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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9:30 am Fourth Follow-on Arts Award Session
Fourth Follow-on Arts Award Session
Jan 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Fourth Follow-on Arts Award Session @ PLACE | England | United Kingdom
Attendance List Paul has again split the youngsters into two groups – please note that they need to bring along their folders, as Paul needs to see how far they have got with their research so he can give advice on the
12:00 pm Children’s Books Workshop
Children’s Books Workshop
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Children's Books - Workshop 1Workshop 1, running from 12.00 - 1:30. Please note that children under 7 need to be accompanied by an adultAmount: £1.00 Children's Books - Workshop 2Workshop 2, running from 1:30 - 3:00. Please note that children
10:00 am Meet Author/Illustrator N.S. (Ni...
Meet Author/Illustrator N.S. (Ni...
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet Author/Illustrator N.S. (Nigel) Blackman @ The  Scout Centre | England | United Kingdom
On Wednesday 7th February, pre-booked PLACE families will have an opportunity to meet and attend a workshop at Putnoe Scout Centre (there will be several age-appropriate sessions running during the day) run by talented author-illustrator N.S. Blackman (Nigel).  Nigel is a London-based writer and illustrator
7:30 am Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Feb 21 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Natural History Museum (Child)Includes coach and entry to MuseumAmount: £5.001 2 3 4 5 6 Please list the names of your children who wish to attend the parent-led Dino Scientist event: Natural History Museum (Adult)Includes coach and entry to Museum
2:00 pm Dinosaurs in the Wild
Dinosaurs in the Wild
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dinosaurs in the Wild (Child)Entrance for PLACE registered children.Amount: £5.00No. of children : 1 2 3 4 5 6 Please supply children's ages in the box below: Dinosaurs in the Wild (Adult)Entrance for first accompanying adult.Amount: £5.00 Attendance List On Wed
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
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
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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