The governing bodies of Castle Lower School, Hazeldene School and Newnham Middle School have been working together to enhance the educational provision in order to provide a sustainable and stable educational route for children in our local community. The context for this is Bedford Borough Council’s “Strengthening partnerships…” document, available on the borough website.
We are delighted to announce that on the 14th September 2015 the governing bodies of all schools agreed to form a federation from January 2016. That will represents a strong and exciting opportunity to further develop and deliver outstanding education for our children.
We now look forward to developing the strong and growing partnership, with Castle and Newnham in hard federation (one governing body and one headteacher) from January 2016 and Hazeldene in soft federation (better curriculum, staff and pupil links), also January 2016.
We are pleased that our vision for providing continuity and excellence from 4-16 is wholly compatible with Bedford Borough’s announced intention to support schools in converting to two-tier education: we believe our all-through model will enable the transition to go all the more smoothly for children.
This area of the school website will provide updates and information about the progress of the federation
If you have any questions you can either arrange a meeting via the school offices at Castle Lower School, Newnham Middle School or Hazeldene School (contact details below)
The governing bodies of all schools agreed on Monday 14th September to form a federation from January 2016.
The federation working party with members from all three schools will continue to working closely to ensure that the federation can successful start from January 2016, and over the coming months we will be sharing information on next steps and how you can be involved.
Frequently asked questions:
The frequently asked question have been captured in the document below and will be updated on a regular basis.
School contact details:
Castle Lower School
Phone no: 01234 300800
Newnham Middle School
Phone no: 01234 303403
Phone no: 01234 300100