St Bede’s Catholic College is a wonderful place of learning, with an excellent culture and climate. Achievement and effort are valued and celebrated and our strong pastoral commitment ensures that every student is known individually and reaches his or her full potential within the context of a caring, Christian community. The well-being of each student is at the heart of our work and is fundamental to our success. We know that young people flourish when they are happy, safe and learning.
Students are enthusiastic about life in College and embrace the many opportunities to grow in faith, developing religious understanding and a sense of service. Spiritual and moral development lies at the heart of this vibrant faith community, as we each grow in the knowledge of truth and the pursuit of justice.
Our community is built on a foundation of mutual respect and kindness. We hold high expectations of ourselves and also of the students in our care. From the beginning, students are enabled to be active, enquiring, and critical open-minded thinkers. Students are encouraged to be ambitious, self-aware and caring, so that when they leave us they are well prepared for life in the world today.
Students work in a calm and industrious manner. They are stimulated and challenged to develop their talents and encouraged to strive for excellence. Both within and outside the classroom numerous opportunities exist for students to unlock their talents and develop self-worth, esteem, confidence and independence.
Committed to excellence, our curriculum is designed to match the needs, ambitions and interests of the students as well as preparing them effectively for further study. The Sixth Form curriculum is evolving and the co-curricular opportunities available, including sport, help in the development of character and resilience which also enriches the college experience.
Excellent teaching, stimulating resources and high expectations enable all students to learn and make outstanding progress. Our teachers are reflective practitioners and strive to promote a love of learning and intellectual curiosity. Planning for improvement is informed by rigorous monitoring and assessment and young people of all backgrounds and abilities are set ambitious targets and are supported in achieving these.
The College has a long-standing tradition of scholarship and academic excellence. 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.
If you are looking for an excellent education for your child within a Christian environment you will like what you find at St. Bede’s Catholic College.
J. G. Maher