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St. Bede's Catholic College

ST Bede's

Catholic College

Descartes House


Philosopher René Descartes was born on March 31, 1596, in La Haye, a small town in central France, which has since been renamed after him to honor its most famous son.

Descartes is considered by many to be the father of modern philosophy, because his ideas departed widely from current understanding in the early 17th century, which was more feeling-based. While elements of his philosophy weren’t completely new, his approach to them was. Descartes believed in basically clearing everything off the table, all preconceived and inherited notions, and starting fresh, putting back one by one the things that were certain, which for him began with the statement “I exist.” From this sprang his most famous quote: “I think; therefore I am.”

House Team

Head of House: Ms C Johnston
House Captains: Matthew Chudley and Giulia Ferrazzano
Vice Captains: Jacob Knight and Leila Karrass

Deputy Head Boy: Matthew Chudley

Senior Prefects: James Davies, Giulia Ferrazzano and Isabel Romero

Massimo Di Lecce
James Davies
Christian Albon
Snaha Joy
Fortune Onovo
Colm McManamon
Junior Toukam  
Ester Sukenikova
Jessica Loud
Gemma Blessing
Florence Magner
Kyra Spencer


Ola Kowalska 
Megan Baber
Oscar Banim
Lucy Sweeney
Luke Edmonds
Ben Papworth


Tutor Groups

Year 8

8DOP - Mr O Poole
8DEH - Mrs E Holister

Year 10
10DADA - Mr A Davies
10DEB - Miss E Boyd
10DEWA - Mrs E Walker

Year 9

9DMCR - Mr M Crockett
9DLS - Miss L Simpson

Year 11

11DHA - Miss H Adams
11DFM - Mr F McCarthy


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