It's official - St Bede's is 'outstanding'!
I am pleased to attach with this message a link to the report following our recent Ofsted inspection. You will see that the school is now judged ‘outstanding’ in all areas – a great tribute to the work of staff and students over a number of years.
I have agreed with the governors an ambitious programme for the continued development of St Bede’s and this report recognises what has been achieved recently. However, we are determined that we will keep on improving to ensure that every child gets the best possible education here.
The inspectors praised the quality of teaching they saw at the school (‘Teachers go the extra mile to meet pupils’ individual needs’) and the way this leads to excellent exam results (‘Pupils make exceptional progress in all year groups’). They also commented positively on the ethos of the school (‘Pupils conduct themselves impeccably in lessons and around the school’) and the parental feedback they received (‘Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school’). In addition, our post-16 provision is excellent (‘Outcomes in the sixth form are consistently outstanding’).
As a church school it was particularly gratifying to note the following comments in the summary of key findings: ‘The school’s distinctive Christian ethos sits at the heart of teachers’ work’ and ‘(pupils) are polite, and welcoming to visitors and wear their uniform with pride’.
We are now focused on ensuring the school continues to move forward.
Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
S J Crabtree