Welcome to Greys Education Centre

Hospital Education

Hospital Schoolroom, Cygnet Wing
Bedford NHS Trust,
Kempston Road,
Bedford MK42 9DJ
Telephone Number 01234 408456

Secondary Provision

Manor Drive, Kempston
Bedford MK42 7AB
Telephone Number 01234 408477

Primary Provision

Chestnut Avenue, Bromham
Bedford MK43 8HP
Telephone Number 01234 889320

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Greys Education Centre offers an Alternative Curriculum which includes:

Boxing & Mentoring Programme – Pupils benefit from our boxing and exercise gym where they can learn boxing skills and keep fit and active in a safe environment. Pupils have use of the exercise machines to build core strength and a resistance training area. In addition to the physical benefits, pupils also develop self-discipline and self-control and improved levels of self-esteem as a result of the accompanying mentoring programme: Strong Teens and The Passport Programme. Accreditation is by ABA. Pupils in year 11 also have the opportunity to gain qualifications at GCSE in PE/Sports Studies and also gain AQA unit awards Please click here to download the Boxing Mentoring Consent Form.

Building & Construction – Pupils benefit from a vocational curriculum which allows them to develop new skills in aspects of construction including carpentry, bricklaying and plumbing.  The course is taught by a qualified building and construction tutor and accreditation is by AQA unit awards and the CITB construction skills award up to level 2.

Cooking for Life – All pupils at Greys learn basic cooking skills in weekly cookery lessons and where appropriate accreditation is by AQA unit awards and the Jamie Oliver BTEC qualification ‘Cooking for Life’

Outdoor Learning – At Greys we recognize that some pupils benefit from a more practical and kinesthetic style of learning.  Subjects such as Science, Maths, Geography, DT, Art and Design are delivered outdoors, where appropriate, giving pupils a more hands on experience of learning, making the curriculum more accessible and relevant.  In addition, outdoor learning is timetabled for all pupils to access activities at a local, rural location in Ickwell where pupils study all aspects of outdoor learning with further accreditation through the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 

DJ Skills and Music Media – At Greys we have a DJ/Media room with state of the art equipment allowing pupils to compose and produce their own music.  In addition, pupils can also develop their DJ’ing skills and achieve accreditation by AQA unit awards.  

Girls Group - The purpose of Girls Group is to address everyday issues and concerns affecting young girls today, supporting them in making positive choices around their social and emotional development. A large body of work focuses on protective behaviours and issues related to CSE and provide a safe and secure environment for the girls to discuss any worries or concerns related to this.  Girls Group provides a safe and nurturing environment supporting girls with their wellbeing and mental health and also providing enrichment activities in areas of interest, as informed by the pupils.

Boys Group

Boys Group was set up to enable us to participate in team activities. Boys take part in a range of physical activities including football, pool, cricket, golf, gym and athletics. Its primary role is to model appropriate behaviour and guide the boys through the social interactions they may encounter in the real world whilst also encouraging healthy living habits by giving them opportunities to exercise and participate safely in team activities.
By their participation, we use the tools of character education to improve their attainment in all aspects of school life by improving their behaviour and attitudes.  Moreover, we also aim to prepare them for life after leaving compulsory education by increasing their employability and encouraging them to live healthier lives.

Child Development – This is a qualification offered to pupils in key stage 4; Accreditation is by a Cambridge National Level 1 / 2, a vocational qualification equivalent to a GCSE.  Pupils study 3 units; one examined and two internally assessed set assignments and the qualification covers all aspects of child development from birth to 5 years of age.