Our Mission

Our Mission

St. Bede’s College is a Catholic Independent Co-educational 3 – 18 Grammar School, founded in 1876 by Cardinal Vaughan, which endeavours to transmit the message of the Gospel rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ.

St. Bede’s College welcomes Catholic and non-Catholic pupils. Every pupil should experience educational excellence and exhibit values through the unique contribution each member makes to the rich diversity of the College community.

St. Bede’s dedication to the pursuit of learning and his search for knowledge of the Lord is an inspiration to us all.

O Christ, our Morning Star, Splendour of Light Eternal, shining with the glory of the rainbow, come and waken us from the greyness of our apathy, and renew in us your gift of hope.

The prayer of St Bede, the Venerable


Our Aims


  • We aim to provide a holistic education to develop the intellectual curiosity and creativity of every pupil.
  • We aim to provide a wide range of enriching co-curricular activities so that pupils leave as confident, successful and well-rounded individuals.
  • We aim to provide the right balance of support and encouragement to motivate each child in reaching their full potential.
  • Our highly qualified and inspirational staff aim for the highest possible outcomes in all aspects; academic endeavour, sporting activity, creative and performing artistic pursuits, behaviour, conduct and personal relationships.


  • We aim to educate the whole person, inculcate personal and spiritual growth in an environment where pupils are nurtured, grow in self-worth and moral understanding.
  • We aim to create a vibrant, friendly community where pupils feel happy, safe and develop a good understanding of themselves.
  • We aim to study in a caring, family environment where all pupils show good manners, kindness, respect, tolerance, forgiveness and experience opportunities to help others through an outward-looking philosophy.
  • We aim to prepare our pupils for life beyond school where they will have the courage and ability to lead by example, contributing positively to the communities in which they live and to society in general.