Bedford Borough has a wide range of education settings across the authority. We have approximately 70 early years settings, lower schools, primary schools, middle schools, secondary schools, upper schools, 3 special schools, a Pupil Referral Unit (which is an academy), a mainstream free school and a college of further education. There are strong relationships between the settings with Local Authority support services available to build on those partnerships.

The Education section of our guide includes:

  • Bedford’s offer of education provision for children and young people with SEN and Disabilities
  • Information on Bedford’s Support Services for SEND
  • Individual school and college offers
  • Details about the SEND reforms
  • How to request an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Information on Personal Budgets
  • Information on mediation and how to make a complaint
  • Information on home to school transport