St Benedict's Roman Catholic Upper School
|Motto||Ora et Labora|
|Headteacher||Mr Hugh O'Neill|
|Specialism||Maths and Computing College|
Bury St Edmunds
|DfE URN||124861 Tables|
|Colours||Green and Black|
St Benedict's Roman Catholic Upper School is a co-educational Roman Catholic state school in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Opened in 1967, it is part funded by the Catholic diocese of East Anglia and Suffolk Local Education Authority. Its headteacher is Hugh O'Neill. The school has around 560 students.
St Benedict's is a Mathematics and Computing Specialist School. Whilst the school is based in Bury St. Edmunds, many of its students travel from a wide area, including Haverhill, Thetford, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Newmarket and other surrounding villages, because it is the only Catholic upper school in the vicinity.
|“||To work in partnership with parents, the Church and society in order to be a community in which young people are well educated and prepared to be effective Christians in the modern world.||”|
The school follows the National Curriculum and offers a range of subjects at GCSE and A Level. As a Catholic school, Religious Education is taught from that standpoint and is compulsory at GCSE and sixth form students are obliged to enrol in a course leading to a certificate in Religious Education.
The school offers a sixth form for students over the age of 16. Overlapping timetables with neighbouring County Upper School has given students the opportunity of taking A-Level courses from both schools. A range of compulsory courses such as Finance Management are considered mandatory.
- Suffolk County Council school profile. Retrieved 2009-05-15.
- Direct Gov School profile. Retrieved 2009-05-15
- Ofsted Profile. Retrieved 2009-05-15
- Ofsted Inspection Report, January 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-15
- St Benedict's Catholic School - Sixth Form Brochure 2011/2012
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