Principal - Julian Axford
Robert Bloomfield Academy, Shefford, Bedfordshire, is a thriving and successful school in a vibrant local Community. Our achievement in being graded "Outstanding" by OFSTED in 2008, 2009 and now for the third consecutive time in 2014 supports our commitment to high standards and academic Excellence.
Our results and academic standards are outstanding and we have wonderful facilities and an excellent learning environment – our teachers are of the highest quality. In 2009 we were designated a specialist Science, Maths and Technology school, under the banner of "Engineering". We were the first Middle School in the country to achieve specialist status. We have been designated a Teaching School for two years and reach out across Central Bedfordshire providing leadership support, professional development, teacher training, research and school to school support.
There are wonderful facilities here for your child, including four modern labs, a sports hall, a floodlit Astroturf (MUGA), a modern café, new design facilities, a music ICT suite, a Studio Theatre, new engineering and design suites (including laser cutters and 3D printers) and new art & design facilities.
We are very pleased and excited to be opening our new Year 5 specialist block of classrooms for the pupils joining us from their Lower Schools in September 2015. Our new Reception and Learning Resource Centre will also be completed shortly together with newly extended facilities for Art and Design.
See how to book these facilities.
Most importantly, we are a caring Community that values each child and provides them with the Opportunity to fulfil their potential and enjoy learning. We welcome you and your child to our community and I am confident it will be a successful partnership.
Bloomfield - A National Teaching School
In 2012 Robert Bloomfield was designated as one of the first 200 Teaching Schools in the country. The designation by the National College for School Leadership and the Department for Education entitles the school to lead the training and professional development for staff. Also, we have been designated as a National Support School and a National Leader in Education.
Steve Munby, Chief Executive of the National College, said: "Teaching schools like Robert Bloomfield Academy need to be at the top of their game to take on this role - outstanding in their own performance and have a track record of raising standards through school-to-school support. We now have 200 teaching schools around the country who are in a position to harness the finest teaching talent in the profession to driveschool improvement in innovative ways, and bring real benefits to pupils and staff. Trainees can learn from the best teachers in action and those who want to move up the career ladder are exposed to excellent practice within and beyond their immediate school."