Education & Employment


Educational needs are well met in Ampthill, with an upper school/college, a middle school and two lower schools

Education & Employment - Contents

Schools | Pre-SchoolsFurther EducationUniversitiesAdult EducationJobcentre Plus | What does the Ampthill Town plan say about Education & Employment issues in the town?

 The Firs Lower School





Lower Schools 

Russell Lower School - caters for children age 4+ to 9 years

The Firs Lower School - caters for children age 4+ to 9 years

Middle School

Alameda Middle School - caters for children age 9 to 13 years

Upper School

Redborne Upper School and Community College - caters for children age 13 to 18 years





Further Education:


Local Colleges

Central Bedfordshire College



Bedford College 

  • Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AH
  • Tel: 0800 074 0234
  • Website:

Barnfield College 

  • Barnfield College, New Bedford Road, Luton, LU2 7BF
  • Tel: 01582 569500
  • Website:

Shuttleworth College - land-based college

  • Shuttleworth College, Old Warden Park, Nr. Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 9EA
  • Tel: 01767 626222
  • Website:




University of Bedfordshire

  • Luton Campus, Park Square, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3JU
  • Bedford Campus, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9EA
  • Putteridge Bury Campus, Hitchin Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 8LE
  • Tel: 01234 400 400
  • Website:

Cranfield University

  • Cranfield Campus, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Beds, MK43 0AL
  • Tel: 01234 750111
  • Website:


Adult Education:


Adult education and evening classes are provided by Central Beds Adult & Community Learning Service and take place at community colleges and other venues around the county. For further information contact:




     Job Centre Plus

    Bedford Job Centre Plus

    Wyvern House
    53-55 Bromham Road
    MK40 2EH

    Tel: 01234 361500

    Biggleswade Job Centre Plus

    73 High Street
    SG18 0JH

    Tel: 01767 275750

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    What does the Ampthill Town plan say about Education & Employment issues in the town?

    A wide view of the topic has been taken and has included in the research process, an analysis of early years provision, formal education and a review of leisure facilities which may provide opportunities for the acquisition of valuable life skills such as working in teams, communication, promoting equality of opportunity and valuing diversity.


    • Contact with young people.
    • Early years provision.
    • Work-placements.
    • Adult and community education.
    • School catchments.
    • Informal education provision.


    • Initiate a dialogue between members of the Town Council and the young people of the town through school's councils.
    • Publicise the provision of early years activities more effectively.
    • Explore funding options to support childcare for disadvantaged families.
    • The Education, Training and Employment Focus group supports the refurbishment of Parkside Hall to provide suitable and safe premises for group meetings of parents and young children. This is covered in another section of the Town Plan.
    • Offer an annual award to local businesses for services to young people.
    • Involve local organisations such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club and the Lions Club in the publicity of work placement schemes and determine ways of helping businesses, to cope with the legal requirements.
    • Support efforts to obtain Lottery funding to the Workers Education Association (WEA) for their work including the delivery including family learning programmes.
    • Encourage group leaders of leisure and sports clubs in Ampthill to recognise the important role they play in the development of young people.


    • Effective contact between the Town Council and the children and young people of Ampthill.
    • Wide publicity of the excellent provision for early years care and education.
    • Availability of childcare for all families in Ampthill, irrespective of income.
    • Delivery of meaningful work placements for year 10 and 11 pupils by local employers.
    • Availability of free venues for the delivery of training by the WEA.
    • Effective enhancement and publicity of the provision of adult learning opportunities in Ampthill.
    • Wide provision of informal education by out of school hours leisure and sports clubs in Ampthill.