Headmaster’s Welcome


I am delighted to welcome you to St. Bede’s College, I consider it an enormous privilege to lead such an exceptional Catholic school.

Headmasters_Welcome_2_330x220 When I first visited the College, I was struck by the purposeful diligence the pupils exhibited and I was heartened by the family atmosphere that was immediately evident. The way I saw the pupils and staff interact confirmed that this was a friendly place to learn and a supportive environment to achieve. As Headmaster, I lead the College to pursue excellence in all aspects with Christ very much at the heart. All pupils, Catholic and non-Catholic, enter successfully into the rich foundation of the College and all enjoy being fully part of our distinctive, vibrant community. Academic success and pastoral excellence are the two well-known hallmarks of St. Bede’s College, placing equal importance on the three pillars of independent education – academia, sport and the creative and performing arts – and this is why our school continues to develop and enable all our pupils to be the very best that they can be.


I am extremely proud to be leading a school that last summer, once again, sent pupils to study at Oxford and Cambridge; where 63% of the Sixth Form secured their place at a Russell Group University and 43% of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade A* – A. It is clear that St. Bede’s offers a unique environment where the small but important things really do matter. Getting along in harmony with all members of the school community, respecting one another, showing good manners and developing the attributes of a well-rounded and capable individual are inculcated in all pupils.


The ISI inspectors in 2013 commented that ‘All pupils have positive attitudes to learning…pupils of all ages have excellent social skills…they show strong moral development and demonstrate excellent behaviour.’ A Co-educational Catholic Independent School with Christian values at the heart is a happy and fulfilling place to be. I know St. Bede’s College is a unique and sensational place to develop a life-long love of learning. I encourage you to visit us soon, experience the warm atmosphere for yourself and become part of its very exciting future.

Dr Richard Robson