Lawrence Bentley - Headteacher

                        Lawrence Bentley - Headteacher

Welcome to St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College where we hope to ignite within all members of our community a joy of learning, a desire to achieve and a commitment to the service of others.

We seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ, and aim to encourage a relationship with God through all aspects of college life by upholding the dignity of all, recognising that Christ is in every person, reaching out to those in need and respecting each other as valuable members of God's creation.

Our community is therefore safe and happy: behaviour is good and because of this students of all abilities are able to engage with quality teaching and to flourish.

Our task at St Bede's and St Joseph's is to support all students through college by setting the highest expectations, creating an aspirational culture, and providing caring pastoral support.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, an exciting range of enrichment activities and expert information, advice and guidance to all students throughout their journey with us. We are committed to developing confident, self-assured, well-qualified and polite young people who can take their places in society as active citizens of the 21st century.

In doing these things we live out our strong ethos, reflected in our motto 'Christus Lumen Gentium' ('Christ, Light of Nations')

Our record of achievement is built on our high expectations of everyone at the college. As well as delivering improving results and rising standards, students enjoy examination success at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

For those students who wish to continue their studies, St Benedict's Sixth Form offers a wide range of subjects at AS and A Level, together with a range of vocational courses.

As we continue to ignite learning and illuminate each student's educational pathway, we strive to ensure that all students fulfil their God-given potential and achieve the best in everything they do. We take every opportunity to celebrate with our students the successes of our college community.

If you require any further information about our college please do not hesitate to contact us. Email:

Lawrence Bentley

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