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Schools and school transport

Bedford Borough Schools have now closed. The decision has been taken by the government to reduce social contact and help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Some schools will be kept open with a skeleton staff to provide support for the children of key workers and those most in need.

See latest information from the government including the list of key workers whose children can still go to school here.

The government has provided updated guidance for schools for children eligible for free school meals.

The Department for Education is running a helpline for questions about Coronavirus for staff, parents and young people:

School transport

Some children, including the children of key workers, will continue to go to school as per the latest government advice.

All school transport has been cancelled except for those pupils whose parents are key workers and are usually entitled to free school transport.

We have notified the parents of eligible pupils and made arrangements for those that have confirmed they need transport. If you believe you are eligible for this provision/transport please contact your child's school or our Transport Entitlement Team by emailing School.Transport@bedford.gov.uk or call 01234 718004.

School transport will continue to be available for those eligible families who want it throughout the Easter school holidays.

If you have a query with the transport arrangements in place for your child please contact us by emailing client.transport@bedford.gov.uk or mainstream.transport@bedford.gov.uk. In an emergency please call 01234 228443.