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Streetfield Middle School Caddington

The school under construction in 1980 [PY/PH47/1]
The school under construction in 1980 [PY/PH47/1]

Streetfield Middle School is always considered a Dunstable school but it lies, in fact, just over the boundary in the civil parish of Caddington. The site, together with the sites for Saint Mary’s Catholic Lower and Manshead Upper Schools was conveyed by Joan Crawley Ross Skinner and her trustees to Bedfordshire County Council in July 1965 for £135,000 [CCE2070/2].

The school opened as a middle school in 1976 with a second phase opening in 1980. It has provision for 450 pupils aged nine to thirteen years. Children come to the school from a number of lower schools for pupils aged four to nine years. From here children go on to an upper school.

In 1984 Bedfordshire County Council, looking at falling roles, provisionally determined to close Five Oaks Middle School in Caddington and transfer the children to Streetfield [E/SC2/Dun2]. In the event, this did not happen.

On 1st April 2009 the Local Education Authority, Bedfordshire County Council, was abolished. It was replaced by two new unitary councils, that covering Caddington being Central Bedfordshire Council, a melange of two former district councils, Mid and South Beds. At the time of writing [2012], Streetfield remains a middle school under the control of Central Bedfordshire Council.