Colleges and Prep Groups

St Bede’s pastoral system is organised into four Colleges with students from across all year groups – click here for more information on our colleges.  Each college then has twelve smaller groups (known as Preps) and is led by a personal tutor; you will remain in the same group for five years.

All members of a family are placed in the same College so that parents and carers deal with the same Head of College. Each college is led by a Head of College and Pastoral Manager.

Colleges have their own senior prefects and collects for its own charity.  Each College has a weekly assembly.  Colleges also complete against each other in competitions including sports

You will be placed in a Prep group with someone you know from your primary school. If you are coming from a school on your own, you will be placed with other pupils who are in a similar situation.


Bede Reward System

All students are rewarded through the Bedes system. You will be rewarded for various reasons such as having a positive attitude to learning, attendance and punctuality, contributions to school life and wearing your uniform correctly. Each term those with enough Bede points are eligible for the end of term reward. Your personal tutor will give you more details about the reward system when you start St Bede’s.


The St Bede’s Way

Rather than rules, we encourage all students to follow the ‘St Bede’s Way’ so that high standards are met at all times. We believe that showing respect to other people and your environment is important and ensures that our school is a calm and safe place for all its students. Click here to download our St Bede’s Way poster.


Meet the staff

There are lots of new staff who can’t wait to meet you, but here are some faces that you may need to know!