Saint Bede’s is an 11-16 co-education Roman Catholic High School under the trusteeship of the Diocese of Lancaster.  It is maintained by the Local Authority as a voluntary aided school. Information about applying for a place at school can be found by following the links to the Lancashire County website and the school's Determined Admissions Policy, which can be found below.

As a Voluntary Aided School, the Governing Body is the Admissions Authority and is responsible for taking decisions on applications for admissions.  The coordination of admission arrangements is undertaken by the Local Authority.  For the school’s year commencing September 2021, the Governing Body has set its admissions number at 165. The Local Authority and other parties required by law have been consulted on this.

The Governors welcome applications from Roman Catholic and other parents who would like their children educated within the aims and ethos of Saint Bede’s Catholic High School.

Saint Bede’s is a Catholic High School in which the Catholic Faith and the Teachings of the Catholic Church have an essential role in school life and influence every aspect of the Curriculum.  We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.  This does not affect the right of parents who are not of the faith of this school to apply for, and be considered, for a place here. For further information about applying for a place at Saint Bede's, follow the links below or email


Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for September 2022 (PDF)

Supplementary Information Form (SIF) for September 2022 (Word Document)

Determined Admissions Policy 2022-23

Lancashire County Council Admission Application Process

In Year Applications – Clarification of the Determined Admissions Policy