Support for home based learners from early years up to GCSE
PLACE is a Bedford Local Authority support service for home educating families managed by Biddenham International School and Sports College.  To be eligible to register with the scheme, children should be Bedford Borough residents on the elective home education (EHE) register of the Bedford Borough local authority.

The PLACE  Progamme  provides significant support for PLACE-registered GCSE learners, including part-time specialist support for a number of GCSE subjects and entrance for public examinations.

PLACE also runs a busy enrichment programme for enrolled youngsters from ages four to sixteen and, in addition, provides guidance and signposting for special educational needs issues. 

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7:30 am Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Feb 21 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Attendance List On Wednesday 21st February, pre-booked PLACE families will travel by coach for a morning at LONDON’S NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM (click here for website).  The focus during this visit will be on Dinosaurs (click for Gallery info) to link in with the afternoon’s “Dinosaurs in the Wild”
2:00 pm Dinosaurs in the Wild
Dinosaurs in the Wild
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  Attendance List On Wed 21st Feb, PLACE youngsters will have an opportunity to take part in a further activity (linked with an earlier visit on Wed 7th Feb from author Nigel Blackman) focussing on the spring theme of “Children’s Books” chosen by PLACE
10:00 am Meet Author/Illustrator Robert C...
Meet Author/Illustrator Robert C...
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet Author/Illustrator Robert Crowther @ The  Scout Centre | England | United Kingdom
Book here to reserve your place … We have another well-known author/artist visitor coming to Putnoe Scout Centre to run a morning and an afternoon workshop for PLACE families on Wednesday, 28th February.  Talented author-artist Robert Crowther was interested in drawing from an early age, particularly
8:00 am Berlin
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – Apr 12 @ 11:00 pm
Berlin @ Transit Loft Hotel | Berlin | Berlin | Germany
Berlin - Deposit Price includes cost of first adult and selected number of children.Amount: £200.00No. of children : 1 2 3 4 5 6 Berlin - 1st Instalment (due by 26th Jan. 2018 )Price includes cost of first adult and
2:30 pm Phantom of the Opera
Phantom of the Opera
Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  Phantom Book and CDYou can buy a children's book and CD of Phantom of the Opera through PLACE at the discounted price of £4.00 - post free (normally £6.99).Amount: £4.00 Attendance List We have reserved a limited number of
4:00 pm Babar Concert
Babar Concert
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  Attendance List We have reserved a limited number of seats for a children’s Babar the Elephant concert to be held at 4pm on Sunday 22nd April at Bedford School.  This concert will provide an opportunity for PLACE youngsters to enjoy a tailored performance
all-day Bernado Choir at the Barbican
Bernado Choir at the Barbican
Jun 29 all-day
Barnardo’s will be holding its regular annual concert at the Barbican Concert Hall, one of London’s most prestigious concert venues and Europe’s largest arts Centre, to raise money for its vital childcare work to support vulnerable youngsters.  As one of
5:45 pm HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast
Jul 15 @ 5:45 pm – Jul 16 @ 11:00 am
HMS Belfast (Child)Inclusive of evening activities, overnight stay, breakfast, a taught morning session and free time on boardAmount: £35.00No. of children : 1 2 3 4 5 6 HMS Belfast (Mum)Supervising adult. Inclusive of evening activities, overnight stay, breakfast, a
7:00 am Paris
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am – Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm
 Rooming List Passport Information Form … Click here It is important you complete this form as soon as possible even if you have previously supplied this information In response to many parental requests, we have arranged a four-day, three-night visit
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