St. Bede’s Catholic College has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network).  St. Bede’s Catholic College was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving an award for being in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment.

The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England, with the highest performing for a range of key measures presented with SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards, sponsored by Lexonik. St Bede’s Catholic College will be presented with their award in the summer term at a ceremony attended by winners from across the region.

Garry Maher, Principal of St. Bede’s Catholic College, said: “This award is a reflection of the commitment and hard work of last year’s Year 11 students.  The dedication of teachers and the excellent partnerships that exist with parents demonstrates the aspiration we have for all learners at the college.  This is an outstanding achievement and promises well for the continued success of students and everyone involved with St. Bede’s.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

“I am delighted that St. Bede’s Catholic College has won an Educational Outcomes Award. This recognises an important aspect of the schools’ work, but, as we know, there is much more to recognise in a good school like St. Bede’s Catholic College. SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child. A big thank you and well done to pupils, parents, staff and governors.”