Early learning gap between children in and out of poverty widens in more than half of local authorities across the East of England

Children from low income families in the region are more likely to struggle with basic skills such as speaking in full sentences at age five.
Central Bedfordshire has the third highest proportion nationally of poorer children falling behind

Shelton Lower School appeal meeting

Around 30 parents, supporters and children squeezed into the school’s hall today to explain why Shelton Lower should not be closed.

The public meeting was held as the schools adjudicator, Mrs Ann Talboys, had received an appeal against CBC’s decision from the Vale of Marston School’s Trust.

STANLEY Security ‘Safer Education’ Competition: Win up to £10K in security

STANLEY Security ‘Safer Education’ Competition: Win up to £10K in security

STANLEY Security’s competition gives nurseries, schools and colleges the opportunity to win up to £10k in security products and services.

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week launched

Parents say teaching, medicine and engineering are careers where their children could make a difference to the world

Six in ten have had a conversation with their child about how their career can make a positive difference to society

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week starts today to celebrate engineers on a mission to make a positive impact on the world

Metro Bank and Cranfield launch first of its kind banking master’s-level apprenticeship

Metro Bank and Cranfield launch first of its kind banking master’s-level apprenticeship

Cranfield School of Management has partnered with Metro Bank to launch an MSc in Retail and Digital Banking.

Launching this month, over 30 employees from across the bank will become the first cohort to undertake the two-year part-time degree, which will offered by Cranfield as part of its wider educational portfolio from next year.

UK Space Agency backs campaign to inspire girls into science

UK Space Agency joins campaign to encourage more girls to study science, technology, engineering and maths

The UK Space Agency along with the WISE Campaign’s People Like Me initiative, has produced a resource pack for schools to boost the recruitment of girls into science, technology, engineering and maths post-16. Particularly those that girls typically do not choose, such as physics and engineering.

By using roles models, the initiative aims to help girls understand the breadth of careers open to them in the space sector. The women featured in the campaign come from different backgrounds and work in different areas across the space sector.

Have you applied for your child’s school place for September 2019?

Applications are now open for children due to start school in Central Bedfordshire next year. If your child is due to start school in September 2019, or transfer to middle, secondary or upper school, you can apply online.

If you are applying for a place to start school or to join a middle school, you have until Tuesday 15 January 2019 to make an application.

The deadline is Wednesday 31 October 2018 for applications to transfer to a secondary or upper school in 2019

Students at Wootton Upper School celebrate record GCSE results

Wootton Upper School students are today (23 August 2018) celebrating their GCSE results, with many students achieving outstanding individual grades. One student achieved 10 Grade 9s

A woman wearing a graduation cap smiling and looking up at the sky. Education News from the Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle. Photo by Juan Ramos on Unsplash

Education News and information

The latest Education News, comment and analysis on local schools, including further and higher education in the Cranfield and Marston Vale area.

The Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle’s Education News section provides the latest news on the area nurseries, schools, sixth form and further education colleges, and universities.

The area covered includes Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough Councils. Education News covers school performance, planning for population increases and school closures.