Our Vision

Located in beautiful semi-rural West Lancashire, our school is a place where children can study, play and develop in safety. We are highly ambitious for our young people and we measure our success by the happy, well rounded and motivated young adults we help to form after five years in our care. We strive to nurture academic excellence whilst fostering an appreciation of the benefits afforded to young people who seek personal, social and spiritual growth.

Our intention at Saint Bede's is to promote the personal development of every child. We want to ensure that the intellectual, artistic, spiritual, practical, social and physical gifts of our pupils are nurtured and developed. At the core of our mission is the desire to bring to our pupils the knowledge and love of Christ and of our Catholic faith, liturgy and traditions, shaping their values and guiding them through every stage of their lives. Our curriculum enables children to acquire and extend essential skills in literacy, numeracy and communication. Our approach to teaching and learning is intended to stimulate their curiosity, imagination and creativity. Our aim is to develop keen minds in young people who know that their individuality is valued. We also want to ease the disadvantages that some children experience as a result of personal circumstances, learning difficulties or physical disabilities.

Our recent Ofsted inspection in October 2015 judged the school to be "good" in all aspects of its work, commenting that "school leaders and governors have set a clear vision for the school that promotes pupils' achievement within a calm and supportive community.... Leaders have established a highly positive ethos which is helping to drive further improvement" (Ofsted Section 5 2015).

Our Section 48 inspection monitoring visit in March 2015 undertaken by Liverpool Archdiocese confirmed the findings of the full Section 48 inspection in 2012 which found the school to be an "outstanding Catholic community". The monitoring visit identified many areas of the school's work which should be celebrated, concluding that St Bede's possesses a "quality Catholic life that is inclusive of parents, staff, pupils and the wider local community; well-focused on the ownership and living of the Mission Statement".