St Bede's Inter-Church School

St Bede’s Inter-Church School

“Cum Deo - With God”  •  Cambridge
St Bede’s Free School Go
Ofsted Outstanding

Who to Contact

St Bede's Inter-Church School

Birdwood Road


CB1 3TD 

School Telephone Number: 01223 568816

General Office: Mrs J Guy, Senior Data and Admin Manager, Email:

Lateness and Attendance

Parents and carers are requested to inform the school each day students are sick. Students who arrive late to school will need a note from parents or carers and/or a medical note or appointment card giving the reason for lateness (eg. hospital or dental appointment). This should be given to Reception upon arrival. Should a school bus arrive at school late, students will be registered 'present' not 'late'.

Contact: Mrs Penny on Tel. 01223 568816 (Option 1) or Email:

Absence due to exceptional circumstances and holidays during term time

Prior to June 2013, the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 allowed for headteachers to grant leave of absence for a term time family holiday in 'special circumstances' and for extended leave in exceptional circumstances.  Amendments to these regulations remove references to family holidays and extended leave. The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances and that headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted.  The regulations make it clear that parents do not have any right or entitlement to take a child out of school for the purposes of a term time holiday.  If parents take their child on holiday in term time this will be counted as unauthorised absence - this is the same as truancy and you may be at risk of a penalty notice being applied. 

If you need to request term time absence of leave due to exceptional circumstances, please return the following form to the Headteacher at least 14 days before the commencement of the proposed period of absence.

Application for term time leave of absence due to exceptional circumstances

Please click here for further information about school attendance

Finance, Uniform and School Trips

The school's preferred method of payment for school trips etc is through WisePay; this can be accessed via the school website (Portals - Parents). Should you have any queries regarding payments, uniform or school trips, please contact the Finance Office.

Contact: Miss Taylor on Tel. 01223 568816 (Option 2) or Email:


Please refer to the Admissions section of the website for information about the admissions process, a breakdown of our criteria and links to the relevant forms and further information.

Contact: Mrs Guy on Tel. 01223 568816 (Option 3) or Email:

Examinations (GCSE's and all internal exams)

Please contact our Exams Officer, Mrs Paddington Hughes, on Tel. 01223 568816 ext 248

General Concerns or Enquiries

In the first instance, parents and carers are asked to make contact with their child's Form Tutor. Please email and your message will be forwarded. 

Heads of Year may be contacted as follows:

Miss Louise Patten, Year 7:

Mr Wilf Jones, Year 8:

Mrs Pippa Zebitz, Year 9:

Miss Jo Bradley, Year 10:

Ms Lara Medhurst, Year 11:

or via the main school number: 01223 568816


For queries during office hours please email:

Emergency out of hours contact numbers for the bus company can be obtained on: 01353 860705

Urgent messages can be left on the answerphone and these will be texted to senior staff.