Hundreds of children to attend orchestral concerts in Bedford, Dunstable, Luton and Milton Keynes.

Children from schools across four areas will be attending performances of THE WISH where they’ll get a chance to meet a composer and take part in the concert whilst listening to professional orchestra SINFONIA VERDI.

The Big Pedal 2019

Central Bedfordshire Council is working with sustainable transport charity Sustrans to encourage residents to get involved in the Big Pedal 2019.

Parent calls on council to change its mind over middle school expansion plan

Central Bedfordshire Council has objected to Fulbrook Middle School’s plan to expand to become a secondary school. The expansion will mean that Fulbrook will take pupils aged between 9 and 16.

Research shows link between lack of sleep and ‘worry’ in children and young people

Place2Be kicked off Children’s Mental Health Week 2019 with brand new research exploring the relationship between sleep and wellbeing. It found that children and young people who usually get less than the recommended nine hours sleep on a school night are more likely to feel that worries get in the way of school work and are also less able to cope with worries overall.

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.

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.