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Consultation on plans for Bedford Technical Academy

Written by Paula Devine | 15 Oct 2013

Bedford College is proposing to open a brand new Technical Academy in September 2015 focusing on specialist technical training in science, service and creative technologies.

Aimed at students aged 13 to 19, our Technical Academy will be a state-funded school that is independent from local government control. This means it will have the freedom to design its own curriculum and learning experience in a way that benefits our students best, which will make a real difference to local young people. Academies are regulated by Ofsted and exam results are publicly available.

As part of the application, Bedford College is currently consulting with the local community to identify demand for the Academy and need your help!

Do you care for or have children aged between 10 and 12 years old who live in Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire?  If yes, please visit and complete our Parent survey.

Do you care for or have children aged between 13 and 16 years old who live within Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire?  If yes, please could you ask them to visit and complete our Student survey.

Alternatively, if you have any friends or family, or are involved in any groups or clubs that have members that meet the criteria above, we would appreciate it if you could pass this email on to them.

To find out more about plans for Bedford Technical Academy, please visit or email

Topics: Bedford College, Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire, Uncategorized

Paula Devine

Written by Paula Devine

Paula is Head of Membership and Global Services at Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

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