As Headteacher of Our Lady and St Bede Catholic Academy, I am delighted to welcome you to our website.

Whether you are a pupil, parent, prospective employee or visitor, we hope you get a sense of what it means to be part of our school community and our vision for the future.

We recognise that parents and carers looking to choose a school for their child are, perhaps, making the most important decision a parent or carer can make. With that in mind, our aim is to provide you with as much information as possible to help you make an informed choice about your child’s education.

Our school has a distinct ethos centred upon the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Every pupil has their own individual strengths, gifts and talents and our aim is to ensure that these are all developed to their full potential.

We recognise that excellent relationships between teachers, pupils and parents are fundamental to the success of Our Lady and St Bede Catholic Academy. As a school within Bishop Hogarth Catholic Education Trust we are committed to partnership work at every level and, as such, seek to actively develop and nurture partnership work within and beyond the education sector to enhance the educational offer the pupils and families we serve experience.

We look for excellence in all aspects of learning and we expect high standards of achievement from all members of the community. This is reflected in our pupils' track record of securing high standards across the curriculum which allow the pupils we serve to progress to a range of rewarding educational and workplace destinations.

While we endeavour to secure academic excellence for every young person in a caring and inclusive environment, we are firmly committed to the education of the whole child. As such, we equip our pupils with valuable life skills and focus on developing faith, leadership and emotional and social character through curriculum and enrichment opportunities.

Our Lady and St Bede Catholic Academy is more than a place where pupils learn – it’s a place where pupils grow and we encourage them to follow their dreams and share their unique talents in a safe and supportive environment so that they can confidently go out and shape the greatness of society.

Finally, our website is only a glimpse of what we feel makes Our Lady and St Bede Catholic Academy distinctive and a place of excellence. The best way for you to appreciate what we can offer, is to experience our school first-hand.

Every day is an open day at Our Lady and St Bede Catholic Academy. I do hope you accept the open invitation to visit our unique school and meet pupils and staff so that you can experience first-hand life at Our Lady and St Bede Catholic Academy.

Best wishes

Mo Wilkinson