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Schools for the Future programme: Central Bedfordshire Council responds to BEST's open letter

BEST's Board of Trustees have this week received a response to their open letter to the Central Bedfordshire Council Executive, about the Schools for the Future programme.

We are disappointed with the response, including several contestable points, and CBC’s admission that the five pledges – upon which BEST's support for the Schools for the Future programme was conditional – cannot all be met.

We feel sharing the letter, from the council's leader Councillor Richard Wenham, with our communities is the right thing to do as this is a clear departure from the cluster plan agreed as part of a public consultation process in the summer of 2020.

Both Cllr Wenham's letter, and a further letter to our communities from our Trustees, can be read in full below.