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Principal's Welcome
 


The secondary school a child attends will leave a lasting impression; choosing the right school is therefore one of the most important decisions parents make.

St Bede’s Catholic College is a wonderful place of learning with an excellent culture and climate. Students work in a calm and industrious manner. They 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 students to unlock their talents and develop self-worth, esteem, confidence and independence.

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 these translate to the students in our care. They are enabled from the early stages to be active, enquiring, and critical open minded thinkers; to be ambitious for themselves and broaden their horizons.

Excellent teaching, stimulating resources and high expectations enable all 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. Young people of all backgrounds and abilities are set ambitious targets and supported in achieving these.

The curriculum matches the needs, ambitions and interests of the students and prepares them well for further study. Within our Sixth Form the curriculum is evolving and the co-curricular opportunities available, including sport, help in the development of character and resilience, enriching the college experience. 

The well-being of each student is at the heart of our work and pastoral care is fundamental to our success. We know that young people flourish when they are happy, safe and learning.

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 than results.

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.




C Hughes
Principal