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Parental Support

Welcome to the Parental Support section where you can find out about the support and services available to parent and carers. 

 

The SEND Advice Service

SEND Advice offers free, confidential information and support to parents/carers of children who have, or may have, special educational needs. The service help parents/carers take an active and informed part in their child's education.

 

Family Information Service

Use the Family Information Service to find childcare, youth clubs, sport and leisure activities, family support groups or services for children with a disability  - in fact, any service which will help you in your family life.

 

Home schooling

Parents and carers have a legal responsibility to make sure that their children receive an education. They may choose to educate their children at home rather than at school. The law makes the Local Authority (Bedford Borough Council) responsible for ensuring the education given to children at home is suitable.

 

School Admissions

The School Admissions Service covering the Bedford Borough Council and the Central Bedfordshire Council areas can provide you with advice on the admissions process and can let you know which schools in these areas have places available.  They can be contacted on (01234) 718120 or by email admissions@bedford.gov.uk

 

Free School Meals

The Education Welfare Service administers Free School Meals in the Bedford Borough area.  You can find out if you qualify by visiting the Free School Meals section.

 

School Travel

Visit our School Travel Initiatives section to find out more about safer routes to schools, school travel plans, school car sharing & pooling, as well as other school travel related matters.

 

School governors

Every school in Bedford Borough has its own governing body which is made up of staff from the school, parents and members of the public who are committed to serving the best interests of the school and contributing to the school's efforts in raising standards.

You can visit the school governors section to find out more about school governing bodies and governors.

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Education and Learning

Raising the level of academic achievement is a top priority for the council. We will ensure the effective delivery of our services so we can improve the life chances for children and young people. Check out this section to find out about Learning centres, schools, special education needs and more.

 


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