Mission Statement

Our mission statement roots the life of the school in the person of Christ and the teaching of the Catholic Church. In living out our mission statement, St Bede’s will:

  • Assist the Church in making Christ known to all people.
  • Assist parents, who are the primary educators of their children, in the education and religious formation of their children.
  • Be at the service of the local Church – the diocese, the parish and the Christian home.
  • Be a service to society.


By sharing in the values of Bishop Hogarth Catholic Education Trust, the St Bede’s community recognises the worth of individuals, responding with kindness and challenging prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination.

Respect for others and themselves, recognising that we are all created in the image of God and Self-belief in their character and their ability to achieve their goals and aspirations.

Compassion towards others, especially the vulnerable, promoting justice in their college community, local community and beyond.

Confidence in their own abilities, knowing that their talents are gifts from God and Resilience to persevere when things become difficult.

Honesty in regards to the world around them and themselves and to take Responsibility for the time we may fall short of the mark.

Our Virtues

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.

Our Values

The following values underpin everything the Trust and our Schools will do:

BEING Just and Responsible
We seek to act justly, fairly and responsibly in all our relationships to ensure ‘The Common Good’ is upheld.
PROMOTING Spiritual and Human Development
We believe a knowledge of and a personal relationship with Christ gives meaning and purpose to our lives.
ACHIEVING Quality in Teaching and Learning
We believe everyone should gain dignity and self-worth through quality teaching and learning which allow all in our school community to excel.
SHOWING Respect for Every Person
We believe that all are created in the image of God and therefore we will respect the unique and intrinsic value of every person, promoting equality and celebrating diversity.
CREATING Community
We believe our schools to be faith communities where Gospel values of truth, honesty, forgiveness and reconciliation are lived and where there is special care for those most in need.
We value the views and opinions of the communities whom we serve and will actively engage and respond.