Kempston Challenger Academy

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Kempston Challenger Academy
Hill Rise

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MK42 7EB

Coordinates52°06′36″N 0°30′33″W / 52.10991°N 0.50915°W / 52.10991; -0.50915Coordinates: 52°06′36″N 0°30′33″W / 52.10991°N 0.50915°W / 52.10991; -0.50915
Local authorityBedford
Department for Education URN142387 Tables
Executive PrincipalJoe Young
Age11 to 18

Kempston Challenger Academy (formerly Hastingsbury Upper School and Community College and Hastingsbury Business and Enterprise College) is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located on Hill Rise in Kempston, Bedfordshire, England. The school forms part of an educational campus which also includes a Child Development Centre and Ridgeway School.

The school was originally named Hastingsbury Upper School and Community College, and later became a Business and Enterprise College. It was previously an upper school, teaching children from the age of 13 to 18. It was also a foundation school administered by Bedford Borough Council; it converted to academy status November 2015 and is now sponsored by the Challenger multi-academy trust.[1] The school was later renamed Kempston Challenger Academy. The school extended its lower age range in 2017 and is now a secondary school.

The school offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study.[2] Pupils in the sixth form can choose to study from a range of A Levels and BTECs.[3]


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