Welcome to St Bede’s
Inter-Church School! I hope our website will provide an insight
into the life of our vibrant school community and the very full programme of
inspiring activities we offer.
St Bede’s Inter-Church
School is very special, being the only Christian secondary school within the
county of Cambridgeshire. Our foundation is jointly Anglican and Roman
Catholic, so we enjoy the support of both the diocese of Ely and East Anglia.
Our students choose to travel from throughout the county to study at St Bede’s
and we are delighted by the progress they make in their learning with
us. In 2014,
72% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C with English and
mathematics on their first entry, which places St Bede’s within the top three
Cambridgeshire schools based upon the government’s preferred measure of school
performance. High expectations, the
continual pursuit of excellence and an extremely talented and dedicated staff
contribute to this success. Visitors to St Bede’s often remark on the
strength of relationships between staff and students; this is very important to
us. We know that confident, happy children find it easier to take risks
in their learning, leading to faster progress.
As a church school, our
Christian ethos is central to all we do. As you would expect, we have an
active chaplaincy, close links with local parishes, and an outstanding RE
department. We are now seeking creative ways to integrate our faith
across the curriculum through structured research-based projects.
St Bede’s has just over
770 students, small in comparison to many secondary schools. This provides
a distinct advantage in promoting a family atmosphere, where each child is
known by name and not reduced to a statistic. Though we are small,
we offer an impressive range of extra-curricular opportunities.
Students enjoy overseas visits, celebrate success at a regional level in a wide
range of sports, and perform in various musical groups both within school and
The school is located on
an attractive campus on the edge of the beautiful city of Cambridge.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, St Bede’s buildings have
developed over time to keep pace with the expansion of our popular and
Both Ofsted and the
Diocesan inspections judged St Bede’s to be Outstanding in 2011, and in
September 2013 we were again revisited by Ofsted and are delighted that they
confirmed our belief that St Bede's is Outstanding in every area. We are
not complacent however, but seek to constantly innovate and improve the
education we provide. Our aim is to develop the God-given potential in
every child so that they can go on to be confident, well-balanced and
successful members of their communities wherever they are called to serve.
Mr Alistair Day