St Bede's Catholic College

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St Bede's Catholic College
Established 2011
Type Secondary Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Principal Garry Maher
Location Long Cross
BS11 0SU
51°30′19″N 2°39′23″W / 51.505163°N 2.65646°W / 51.505163; -2.65646Coordinates: 51°30′19″N 2°39′23″W / 51.505163°N 2.65646°W / 51.505163; -2.65646
DfE URN 137627 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Capacity 1042
Students 1039
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Houses Bell Burnell, Descartes, Pasteur

St Bede's Catholic College is a secondary school located in Lawrence Weston, Bristol, England. Since November 2011 it has been an Academy.[1] The school also received a rating of outstanding during an Ofsted inspection in 2007.[2] St Bede's takes students from Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon, Nailsea, Central Bristol, Bristol's outer suburbs, and most of South Gloucestershire. It has a strong partnership with St Brendan's Sixth Form College in Brislington.

The school was awarded a green flag in the Eco School Awards in July 2004.[3]

Improvements include ICT rooms built in 2004 and the lecture theatre in 2005. Also, more recently, a large block of specialist Art, Food and Design and Technology classrooms were built by Skanska in 2009.

As of 4 July 2012, St. Bede's were granted planning permission to build a Sixth Form building.[4] The project was successfully completed in 2015.

At the end of the 2016/2017 academic year headteacher Cathrine Hughes' retired from teaching after 22 years of service to the college.

Academic achievement[edit]

The school has improved its results year on year and achieved its best ever GCSE scores in 2010, the table below shows the percentage of pupils hitting the key measure of 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics.[5]

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Notable former pupils[edit]


  1. ^ "FIVE more secondary schools have unveiled proposals to explore converting to academy status". This is Bristol. 2011-03-08. Archived from the original on 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  2. ^ Ofsted inspection report
  3. ^ "Welcome to Eco-Schools England". Retrieved 2012-01-31.
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  5. ^ St Bede's Catholic College
  6. ^ Jay, Mike; Byrne, Stephen (1994). Pirates in Profile: A Who's Who of Bristol Rovers Players. Bristol: Potten, Baber & Murray. p. 18. ISBN 0-9524835-0-5.

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