area, as part of our Schools for the Future programme.
Monday, 22 June 2020
Flitwick Lower School age range change approved
Flitwick Lower School will change its age range and merge with Busy Bees pre-school after proposals we set out were approved.
Friday, 17 July 2020
Next step approved for changes to schools in the Woburn Sands area
The next stage of a plan to change schools in Woburn Sands and the surrounding villages has today (Friday 17 July) been approved as part of the Schools for the Future programme.
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
We've launched a return to school online helpdesk
We've launched a new online helpdesk for parents and carers requiring support or advice relating to the reopening of schools in September.
Friday, 11 September 2020
Have your say on plans for schools in the Fulbrook pyramid
We have moved to the next stage of the Schools for the Future programme in Woburn Sands and the surrounding villages, known locally as the Fulbrook pyramid.
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Have your say on changes to Sandy Secondary School
A six-week public consultation has been launched with proposals to transform Sandy Secondary School for the autumn term in 2022.
Monday, 21 December 2020
Inspiring Music and Ampthill Town Band spread festive cheer with virtual Christmas carols
Inspiring Music and Ampthill Town Band have teamed up to bring some festive cheer to Bedfordshire, by recording a virtual Christmas carol video.
Wednesday, 30 December 2020
New school term dates for January 2021
The government announced, today (30 December 2020), revised start dates for the January 2021 term for some schools.
Friday, 29 January 2021
Have your say on proposed changes to school and college transport support
We're asking parents and carers for their views on proposed changes to our home to school or college travel assistance policies.
Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Exemplary Central Bedfordshire school will support schools with challenging behaviour, in new government initiative
Oak Bank School, an Outstanding special school in Leighton Buzzard, is one of the first 22 schools nationally to be selected to lead the Department for Education’s new behaviour hubs project.
Thursday, 6 May 2021
Funding approved for change of age range at three schools in Woburn Sands area
We've approved £9.37 million to fund the expansion and transition of three schools in Woburn Sands and surrounding villages from the three-tier to the primary/secondary model of education.
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Central Bedfordshire pupils prepare for Walk to School Week
Pupils throughout Central Bedfordshire will join thousands of children across the UK to celebrate the benefits of walking during Walk to School Week (17 to 21 May).
Thursday, 24 June 2021
Have your say on changes to schools in Biggleswade and the surrounding area
We've launched a public consultation on proposed changes to schools in Biggleswade and the surrounding area, which includes a move from the three-tier model to a primary/secondary model of education.
Friday, 3 September 2021
Thornhill Primary School new teaching block expected in November
The COVID-19 impact on the global production of building materials has meant that completion of the new teaching block at Thornhill Primary School is now expected in November.
Thursday, 9 September 2021
Have your say on proposed age range change for Flitwick school
We've launched a statutory consultation regarding a proposed change of age range for Kingsmoor Lower School in Flitwick.
Monday, 11 October 2021
Street Tag to launch in Central Bedfordshire schools
School students, teachers, other school staff and their families in Central Bedfordshire are being encouraged to join in the fun of using Street Tag.
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Free books to inspire a new and diverse generation of musicians
Schools across Central Bedfordshire are to get free books by renowned musician, speaker and author Nate Holder to inspire their students to play and make music.
Friday, 12 November 2021
Consultation launched on proposed change to Leighton Middle School admissions criteria
We've launched a six-week consultation on a proposed change to the admissions criteria for Leighton Middle School. If approved, the changes will come into effect for the 2023/24 school year.
Monday, 29 November 2021
Central Bedfordshire schools cycle their way to Lapland
Our lower and primary schools are once again taking part in a Christmas challenge.
Friday, 3 December 2021
Thornhill Primary School new teaching block delayed
The completion of a new teaching block at Thornhill Primary School in Houghton Regis has been delayed until spring 2022.
Friday, 17 December 2021
Central Bedfordshire Council selects the winner of COP26 Creative Competition
We have crowned Hadrian Academy primary school in Dunstable with the Central Bedfordshire COP26 Creative Award.
Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Local children get involved in community art to commemorate Captain Sir Tom Moore
A new piece of art is set to honour Captain Sir Tom Moore, featuring artwork by local children and cards he received for his 100th birthday.
Thursday, 10 February 2022
Changes approved for Schools for the Future programme
Our Executive committee has approved changes to the Schools for the Future programme.
Tuesday, 8 March 2022
We're calling for feedback on plans to change two schools in Potton
We've launched a statutory consultation on a proposal to amalgamate Potton Lower School and Potton Middle School to create a primary school from September 2023.
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
New changes proposed for Shefford and Stotfold schools
A revised Schools for the Future proposal for a two-tier education model in Shefford and Stotfold has been published ahead of being considered by our councillors later in the year.
Friday, 13 May 2022
Time capsule ceremony sees school celebrate expansion project which will honour ‘inspirational’ former governor
A new teaching block at Derwent Primary School will be named in honour of an “inspirational” former governor and her daughters buried a time capsule to officially mark the expansion project works.
Monday, 16 May 2022
Central Bedfordshire pupils take to the streets for Walk to School Week
School pupils in Central Bedfordshire will join thousands of children across the UK taking part in Walk to School Week (16 to 20 May 2022).
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Changes to Potton schools approved
Our Executive Committee has approved changes to two schools in Potton in order to create a primary school with effect from September 2023, as part of the Schools for the Future programme.
Monday, 4 July 2022
Schools and academies from across Central Bedfordshire took part in Something for Summer
After 2 years of pandemic postponements, children from across Central Bedfordshire were finally able to get together for an evening of singing and music, at the Something for Summer concert.
Thursday, 14 July 2022
Parent governor representatives sought for our children’s committee
We're seeking nominees for 2 replacement volunteer parent governor representative roles on our Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
Wednesday, 27 July 2022
Work completes on new Thornhill Primary School building
Thornhill Primary School has been handed the keys to its new state-of-the-art teaching block, paving the way for pupils to start lessons in the building from the new term in September.
Friday, 19 August 2022
‘A’ level results – provisional figures are up on pre-pandemic figures
A-level results are in across 10 colleges and sixth forms in Central Bedfordshire.
Friday, 26 August 2022
GCSE results are in…and show to be up on pre-pandemic figures
Provisional GCSE figures show an increase in overall Attainment 8 scores across Central Bedfordshire compared to 2019.
Friday, 26 August 2022
14 Eco-School Green Flags awarded this summer
14 schools have received their ‘Eco-School Green Flag Award’ this summer, marking a huge achievement for embedding sustainable projects across Central Bedfordshire schools.
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Children’s home rated ‘good’ by Ofsted for fifth year in a row
Maythorn Children’s home in Biggleswade has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted for the fifth year in a row. The home has achieved a ‘good’ rating in every inspection conducted since 2017.
Monday, 17 October 2022
Relocation and expansion approved for Shefford school
Our Executive Committee has approved the £14.1 million expansion and relocation of Campton Academy to a new site on Hitchin Road in Shefford.
Tuesday, 18 October 2022
Pupils open new teaching block that provides ‘community’ and ‘calm’
Thornhill Primary School gets a new building in Houghton Regis.
Monday, 28 November 2022
Central Bedfordshire schools cycle their way to Lapland
Lower and primary schools are once again taking part in a Christmas challenge; counting walking, scooting and cycling trips to school to see if they can travel virtually to visit Santa in Lapland.
Monday, 28 November 2022
Mrs Lollipop hangs up her stick after 53 years of service
A much-loved lollipop lady from Ampthill – who has clocked up an incredible 53 years in her role – has decided to retire.
Wednesday, 21 December 2022
Sandy Secondary school transformation granted planning permission
A transformation project that will offer more facilities for pupils at Sandy Secondary School has been granted planning permission as part of our New School Places Programme.
Monday, 13 February 2023
Schools in Biggleswade set for two-tier change
We have approved plans for its lower and middle schools in the Biggleswade area to become either primary or secondary.
Tuesday, 28 February 2023
We need a parent governor rep from an academy
We're still seeking one parent governor representative from an academy school to take part in our Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC).
Friday, 3 March 2023
New Central Bedfordshire special school approved to next stage
Our application for a new special free school has been approved to progress to the next stage.
Thursday, 9 March 2023
Schools encouraged to take part in the ‘Big Walk and Wheel’
Pupils, teachers, and parents across Central Bedfordshire are being encouraged to walk, wheel, or jump on their bikes and scooters for the 2023 Big Walk and Wheel schools challenge.