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Welcome to St Bede's Catholic College


If you are looking for a great education for your child within a Christian environment, you need look no further than St. Bede’s Catholic College. It is my privilege to be Principal of this wonderful place of learning.

The secondary school a child attends is likely to leave a lasting impression, it is therefore probably one of the most important decisions parents will make.

St Bede’s Catholic College is a wonderful place of learning with an excellent culture and climate. Visitors comment on a calm and industrious place where children are stimulated and challenged to develop their talents and encouraged to strive for excellence. Achievement and effort are valued and celebrated. Within and outside the classroom numerous opportunities exist for pupils to unlock their talents and develop self-worth, esteem, confidence and independence.

Children are enthusiastic about life in college and embrace the many opportunities to grow in faith and develop religious understanding. Spiritual and moral development lies at the heart of our work and is a major strength within this vibrant faith community, where every child is valued.

Young people are encouraged to strive for excellence in every aspect of their work. We hold high expectations of ourselves and all those who work within our community and these translate to the children in our care. They are enabled from the early stages to be active, enquiring, critical and open minded thinkers, to be ambitious for themselves and broaden their horizons. The college has a long-standing tradition of achieving academic success. The value of hard work is never underestimated. Inspirational and passionate teaching will help children fulfil their potential and walk tall with confidence.

Our examination results are hugely impressive and we make no apologies for saying results matter. As important as they are however, education at St Bede’s is about much more than results as you will discover when you visit this vibrant community, where quality is free.  

Excellent teaching, stimulating resources and high expectations enable all children to learn and make outstanding progress. Our teachers strive to promote a love of learning and intellectual curiosity. They are reflective practitioners and planning is informed by rigorous monitoring and assessment. Children of all backgrounds and abilities are set ambitious targets and supported in achieving these.

The curriculum matches the needs, ambitions and interests of the children and prepares them well for further study. Within our new Sixth Form the curriculum is evolving to meet learners’ needs. The co-curricular opportunities available are extensive, enriching the college experience and developing character and resilience.   

The well-being of the child is at the heart of our work and pastoral care is fundamental to our success. We try to ensure there are no invisible children in our college and are ever mindful that young people flourish when they are happy, safe and learning.  St Bede’s has much to offer families as you will see when you visit.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact St Bede's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2015

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