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Welcome to Bede Community Primary School


As headteacher, I would like to say a very warm hello to anyone visiting our website, on behalf of the children, staff, myself and the governing body. We are all extremely proud of our school and are sure that you will see why as you browse through the webpages here.


We are a constantly evolving school, always striving for the best for our children, families and staff, and always making sure that we provide a happy and positive environment where everyone feels able to fulfil their potential in all areas. Personal development is at the heart of our school, and each child and adult is seen as a valued individual with much to give to the world. We believe it is our job to help everyone discover their own skills and talents; help to develop and improve these, and to light a fire of self-confidence, motivation and determination that will take them as far as they can possibly want to go in life. At Bede, we aim to open up the possibilities that the world has for you and help you to find ways to achieve, be successful and be proud of yourself within it.


Our curriculum is exciting, innovative, stimulating and meaningful: in our last children’s questionnaire 95.5% said they liked coming to school and 96.6% agreed that their lessons are interesting and fun either all or most of the time. We include as many real life experiences into what we do as possible and visits and visitors are a regular part of school life. We have high academic expectations, children are expected to work hard and positive behaviour is modelled and insisted upon. Come and look around for yourself on any day, and you will see happy, children taking part calmly in inspiring and challenging lessons across a broad curriculum. In the last parents’ questionnaire, 98.6% of parents agreed that their child was happy while all parents agreed that their children make good progress and 100% agreed that their children were taught well. We work closely with our families, and their needs and views always count. Ofsted seemed to agree as in our last inspection (September 2012), we were awarded ‘Outstanding’ in all four categories.   


We will always remain committed to enriching the lives of our children as we prepare them for the ever changing needs of our society and we will always see ourselves as partners with our families. Together with you, we truly hope to be able to make a difference.


We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.


Nick Anderson