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The mission of St. Bede’s School is to create an atmosphere of Catholic values, attitudes, practice and knowledge such that all children will have the opportunity for their faith to be nurtured. Thus they will be able to widen and deepen themselves as people in preparation for this life and for the life to come.

St Bede's aims to be a community inspired by CHRIST to serve others.

Common Good

To promote a spirit of charity, social justice, global stewardship and concern for others leading to a contribution to the common good.


To be an educational community built on foundations of faith, hope and love, which reflects Christ’s message of compassion, solidarity and forgiveness.


To build a community of mutual respect working towards a common understanding of high standards of behaviour, good manners and individual accountability, as well as encouraging students to make responsible and positive choices.


To be a caring, supportive and inclusive community inspired by Christ, recognised by our love of God and of our neighbour whilst nurturing qualities of resilience, determination, ambition, courage and commitment, in order to live fulfilling and purposeful lives.


To follow Christ's example of serving others, in a climate of kindness, humility, friendship and cooperation.


To encourage all members of the community to foster a love of life-long learning so that they can use their talents to the full, pursuing excellence in all things and in doing so, bring Christ to each other.

Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust


Our Vision and Values

At Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust we recognise that each individual member of our community is created in God’s image with unique talents and abilities. We nurture each person through loving relationships and rich daily experiences centred on the teachings of Christ. We believe that humanity is a gift that we receive through others and that our relationships unlock the unique potential in each person. As such, we affirm the dignity of each individual and our values underpin everything we do across every school, with and for each student and member of staff.


Our Vision

Through Christ, in partnership and with service and witness at the core of all we do, our schools will be centres of excellence. We will educate the whole person so that everyone fulfils their academic potential, aspires highly and is optimistically ambitious. We will unlock ability and talents so that all can live fully and make a valued contribution to the world.


Our Values

  • Develop spirituality

We believe that a knowledge of and a personal relationship with Christ brings meaning and direction to life.

  • Act with justice, respect and dignity

We believe that every member of our diverse community is created in God’s image and therefore we act with respect and show dignity, ensuring that all are treated with fairness, justice and equity. We work fervently to dispel inequality and pay special attention to those most in need.

  • Foster a sense of vocation

We believe that all members of our Trust should be supported to recognise their own purpose and to develop a sense of how they are called to contribute to society.

  • Promote educational excellence

We believe that each person should be equipped to excel through the highest quality learning opportunities and richest wider-school experiences.

  • Form high aspirations

We believe that every member of our Trust community should have the highest expectations of themselves and others and should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to achieve greatly.

  • Celebrate community

We believe that our schools promote truth, honesty, reconciliation, resilience and integrity in their own context, but together create strength, optimism and excellence across the Trust.

  • Support exceptional leadership

We believe that the best leadership in Catholic Schools raises the work of the staff and the attainment of young people to levels that exceed expectations through relentless focus, effective management skills, profound empathy, sustained energy and robust optimism, underpinned by wide professional knowledge founded on innovative research.

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