Parents choosing to send their child to Our Lady and St Bede are opting specifically for education within the setting of a Catholic school.
We are part of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and, as such, we belong to the strong family of Catholic primary and secondary schools throughout the North East including those schools that are part of Bishop Hogarth Education Trust.
This is a very supportive network of schools with whom we share the same ethos.
The Trust has adopted the following vision and values to guide us in our mission and to underpin all that we do:
Our schools will be places of excellence – providing service and witness to children, their families and the wider Catholic community, adding value as a family of schools and enriching the learning and experience of all our young people so they may achieve their full potential.
The following virtues underpin everything the Trust and our Schools will do:
Our Trust is built around providing opportunities, academic, social and cultural, for pupils to develop their character through a focus on the Virtues, following the principles of Virtue Theory.
We are proud of our Catholic tradition and take very seriously our responsibility to nurture the Faith in our young people and to support them on their spiritual journey through life. We have the huge responsibility of helping to prepare our pupils for this life and their life to come.