Local Authority

Bedford Borough Council is “ambitious for all our children and young people and believes that every child deserves an outstanding education.”

Underpinning this vision is a commitment to ensure that every learning environment is led by inspiring, confident leaders who have access to high quality learning and partnership opportunities.

This is taken very seriously by the council’s education department. When the Chief Education Officer was appointed in 2014 he personally visited every one of the 79 schools within the Borough.

Not only is there substantial investment in face-to-face relationships with schools and leaders, but there is also a real commitment to providing the right infrastructure and learning environments.

Bedford has been celebrated as having the best school building programme in the UK, thanks to an innovative approach that provides cost-effective classrooms and schools that teachers love to work in.