Admissions Process

There are four points of entry to St Bede’s College. Nursery, Prep, College and Sixth Form.

Nursery

Very much part of the Pre-Prep, the Nursery has a warm, happy and stimulating environment. It provides three and four year-olds with a varied, child-centred introduction to education. Children may join the Nursery class in the September following their third birthday. Registration is required in order to secure an invitation to our Nursery taster events.

Contact admissions@stbedescollege.co.uk

or call 0161 226 3323

Prep

The Prep provides children with a happy and caring community in which to grow and learn. Curiosity thrives in a vibrant and forward thinking co-educational environment. Children may enter our reception class from their fourth birthday, which should fall on or before 31 August in their year of entry.

Entry into Years 1 to 6 is also possible, dependent on availability. Registration will enable an invitation for assessment into these year groups.

Contact admissions@stbedescollege.co.uk

or call 0161 226 3323

The College

The admissions process into Upper Third (11+) starts in Year 6. Registration is recommended at least one year prior to entry. Families are encouraged to visit the College to get a flavour of the school, and we also offer a number of Taster Days prior to the College entrance examination for prospective pupils.

Contact admissions@stbedescollege.co.uk

or call 0161 226 3323

Upper Third/Year 7 pupils

Pupils entering the College from the Prep are not required to sit the College entrance examination.

Entry into the Lower Fourth (Year 8), Upper Fourth (Year 9) and Lower Fifth (Year 10) is also possible, dependent on availability. Registration will enable an invitation for assessment into these year groups.

Contact admissions@stbedescollege.co.uk

or call 0161 226 3323

The Sixth Form

Our Sixth Formers enjoy the best of all worlds: a supportive and dynamic academic environment, a friendly and caring College community, and a wide range of sporting activities together with work experience opportunities.

The majority of our Year 11 will progress automatically to the Sixth Form however a number of places for external candidates are also available.

The admissions process to the Sixth Form begins in Upper Fifth/ Year 11. Registration is recommended at least one year prior to entry, and you are warmly invited to attend one of our Open Mornings. We also host a Sixth Form Open Evening in late September which gives specific information for this entry point.

Contact admissions@stbedescollege.co.uk

or call 0161 226 3323

A large majority of pupils, including those in the prep school, celebrate excellent achievements in sporting, musical, artistic and cultural arenas.

Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, 2019

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