About Us

The Bedford Borough Learning Exchange began in 2009 with a grant from The Bedford Charity (now known as The Harpur Trust) and offered monthly networking meetings for all head teachers in the Borough, both state and private, and including the local authority.

In the second year it was co-funded by The Harpur Trust and Bedford Local Authority and was re-badged as a forum for all educationalists in the town incorporating Bedford College, the University of Bedfordshire, two further independent schools and the Prison Education Service. It is now funded by subscription via Bedford Borough Schools and the Local Authority.

With the addition of the Bedford Free School it is now a fully inclusive collaborative which invites the involvement of all educational leaders within the Bedford Unitary Authority.