A message from the Headteacher

Thank you for your interest in St Bede’s. Our school has an enviable reputation within Blackburn with Darwen and across Lancashire for high academic standards, exemplary pupil behaviour and for providing outstanding opportunities for our young people to be inspired and succeed. With the investment in our building, we now have a superb range of resources and facilities which give our teachers and pupils a great advantage to engage in high quality teaching and learning.

However, buildings do not make great schools. Great schools are living communities with positive relationships at their heart. The success of St Bede’s is founded on the support of our parents and dedication of our staff who are totally committed to the children they serve. Crucially, this is underpinned by our Catholic ethos, our values and our mission.

At St Bede’s we seek to create an environment where pupils are happy, challenged and successful; we aim to give pupils the chance to thrive and excel, which we believe is best achieved in a partnership between parents, pupils and teachers. We are inspired by the Gospel where we are told: ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.’ (Mark 9:23)

Mr D Callaghan, Headteacher

Our Values


Uphold the values of the Roman Catholic church. Build relationships with honesty, openness and mutual respect. Support those around you and help them to feel safe, happy and confident as a part of our family.


Embrace new ideas and seek ways to improve and learn. Work with dedication, energy and courage. Challenge those around you, set a positive example and show that together there are no limits to what we can achieve.


Set high targets and work hard to find ways to achieve them. Produce work of the highest standards and reach your potential in every task. Accept nothing less than your best. Believe all things are possible.

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