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Opening School Facilities Fund Phase 2

"What a terrific response from schools across Bedfordshire to the Opening Schools Facility Fund application window. Demand for funding support outstripped supply and the quality of the applications made it a very competitive process. As a team we were delighted with how many schools demonstrated their passion and determination to work to support young people who face multiple barriers to participation and we hope we can continue to work with all schools to reduce the inequalities many face."

Clare Fitzboydon, Director of team BEDS&LUTON

In February 2021 Sport England announced that £10.1 million of Department for Education funding (DfE) will be invested into the Active Partnership network to:

  • support schools to open their facilities outside of the normal school day
  • to increase the breadth and volume of sports and activities available

Particular focus will be on those schools with a high percentage of pupils eligible for FSM, Pupil Premium and SEND; also schools within areas of deprivation where physical activity levels are typically low.

For more information or support, contact annelise@teambedsandluton.co.uk

* Please note that this round of funding of applications is now closed.

Take a few minutes and watch our video to understand the Impact of the Opening School Facilities Funded Projects across our Active Partnership communities.

Congratulations to these 33 schools across Luton, Central Bedfordshire and Bedford who have been successful in securing a portion of Sport England's Opening School Facilities funding.


Central Bedfordshire


Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Hadrian Academy

Hazeldene School

Stockwood Park Academy

Stanbridge Lower School

Grange Academy

Icknield High School

Sandy Secondary

Sharnbrook Academy

Chalk Hills Academy

Vandyke Upper School

Lincroft Academy

Farley Junior Academy

Maulden Lower School

Great Ouse Primary Academy

Stopsley High School

Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Livingstone Primary School

River Bank Primary School

Cedars Upper School

Kempston Challenger Academy

Beech Hill Community Primary

Parkfields Middle School

St John's Special School and College

Challney High School for Girls

Stratton Upper School

Lealands High School

Heathwood Lower School

Shefford Lower School

Hockliffe Lower School

Silsoe Lower School

Linslade School

Beaudesert Lower School

Sport England required data

Supporting documents

Opening School Facilities Funding Project Evaluation