St Bede's School

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St Bede's School
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Carlton Road

Coordinates51°15′00″N 0°10′31″W / 51.2501°N 0.1753°W / 51.2501; -0.1753Coordinates: 51°15′00″N 0°10′31″W / 51.2501°N 0.1753°W / 51.2501; -0.1753
TypeSecondary School
Religious affiliation(s)Christian Denominational (Anglican, Catholic, Free Church)
FounderMadge Hunt
Local authoritySurrey
Head teacherStephen Crabtree
Age11 to 18
Enrolmentaround 1700
Colour(s)Dark Blue and White

Saint Bede's School is a mixed comprehensive secondary school in the English town of Redhill, Surrey. In the most recent Ofsted inspection, the school was graded as "outstanding" in all areas.[1] It now has over 1700 male and female pupils aged 11–18 (Years 7–13), with around 330 students in the sixth form. Classes have an average of 28 pupils. The latest Ofsted report listed in the references provides further background information about the school, as does the school website.[2]


Bishop Simpson Church of England Girls School amalgamated with St Joseph’s Catholic (mixed) School to form St Bede’s School which 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.[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] Starting in 2018, construction began to expand the school's capacity.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Ofsted | St Bede's School". 20 February 2017. Archived from the original on 2011-11-09.
  2. ^ "St Bede's School, Redhill, UK". Retrieved 2017-03-06.
  3. ^ Reminiscence about Bishop Simpson School Retrieved 26 January 2013
  4. ^ a b St Bede's School website Retrieved 6 March 2017

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