Thank you for your interest in St Bede’s College. Whilst the majority of our pupils will gain entry into the College aged 11, if there are places available, we will consider pupils for other year groups also. This website will provide a snap-shot of how good the College is, nothing will replace coming in and experiencing that tangible atmosphere for yourself.

Please contact me at: to arrange a tour of the College. I will then organise for your son or daughter to experience a Taster Day at the College to find out first-hand what it would be like to be a St Bede’s pupil.

The next step is the entrance assessment for pupils entering the College at age 11 which is comprised of an English paper, VR paper and a Maths paper. There is an  exemplar paper available for the English, Verbal Reasoning and Maths. What we can say is this will give a true picture of your child’s potential in a relaxed environment.

Mathematics Entrance Examination – Sample Paper

English Entrance Examination – Sample Paper

Verbal Reasoning Questions – Sample Paper

I look forward to welcoming you to the College soon.

Helen Taylor

Admissions Manager

Interviews and Offer

All candidates and their parents are warmly invited to meet the Headteacher and take a tour of the College during a working day. We hope this will provide prospective parents with a flavour of the academic rigour of the College and the purposeful diligence the pupils exhibit.

The College sends out offers on the date agreed by the Greater Manchester Consortium of Independent Schools and state grammar schools. This date usually occurs at the end of February. In accordance with the procedure agreed by the schools within the Consortium, parents are given twelve days in which to accept the offer of a place.

Entry to Other Year Groups

Applications to enter the College in year groups other than Year 7 are welcomed and are considered on a case-by-case basis.

If there are places available, prospective pupils are invited to experience a Taster Day with us to ascertain what it would be like to be a St Bede’s pupil. An entrance assessment is then taken to gain entry to the College.

To consider this option, please contact Helen Taylor our Admissions Manager:

Application Form 11+

Application Form Sixth Form

Application Form Year 8-11