Welcome to the Parental Support section where
you can find out about the support and services available to parent
The SEND Advice
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
You can visit the school governors section to find out more
about school governing bodies and governors.