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The Bedford College Group serves the communities of Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and the wider South East Midlands.

Serving our student, staff and wider local communities is at the heart of our objectives. Our staff and students take part in a range of activities across their local communities and we have outlined five aims that we hope to achieve from our community engagement.


1. To promote and support education and training

Princes Trust
The Prince’s Trust Northamptonshire Teams achieved outstanding results with 100% of the young people on the programme achieving in 2020-21.

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2. To participate in strategic partnerships and contribute to local agendas

Wellingborough Campus
The Wellingborough Campus redevelopment opened in September 2020, with 480 students enrolled on courses.

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3. To share and exchange knowledge and skills

Research College Group
In 2021, The Bedford College Group was a founding member of The Research College Group which represents 10 organisations who lead in practitioner research.

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4. To open up our physical environment and resources

School of Fish
School of Fish – the community swim school run by Trinity Arts and Leisure – teaches 700 children per week.

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5. To be a good neighbour:

Connolly Centre
As part of our ground-breaking decarbonisation plan, steps were taken to save over 350 tonnes of carbon following major infrastructure upgrades and the opening of our brand-new Connolly Centre for Modern Construction.

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Stakeholder newsletter and Annual Review

To find out more about how we serve our student, staff and wider local communities, download the latest edition of our stakeholder newsletter, Stronger Together.

See more in our Annual Review.