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We are proud to be working in partnership with Robert Bloomfield Academy as one of our Lead Schools, as well as working closely with The Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST). In 2012 Robert Bloomfield was designated as one of the first 200 Teaching Schools in the country. The designation by the National College for School Leadership and the Department for Education entitles the school to lead the training and professional development for staff. CBTSP stands for Central Bedfordshire Teaching Schools Partnership which then became known as BEST Teaching School. However very recently Teaching Schools have taken a further development and we (as part of BEST) now work very closely with Chiltern Teaching School Hub  The School, Teaching School Hub and Partnership are committed to developing the next generation of teachers. 



We are proud to be working in partnership with Inspirit - St Thomas More Catholic School, Bedford. 

Successes for St Thomas More in recent years include:

  • In the top 100 most improved schools in the country (Department of Education, 2013)
  • Graded Outstanding (OFSTED, 2011)
  • Graded Outstanding (Diocese of Northampton, 2017)

These fine achievements are thanks to the hard work of teachers and students.  St Thomas More has a key role to play in the development of the next generation of teachers.