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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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Jun
23
Sat
all-day Brighton Graffiti Trail
Brighton Graffiti Trail
Jun 23 all-day
[wp_eStore_fancy1 id=204] Attendance List On Saturday 23rd June, PLACE will be running a day-trip to Brighton led by Paul Nicholson, PLACE Arts Award supervisor.  This trip will enable learners to discover the amazing range of street art and graffiti in this sea-front
Jun
27
Wed
10:00 am Trinity Arts Award – Information...
Trinity Arts Award – Information...
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trinity Arts Award - Information Session @ PLACE | England | United Kingdom
New Arts Award Intake Get your thinking caps on…………… Remember that… Arts Award is not just drawing and painting!!  The list is endless: it can include origami, photography, sculpture, animation, rug-making, needlework, street art, cookery, film making, balloon modelling, circus
Jul
4
Wed
7:30 am Southend-on-sea
Southend-on-sea
Jul 4 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Attendance List Standing for over a century, the pier at Southend-on-Sea’s is the longest in the world, extending for 2.158 metres (1.34 miles) into the Thames Estuary; it is a well-loved and recognised symbol of Southend and the pleasures of
Jul
11
Wed
10:00 am Wicksteed Park
Wicksteed Park
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am
As our fourteenth year of PLACE draws to a close, we will celebrate together on Wednesday 11th July with a visit to Wicksteed Park in Kettering.  Wristbands are available at the reduced price of £1 (only) to pre-booked Year 11 leavers, but they are
Jul
15
Sun
5:45 pm HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast
Jul 15 @ 5:45 pm – Jul 16 @ 11:00 am
Attendance List As one of our activities around PLACE’s summer theme of “The Sea”, pre-booked youngsters visit HMS Belfast for a special evening tour and activities followed by an overnight “Kip on a Ship” stay on Sunday 15th July.  Please note
Jul
16
Mon
1:30 pm Sea Life
Sea Life
Jul 16 @ 1:30 pm
As part of our summer “Sea” theme, PLACE will be visiting the London Aquarium (Sea Life Centre) on Monday 16th July in the early afternoon (HMS Belfast participants will already be in London).  PLACE families who would like to take part in this Sea Life
Jul
18
Wed
10:00 am End of Term Event
End of Term Event
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
[wp_eStore_fancy1 id=205] On Wednesday 18th July, we will be holding our end-of-term Drama and Music Performances at Ravensden Village Hall.  This promises to be a great day – not only will the children be performing, but we will meet together for a
Jul
19
Thu
1:30 pm “Bounce” Trampoline
“Bounce” Trampoline
Jul 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
[wp_eStore_fancy1 id=119] Attendance List … Waiver Under18 Form On Thursday afternoon 19th July at 1.30pm, PLACE Year 11 leavers, their families and PLACE youngsters will have an opportunity to attend a group party session that will run from 1.30pm-3.30pm at the new “Bounce”
Oct
3
Wed
2:30 pm Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Oct 3 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
[wp_eStore_fancy1 id=206] [wp_eStore_fancy1 id=207] Attendance List On Wednesday 3rd October pre-booked PLACE families have an opportunity to enjoy in the West End at Queen’s Theatre, London, a musical performance of the renowned, spectacular and brilliantly-choreographed “Les Misérables”.  More than 70 million people worldwide
Oct
20
Sat
7:00 am Paris
Paris
Oct 20 @ 7:00 am – Oct 23 @ 9:00 pm
 Rooming List [wp_eStore_fancy1 id=163] 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,
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