St Bede's School

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For the independent prep and senior schools in East Sussex, see St Bede's School, Sussex.
St Bede's School
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Established 1976
Type Secondary School
Religion Christian Denominational
Headteacher Stephen Crabtree
Founder Madge Hunt
Location Carlton Road
Coordinates: 51°15′00″N 0°10′31″W / 51.2501°N 0.1753°W / 51.2501; -0.1753
Local authority Surrey
Students around 1900
Gender Male/Female
Ages 11–18
Colours Dark Blue, Navy and White
Website Saint Bede's School

Saint Bede's School is a mixed comprehensive secondary school in the English town of Redhill, Surrey. It was opened in 1976 as a girls' middle school but now has over 1800 male and female pupils aged 11–18 (Years 7–13), with around 400 students in the sixth form. Classes have an average of 28 pupils. In the most recent Ofsted inspection, the school was graded as "good".[1]


Formerly known as Bishop Simpson Church of England Girls School, St Bede’s School opened in September 1976 as a joint Anglican and Roman Catholic school and later included free churches on its governing body. It claims to be the first such fully ecumenical school in the world.[2][3][4]

Building works[edit]

Between 1988 and 1999 the school underwent large scale building works to bring the school together on its present site, and to create new facilities for a library, ICT and careers. In 2004 a new arts centre was opened and in 2006 a sports hall was opened.[4]


  1. ^ "Ofsted | St Bede's School". Retrieved 2014-03-23. 
  2. ^ Photo from friends reunited website Retrieved 26 January 2013
  3. ^ Reminiscence about Bishop Simpson School Retrieved 26 January 2013
  4. ^ a b St Bede's School website Retrieved 26 January 2013

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