BBC News has just announced the winners of the national #Got It Covered competition for best face mask designs organised by Patrick Grant’s ‘The Big Community Sew’. The winner of the age 12 and under category is Theresa, a Year 8 at pupil at Saint Bede’s, with her aeroplane mask. The prize is a Singer sewing machine for the winner of each age category. Theresa has recorded a video clip for the BBC news, so make sure you look out for it on TV or online. Congratulations Theresa.


  • International Women's Day 2022

    date posted: Tuesday 08 Mar 2022

    International Women's Day 2022

    Last Saturday, a selection of our incredible Year 9 and 10 pupils attended a festival at Blackpool Sixth Form, organised by The Washington Group, to celebrate International Women’s Day. This was a fully interactive event, it offered amazing workshops, entertainment and inspirational talks.

    The day culminated in a collaborative session in which local influencers (including the Mayors of Fylde and Wyre) allowed the girls to voice their views on how to make the fylde coast a better, safer place for women. 

    All pupils were a credit to the school and a solid representative of what it really is to be a Bede. 
























  • Women's History Month 2022

    date posted: Tuesday 01 Mar 2022



    Women's History Month 2022

    March celebrates Women’s History Month, this month the history department are setting you a challenge.


    Here is our Women’s History Month calendar with pictures of key women from past and present, Mrs Smith would like all pupils to research and create a museum entry for each calendar entry.


    Follow the hyperlink for each day to learn about these women. To your answer sheet add their name, their field and why they are considered a trailblazer.


    Pupils should select at least one woman and produce a museum piece which includes pictures, articles and poems about their contribution.

















  • Under 13s Girls Indoor Cricket

    date posted: Tuesday 18 Jan 2022

    U13 Girls Cricket Success

    The U13's made up of 4 year 8 girls and 9 year 7 girls represented the school at AKS Lytham in the girls indoor cricket tournament on Monday.


    They were a credit to the school and gave a good account of themselves with a number of players having limited cricket experience. They played two very tightly contested games. Some fantastic bowling from Emily Craddock, Hannah Sergeant and Ellie Francis put St. Bedes in a good position in the first game. Emily took two wickets with her first two bowls in a competitive fixture.


    This was then backed up by great batting from Ellie Francis in which she retired to a round of applause from both teams and staff.


    All girls who wanted to, had the opportunity to bowl and all 13 players batted. The under 13’s now progress into the Northern Finals alongside AKS which will take place in March.


    Well done girls!
















  • Matthew McGivern's Television Success

    date posted: Thursday 06 Jan 2022

    Matthew McGivern's Television Success

    Matthew McGivern, a former pupil, has won a role in the long-running Channel 4 series 'Hollyoaks'. Matthew only graduated from the Guildford School of Acting last summer and was put forward for the audition by his agent in September. Matthew will play the part of Sam, a member of a new family in the programme, the Chen-Williams. Matthew has commented:  'I am thrilled and super excited to be joining such a long-running and established television programme. I am very much looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.'


    Matthew made an outstanding contribution to the performing arts during his time at Saint Bede's. We are very proud of him and wish him every success in his new role and future career.
















  • Reverse Advent Calendar - 3 Days To Go

    date posted: Tuesday 30 Nov 2021

    Reverse Advent Calendar

    Remember you have only 3 more days to send in your items for the Reverse Advent Calendar Hamper Collections for the Homeless. Collections close on Friday 3rd December. 
    Thank you to everyone who has sent in donations so far. All donations are welcome and gratefully accepted, not just the item you have signed up for in form and reward credits will be given for every contribution.
    • Year 7 parcels will reach local families in crisis in Lytham and Blackpool through the parish members of SVP in Lytham and Blackpool.
    • Year 8 parcels will reach local families in crisis through Fylde Foodbank.
    • Year 9 parcels will be handed straight to the residents of Caritas Care, Vincent House, Blackpool.
    • Year 10 parcels will be handed straight to the residents of Fylde Coast YMCA Harbour House, Lytham.
    • Year 11 parcels will be given out to the clients of Streetlife in Blackpool.
    Every donation we receive will make a difference to someone in crisis this Christmas. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.
















  • Remembrance of Armistice Day

    date posted: Wednesday 10 Nov 2021

    Mass of Remembrance - Armistice Day

    To commemorate Remembrance Sunday Mrs Smith uploaded several of the Royal British Legion resources that commemorate 100 years of Remembrance Sunday, for pupils to watch in form times and Citizenship this week. 


    On Wednesday 10th November, our Year 9s commemorated Armistice Day with a Mass for Peace. Several of our local decorated veterans were invited to attend to join with us and represent local service men and women from all the Armed Forces who have lost their lives or who have been injured in conflicts from World War I up to more recent times. In processions, the Standard Bearer from each battalion represents soldiers and families from each battallion who cannot attend; our procession was led by a Standard Bearer for the first time this year.


    In a reception that followed, a small group of our Year 11 pupils who hope to pursue a career in the Armed Services were given the opportunity to chat with the veterans so they could learn about their experiences of service in the forces and pose any burning questions they have about their future direction. The histories were both fascinating and motivational and hopefully our pupils will have gained a greater understanding of the expectations on them and clarity about their future direction.












  • SVP Collection for Afghan Refugees

    date posted: Friday 05 Nov 2021

    SVP Collection for Afghan Refugees

    In response to the Fylde Borough Council request for donations to support refugee families, we sent out an appeal to everyone in our Saint Bede's family to send whatever they could (from a short list) into school between 1st-5th November. 


    You all responded with overwhelming generosity, and from the day that we returned to school the SVP group were on hand daily to supply forms with drop boxes, and to gather the donations from them in the Chapel. Over 30 boxes of clothes, books, toys, and sanitary items were collected in all which covered nearly half the floor space in the Chapel, so last Friday, pupils from all year groups turned up to help load the school minibus ready for despatch to the Home Start distribution point in St. Anne's.


    Sue Uttley, the manager of the Home Start shop was so thankful when she saw the size of the delivery, but sorry because she did not have sufficient storage, so she got on the phone and arranged collection so that we could make the second and final delivery the following Friday. In the meantime, we met with Adeta, the Community Liaison Officer from Fylde Council, who spent about 15 minutes telling the SVP group of the plight of the refugees, so that they would have right information if anybody asks. Our children were shocked to hear that families of up to 5 people who are placed in hotels are not allowed out of their room and there is nowhere for the children to play. They also learned something of the differences between the British and Afghan cultures which the families are having to adapt to very quickly. Many of the families have had to leave their home because they would have been killed for working with the British government, hearing this we all grew in compassion towards them.


    The team learned a great deal from this encounter and were determined to challenge people's wrong perceptions about refugees in the future.













  • Post 16 Options Evening

    date posted: Tuesday 02 Nov 2021

    Post-16 Options Evening

    The careers team are recruiting local professionals to take part in our Post-16 Options Evening. 

     Saint Bede's will be holding the Post-16 Options Evening on Monday 15th October. We are looking for local people to speak to our students about their chosen career paths in the hopes of inspiring our students to think about their futures after school and college.
    If you are able to help at our event on the evening of Monday 15th October, then please contact Mrs Beswick and Mr Joyce by emailing:









  • Black History Month

    date posted: Tuesday 05 Oct 2021

    Black History Month

    Last year, the History department used October as a time to reflect on Black British History. This year Black History Month will be used as an opportunity once again to broaden pupils’ awareness and knowledge of differing cultures and celebrate diversity. 

    All year groups have been set a challenge on Firefly asking them to research a variety of prominent black figures from varying fields. These include figures from the world of science, art, music, politics, sport and many more. They have been provided with a person to research for each day of October and have been asked to create a museum exhibit that celebrates the lives of one or many of the key figures listed. There will be prizes for the winners in each year group, pupils who have participated the most and an overall winner.

    Students have also been given a recommended reading list which includes some fiction, non-fiction, poems, and popular culture to encourage them further. You can expect to learn about BHM at school and hear about some key figures during their history lessons.

    Students can find information about the challenge on Firefly. Speak to a member of the History department if you have any questions.

    Don't worry if you think you are too late to participate, the task has been set throughout the entire month of October and the instructions to take part can be found here







  • Year 7 Mass of Welcome - Wednesday 15th September 2021

    date posted: Wednesday 08 Sep 2021

    Year 7 Mass of Welcome

    Year 7 Mass of Welcome - Wednesday 15th September 2021 

    We would like to welcome Year 7 and their parents to our community of Saint Bede’s. Each year we hold a Mass of Welcome for the pupils in Year 7, inviting their family and close friends to celebrate with us. This year’s Mass is on Wednesday 15th September at 6:30 pm. This Mass will take place in the school hall and will be celebrated by Fr. David Burns. 

    If you have not already done so, please can you complete and submit the response form sent out to Year 7 parents before Friday 10th September.







  • EmpowHER Young People's Project

    date posted: Friday 03 Sep 2021

    EmpowHER Young People's Project

    Pupils in Action Group have continued their inspirational work in supporting members of our local community through their outreach projects. With the support of EmpowHER and Youth Worker Terry, they have donated £150 to the food bank at the Salvation Army. 

    The Action Youth Group, through EmpowHER Young People's project have just purchased £100 of meat products for the Salvation Army Bridge Projects in Blackpool. This will provide people with a lunch four days a week. This also provided a cheque for £50 to purchase food for their foodbank.

    The residents chose £50 pounds worth of plants for their garden area at the Stell Matutina Care Home, Lytham St Annes. The residents were empowered to make their own choices, which the young people were fully behind, working on an intergenerational social action project.

    We are so proud of the young people involved, who attend St Bede's Catholic High School. These pupils are great ambassadors for the EmpowHER Youth Project and for the school. Thank you for making a difference to the lives of others in our local community.

    Be inspiring and Be kind.







  • Sporting Success at Lancashire Schools' Athletics

    date posted: Monday 21 Jun 2021

    Sporting Success!

    Matthew in Year 9 took part in the Lancashire Schools Athletics Association and came first in his 1500m race with a personal best  of 4minute 43 seconds.

    Oliver in Year 8 also competed in the weekend's events and competed in the 200m race where he gained a personal best of 24.6seconds. Oliver won the U15 race and took about ½ a second off of his original time.

    Alfie in Year 9 took part in the shot putt event and came 2nd overall in his age category.

    Well done to all students who took part in this weekend!






  • Transition to College

    date posted: Thursday 13 May 2021

    Your Transition to College

    Cardinal Newman College - See this PDF about information pupils need for the Newman Beginnings site offering advice and guidance for new starters. Information has been sent by Newman if they have applied with passwords etc.


    Blackpool Sixth - There are virtual new student days 30th June & the 1st July for those who have applied to be a student. You may have received information via email or post which has been sent by the college to pupils about how to access virtual new student days. 

    Open days in college are scheduled for 3rd July 10.30-1.30 details provided by the college to new starters nearer the time.


    Blackpool and Fylde - Visit the Blackpool and Fylde College website where you will find the virtual events page. These events will offer you advice and guidance as a new student at B&FC.

    Myerscough College - You can access all of the school leavers information for Myerscough on their website.









  • Women's History Month

    date posted: Thursday 11 Mar 2021

    Women's History Month

    Women's History Month aims to increase knowledge of women's history: to take one month out of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, to show that it is impossible to learn history without remembering these contributions.

    We challenge you to research at least one person per week and create a presentation about them. You can present your research in any way you like, so it's time to get creative! On this Firefly page you can find a series of links and video clips that you can use to find out about some of the remarkable women in history.










  • Screen Free Day

    date posted: Wednesday 24 Feb 2021

    Screen Free Day

    At the end of February half term, Year 7 and Year 8 pupils were assigned some screen free tasks to do in their English lessons. These tasks were based on 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' which they have been studying as part of their Shakespeare topic.


    The English department set these tasks as an alternative to using computers, pupils have appreciated some screen free time, the tasks have also provided an opportunity for pupils to be more creative. The tasks broke away from typical exam style questions, which also allowed pupils to make their understanding of the texts more meaningful as they were pushed to understand their chosen character's feelings and motivations. 




















  • Ethan's Twist on a Tale

    date posted: Monday 11 Jan 2021

    Ethan's Twist on a Tale

    At the end of 2020, Miss Rodgers entered Saint Bede’s pupils into a competition run by Pearson called 'Everyday Hero', in which the pupils had to write a story about a hero in their lives, real or imaginary.

    After returning to school after the Christmas break, Miss Rodgers was notified that Ethan's Little Babcia, My Hero story has been chosen as the North West winner in Pearson's My Twist on a Tale: Everyday Heroes writing competition.

    The judges were blown away with his story and out of the thousands of entries Pearson received, Ethan's story is one of just 15 winning stories!

    Ethan's story is now with the design team and is being compiled with the other winning entries to be made into a book. Once the book is launched, a PDF version will also be uploaded to the Pearson website for all to read. 


    Here is a short snippet of Ethan’s story:

    The village, Plawna lies in the south east of Poland near the Ukrainian border. The village is stunning with only a hundred houses or so, a river, a train track, one shop, one school and various members of our family scattered in different houses in the village. I rubbed my eyes and stepped out onto the balcony and reminded myself of how beautiful the fields and hills were as I had been here so many times before. The tiles on the floor of the balcony were burning my feet in the hot midday sun like a burger on a griddle. As I ran inside off the hot tiles my mum shouted up to get ready as we were going to see Babcia, which means grandma in Polish.










  • Reverse Advent Calendar Success

    date posted: Friday 18 Dec 2020

    Faith in the community

    Each year, through Advent, we encourage our young people to come to a deeper understanding of the saying 'It is better to give than to receive' and that homelessness and food poverty are hardly ever a life-choice. In their forms our pupils set out to fill Christmas Hampers for one of the homeless charities that we support by signing up to bring in one or two items for a reverse Advent calendar. Our aim is to identify the need, find some way to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our local communities through our support of Parish SVP Groups; St. Cuthbert's Family Centre, Blackpool; Fylde Foodbank, St. Anne's,  Vincent House, Blackpool; Streetlife, Blackpool; and Harbour House, Lytham.
    This year our families responded with such generosity that almost 50 hampers were filled and sent out or delivered directly to the people who need it the most. It was heartening to see that in these COVID times; despite the separation and loss; that the love of Christ is burning brightly through the heart of this community. Thank you for your overwhelming generosity.









  • UK CyberFirst Girls Competition

    date posted: Tuesday 08 Dec 2020

    UK CyberFirst Girls Competition

    Year 8 Girls, We Need You!

    Saint Bede’s is taking part in a competition out of this world. The CyberFirst Girls Competition 2021 is being run by the National Cyber Security Centre and we need you to get a team of four girls together to compete and represent Saint Bede’s. To do this you will need to explore your own and your team mates skills. You will need; vision, confidence, be bold and have a passion for computing.

    The competition consists of three distinct phases:

    The online qualifying round to identify the top teams in each home nation and English region

    The semi-final where teams will battle it out in their areas to qualify for a place in the Grand Final

    The Grand Final where the top ten teams drawn from the regions in England, and from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will gather to compete for the title of UK CyberFirst Girls’ Competition Winners.

    Your most valuable skills are the ones you already have and you don’t need any previous experience, only the desire to learn more about computing. Get your team together and report to for further information. Your entry must be no later than 17th December 3pm.

    For more information on the competition read here:








  • Saint Bede's Vs The World

    date posted: Thursday 19 Nov 2020

    World-Class Vocabulary

    As part of the Vocab Express Challenge Cup (Grande), all French students took part in completing online vocabulary activities through Vocab Express. Vocab Express is a language learning website which encourages pupils to learn the French Vocabulary. 

    During the challenge week, pupils had to complete as many blocks of Vocabulary (both English to French and French to English) as they possibly could in order to gain points. There were 2 championships, an overall championship which counted all the scores from all the languages in a school, and a French Challenge Cup Grande for schools with over 500 pupils. 

    We were up against 99 other schools from around the world, some of which were much larger than Saint Bede's. In the overall Championship we came 5th in the World, which we think is an incredible success.

    We are proud to announce in the French Challenge Cup we came first overall in the world! We were up against schools which are a lot bigger than us and scored just over 608 000 points! 

    It was very close as 3pm approached and at 2pm, we were trailing Dubai College by 5000 points. When we crossed the preverbial finish line, Saint Bede's came out on top.  

    Saint Bede's also had some high scoring individual pupils who will be given prizes for their efforts. 

    Year Group Top Performers

    YEAR 7

    Daniel Burgon

    Ryan Southern

    Jayden Richardson


    YEAR 8

    Elizabeth Hall (32nd in the world)

    Jack Wain

    Eva Edwards


    YEAR 9

    Miranda Green

    Kian Anderson

    Ethan Burgon


    YEAR 10

    Gemma Downes (17th in the world)

    Phoebe Stephenson (38th in the world)

    Caitlin Murphy


    YEAR 11

    Tia Nodwell

    Margaret Ferguson

    Letty Ormerod






  • Reverse Advent Calendar

    date posted: Wednesday 18 Nov 2020


    Over the next 4 weeks (between 9th November and 8th December), to prepare our young people for Advent and the true meaning of Christmas, we would like them to make a small sacrifice and bring something in from home to contribute towards filling Christmas hampers which will be sent on to homeless young people or disadvantaged families in our local communities.

    Each of the forms will be given a Reverse Advent Calendar and a hamper which begins its life as an empty box which is filled day-by-day with the donated items. So, rather than taking something out of their Advent Calendar at home, pupils are encouraged to give by filling one in form instead. Each pupil will be asked to sign up to bring at least one thing into school; no later than December 8th; as their contribution. Then on December 11th: after having been quarantined for 72 hours: all of the Christmas hampers will be collected from school by representatives from Harbour House, Fylde Foodbank, Streetlife, Vincent House, St. Cuthbert’s Family Centre and by representatives from the local network of SVP conferences before being distributed to children and families locally. Catholic School Life credits will be awarded to all pupils who remember to bring their item into school. We will happily accept most long-life convenience-style store cupboard items and personal toiletries you send in to school but here is a general list of suggestions below which, though not exhaustive, could answer any questions you may have as to which goods are required:

    Tinned goods: meat, fish, meals, vegetables, tomatoes, fruit, rice pudding, Dried goods: instant noodles, pasta, savoury rice, Cup-A-Soups, tea bags, coffee, biscuits, cereal bars, Long-life goods: pasta sauce, coffee, long-life or powdered milk, fruit juice, breakfast cereal, instant mash, baby milk/baby food Toiletries: hair spray/mousse/gel, toothpaste. toothbrushes, soap, deodorant/body spray, female sanitary products, combs, face coverings, brushes, wet wipes, hand sanitiser, packs of tissues, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, razors, sponges/flannels. Clothing: new/unused underwear (male/female small/medium) Christmas goodies/treats.

    We think it is really important for our young people to connect with the spirit of giving at Christmas and are grateful for any contributions you are able to make.




  • Blackpool & Fylde College Virtual Open Event

    date posted: Monday 02 Nov 2020
    It's almost time for Blackpool and Fylde College to throw open their virtual doors to help you make your decisions for your studies starting September 2021. Join B&FC here from 4.30pm to 7pm on Wednesday 4 November for an in-depth look at all the subjects and courses available. During this event our Year 11 students, along with their parents/guardians, can gain an in-depth look at all the subjects and courses available at B&FC, as well as:

    Experience a virtual tour with B&FC staff.

    Explore Bispham Campus, and University Centre, home to Blackpool School of Arts

    Speak to a subject specialist about specific career routes

    Get advice about things like finance and extra support

    Subject presentations by your future tutors

    Chatting online with our friendly experts - about courses, careers, learning support, and bus passes to bursaries.

    B&FC look forward to welcoming Saint Bede's students to their Virtual Open Event.


  • Theresa is Sew Talented

    date posted: Tuesday 08 Sep 2020

    BBC News has just announced the winners of the national #Got It Covered competition for best face mask designs organised by Patrick Grant’s ‘The Big Community Sew’. The winner of the age 12 and under category is Theresa, a Year 8 at pupil at Saint Bede’s, with her aeroplane mask. The prize is a Singer sewing machine for the winner of each age category. Theresa has recorded a video clip for the BBC news, so make sure you look out for it on TV or online. Congratulations Theresa.



  • BAE Systems Air STEM Apprenticeship Virtual Open Evenings

    date posted: Tuesday 08 Sep 2020

    BAE Systems Air Stem Apprenticeship Events

    There are more than 25 award-winning apprenticeships on offer at BAE Systems. Whatever your skills and ambitions, if you bring your commitment and energy, you’ll be able to make a difference at BAE Systems doing work that really matters. 

    You can look here the poster for upcoming BAE Apprenticeship events and dates.

    You can see here the Apprenticeship brochure, which has the information you will need for each of the apprenitceships on offer.



  • Rise Against Hunger

    date posted: Monday 27 Jan 2020


    Rotary Lythams’ next major initiative is on 9th May 2020 at Saint Bede's and is a food packing day under the banner 'Rise Against Hunger'. On 6th February, we look forward to welcoming ambassadors from the international charity Rise Against Hunger, who will be giving a presentation in assembly about the meal packing event.



  • Table Tennis Tournament Triumph

    date posted: Thursday 09 May 2019


    Huge congratulations go to our Year 8 boys who have won the Lancashire Emerging Schools U13’s Table Tennis Tournament. Archie, Oliver, Piotr and Thomas represented Saint Bede’s at the county finals in Garstang on 8th May, taking on other Lancashire schools' teams. The boys worked tirelessly to secure a thirty-seven point victory, nine points ahead of the runners up from All Hallows High School, Preston.

    Mr Townson, who has managed the team throughout, said “The boys played exceptionally well and I’m extremely proud! They kept their cool when they came up against some very tough opponents and it was brilliant to see them win. All the early morning getups and practices before school have obviously paid off. Well done!”

  • Dylan Qualifies for European Taekwondo Championships

    date posted: Wednesday 08 May 2019


    Congratulations to Dylan who has qualified for the European Taekwondo Championships which take place next month. 

    The Year 7 pupil is travelling all the way to Croatia to participate in the event and is currently training three times a week in preparation. Dylan already has experience of competing at championship level under his belt, having taken part in the North Wales Championship in February and the English Championship in March. He came away with four bronze medals in total which certainly puts him in good stead for the up and coming tournament. 

    We wish Dylan the best of luck!


  • Triumph for Table Tennis Team

    date posted: Tuesday 02 Apr 2019


    Congratulations to our table tennis team for their victorious performance at the Wyre & Fylde Emerging Schools competition. The group of 13 took on pupils from other local schools at Garstang Community Academy last night and came away with gold medals, not to mention high spirits! The boys’ A-Team played exceptionally well, winning all of their games and coming 1st place as a result. Meanwhile, the boys’ B Team secured themselves second place, whilst the girls’ team ranked third in their category. Our pupils showed skill, enthusiasm and strong teamwork throughout, which made their overall success even more deserved. A huge well done to all! Good luck also goes to the boys who go on to play in the Lancashire County Finals on Wednesday 8th May.



  • Table Tennis Success

    date posted: Friday 29 Mar 2019

    Congratulations to Holly, Tom and Oliver, who were runners up at a table tennis competition over the weekend.

    The three Year 8s represented Blackpool in the National Junior & Cadet League competition, held at Garstang TTC on Sunday. After a hard-fought match, they were narrowly defeated 85-82 by fellow Division 2 competitors Wigan, however, they still came away in high spirits and with deserved silver medals.

    Holly, Tom and Oliver are returning to Garstang to take part in yet another table tennis tournament. This time they will be representing Saint Bede’s along with nine other pupils from their year. We wish them all the best of luck!

  • Congratulations Zach

    date posted: Friday 22 Mar 2019

    A huge well done to Zach! His volunteering and social action have helped him gain a commendation in the High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen Award 2019.

  • Football Success for Natasha

    date posted: Friday 22 Mar 2019

    Natasha of Year 9, recently played in the Lancashire Schoolgirls Northern Cup Semi-final. Her team won by six goals to nil which sees them go straight through to the final of the competition. Their opponent in the final is yet to be confirmed. 

    Natasha also has another exciting opportunity booked in her diary. At Easter, she will be travelling to Dallas for a week with the Blackburn Rovers Under-16 squad to play in the International Girls World Cup. Wishing you every success, Natasha.



  • Shout Out for Sophie

    date posted: Tuesday 04 Dec 2018

    We would like to share the fantastic achievements of Sophie in Year 9. Competing at the Blackpool Aquatics Club Championships, Sophie won 10 medals in all - 5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze. Sophie puts in over 11 hours a week training and it's obvious from her medal haul that all the hard work is paying off. An amazing result, Sophie. Well done!

  • Sporting Success for Year 7

    date posted: Tuesday 27 Nov 2018

    Dan and Dan of Year 7, represented their club, Fleetwood Town Academy, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Along with their team, the boys played against Manchester City Academy. The evening consisted of three 25 minute games, in which the boys participated. Dan scored two goals over two games, whilst Dan scored in the third.



  • Archie Wins The Anne Hornby Trophy

    date posted: Tuesday 27 Nov 2018
    Last month, Archie, Year 8, took part in the Blackpool Gang Show at the Grand Theatre. The Gang Show is a Scout and Guide variety show that has been produced in Blackpool since 1962. Archie was chosen by all the leaders to be presented with the Anne Hornby Trophy for his contribution to the 2018 show. He was presented with the trophy by the show’s producer, Darrell. (Archie is pictured with the District Commissioner for Blackpool Scouts, Victoria Da Silva MBE.)    
  • Daisy Does It Again

    date posted: Tuesday 27 Nov 2018
    Daisy in Year 11, competed in the National Age Group Championships- a synchronised swimming event. This was her first year in the 15-18 age group. Daisy performed well in all her events being the highest placed performer for her age. Her best result though came in the duet with her partner Millie.    
  • Zachery Says #IWILL

    date posted: Monday 19 Nov 2018


    On Tuesday 13th November, Zachery of Year 9 was invited to join the #iwill Ambassadors. #iwill Ambassadors are young people between 10-20 years of age who lead positive social action in their communities. Zachery attended a celebration event at Kew Gardens in London, along with another forty-nine other young people, chosen as #iwill Ambassadors. The event was supported by representatives from other national organisations all celebrating social action.

    Zachery has volunteered in various local organisations, supporting social action and fundraising for most of his life. He planted bulbs at Stanley Park in an area specially designed for people with additional needs when he was just 2 years of age! Zachery is a keen member of his scout group and plays an active role in fundraising at the school. Zachery has raised funds for Homestart, Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde for the last few years and is now an active volunteer fundraiser with the organisation. In 2019, Zachery is planning a 24-hour ping-pong event with his friends to raise money for Homestart and to raise awareness of the services they provide. Zachery is also part of the Youth Forum for The Washington Group CIC.

    Well done Zachery. Great work!

  • Football Success for Natasha

    date posted: Tuesday 13 Nov 2018

    Year 9 pupil Natasha has been successful in winning a place in the Lancashire Schoolgirls Under 14 Football Team. She was picked to play in the squad for the first National Cup game on 10th November in Durham.
    All the girls in the team wore their school uniform along with the county tie on arrival at the match. We are extremely proud of Natasha for representing both Lancashire and Saint Bede's. Well done!
  • Daisy Awarded 'Talent Athlete of the Year' by Swim England

    date posted: Tuesday 13 Nov 2018

    Daisy in Year 10 has been named Swim England’s 'Talent Athlete of the Year' for synchronised swimming. Daisy has gone from strength to strength as a member of Great Britain’s junior and senior synchronised swimming squads throughout 2018.

    What an outstanding achievement Daisy. Congratulations on your success.

  • Visit of Bishop Paul Swarbrick

    date posted: Tuesday 16 Oct 2018

    We were delighted to welcome Bishop Paul Swarbrick to Saint Bede's on 15th October where he met with pupils involved with the ACTION GROUP, visited lessons and toured the school.

  • Meritorious Mathematicians

    date posted: Friday 13 Jul 2018


    A group of talented mathematicians took part in the Blackpool Maths Challenge on Thursday 12th July.

    Joseph, Emilia, Thomas and Evie represented Saint Bede’s at the annual event, which took place at Highfield Leadership Academy.

    Pupils from across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde were put through their paces with two solid hours of maths tasks split over four rounds. These included: cross numbers, mental maths, collective memory and a final round of difficult problem solving.

    Our Year 7s worked solidly as a team throughout and their continuous hard work and enthusiasm paid off as they came second at the end of the competition (narrowly pipped to the first place post!).

    Mr Youde, who led the group, said: “I am so proud of all of their efforts! Not only did they put themselves forward to participate, but they conducted themselves meritoriously.” He added: “They have done me, my department and our school so proud.”

  • Karate Success

    date posted: Tuesday 19 Jun 2018
    Great success for one of our Year 7 boys who was selected to take part in the 'WUKF World Championships'.The event was an amazing experience for all those involved, with forty two countries and over two thousand, two hundred competitors. Well done!

  • Joe's Big Sleep Out

    date posted: Monday 26 Mar 2018

    Joseph Elston completed a charity sleep-out to raise awareness of homelessness among young people on the streets of Blackpool on Friday 23rd - 24th Saturday, March. Joe had hoped to raise £300 for Streetlife but more than doubled his initial target. To date, he has raised £606.60 + £96.50 Gift Aid. For more details, please take a look at Joe's Just Giving page at:
    The money Joe has raised will go towards supporting young people living on the streets in Blackpool. Well done, Joe. 

  • Daisy Heads to Europe with the Great Britain Synchronised Swimming Team

    date posted: Wednesday 14 Mar 2018


    Daisy of Year 10 recently competed in the ‘FINA World Series - French Open Montreuil’ in Paris. Her team took part in the ‘Team Free Final’ and finished in a very credible sixth place. Prior to the event, Daisy and her group attended a pre-competition training camp in Milan, Italy, staying on the banks of the beautiful Lake Como. Reflecting on the event, Daisy said “It was a great experience taking part in the competition with all the top teams from around the world and getting to compete against your idols.” Well done Daisy!

    Please click on the image to see the team in action.

  • Year 10 Engineers Scoop the £10,000 Prize

    date posted: Tuesday 06 Mar 2018


    A team of Year 10 pupils from Saint Bede's has won the top prize in the Young Engineers Competition at Blackpool and the Fylde College. Congratulations to all the pupils involved on their fantastic achievement.

     Blackpool Gazette website



  • Louis Feels Inspired with the National Youth Orchestra

    date posted: Monday 19 Feb 2018
  • Year 7 Swims for Meningitis

    date posted: Monday 12 Feb 2018
    One of our Year 7 boys recently took part in the Lions Club Swimathon. His team swam 108 lengths in 50 minutes and he raised £100 for Meningitis Now and the Edward Dee Forever Foundation. Well done! 
  • Holly Competes at the Euro Meet Swimming Contest

    date posted: Monday 12 Feb 2018
    Holly Maxwell of Year 9 recently competed at the Euro Meet swimming contest in Luxembourg. The trip was incredibly rewarding as Holly competed in five events and registered personal best times in all. Holly competed with swimmers from all over Europe and further afield such as Canada, Brazil and Japan. Not only did she have a successful time racing but also met several Olympic Swimmers who were there as part of the GB team including Olympic Champion Adam Peaty and Swedish World Record holder Sarah Sjostrom!   
  • Stars in their Eyes 2018

    date posted: Monday 12 Feb 2018


    The atmosphere was electric during the school's annual 'Stars in their Eyes' production at Lowther Pavilion on Thursday 8th February. Talented pupils from all year groups entertained a packed house with their spectacular showcase of classic and current hits. Year 9 pupils, Renee, Maya, Ellie and Neve were crowned winners on the night with their rendition of ‘Wings’ by Little Mix. In second place was Matthew of Year 8 who performed ‘Man’s Not Hot’ by Big Shaq, and in third place was Year 11’s Charlotte who sang ‘Rise Up’ by Andra Day. There were also a number of backing dancers who supported our singers and performed exquisitely thanks to choreography and training from Year 10 pupil Ella Rawcliffe. Well done to all who took part; everyone’s efforts certainly paid off! A big thank you goes to the whole cast, technicians and all the members of staff who gave their time to help out. 

  • Everton Supporters Club

    date posted: Monday 12 Feb 2018
    Several of our pupils were lucky enough to win tickets to the Everton-Leicester match this half-term. Being part of the Saint Bede’s Everton Supporters Club which is run by Mr Harding, Oliver, Luke, Alex, and Kelcey, were given the opportunity to attend the match and watch Everton win 2-1. It was an exciting evening enjoyed by all.  


  • Welcome to the Bede B C

    date posted: Sunday 14 Jan 2018

    Welcome to the Bede B C, theschool's magazine programme which takes a look at the events that are taking place in school. Filmed and presented by pupils, the Bede B C gives an insight intolife at Saint Bede's. We hope you enjoy watching. 

  • BEDE B C - 22ND DECEMBER 2017

    date posted: Friday 12 Jan 2018
  • Ella Receives the Jimmy Mizen Award for Peace and Solidarity

    date posted: Thursday 07 Dec 2017


    Year 9 pupil Ella recently visited London to receive the Jimmy Mizen Award for her work on Peace and Solidarity. Ella was honoured for her work as a Young Peace Journalist by raising awareness of the plight of refugees and her work for Peace with Pax Christi, campaigning as a Young Leader for CAFOD, ACTION: YCW IMPACT and also as a RESPECT Ambassador. The awards ceremony was held in the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s Leicester Square and was hosted by national youth charity, Million Minutes in partnership with St Mary’s University, Twickenham. “I was completely thrilled to be nominated, not only did I know what an opportunity had come my way, but I knew I could continue to promote awareness of the refugee crisis and make their voices louder.,” said Ella. 
    Congratulation go to Ella on her award.

  • BEDE B C - 30TH OCTOBER 2017

    date posted: Tuesday 05 Dec 2017
  • Daisy Takes the Silver Medal

    date posted: Thursday 30 Nov 2017
    Daisy Rushton of Year 10 took the silver medal in the 13-15 Years Solo at the Swim England Synchro National Age Group Championships 2017. She swam to Derniere Danse by Indila, with some great changes in pace and good height out of the water. Daisy was awarded 63.0667 for her free routine, taking her overall score to 127.8659 for silver. Congratulations go to Daisy for such an impressive achievement. For full details please visit…/gray-lines-clean-sweep-13-15yrs-…/     
  • Individual Sporting Success for Year 7 Boys

    date posted: Wednesday 29 Nov 2017
    We wanted to share some fabulous news about the sporting success of two Year 7 boys, Jake Moore and Luci Moretti. Jake has attended a number of Karate competitions this year. His latest achievement is being selected to represent England at the WUKF World Championships next year. In his latest endeavour, swimmer Luca Moretti won silver in butterfly and golds in front crawl and breaststroke. His proudest achievement of all is that he is the first winner of the Edward Dee Memorial Cup for Clubmanship.         
  • Presentation Evening 2017

    date posted: Thursday 23 Nov 2017
    It was wonderful to see so many of our former pupils at Presenation Evening and to celebrate with them in their success. Very well done the Class of 2017. Good luck in everything you do.
  • Firefly Parent Portal Launch

    date posted: Thursday 26 Oct 2017


    The Firefly Parent Portal allows parents to view up-to-date information about their children's progress as well as keeping them informed about many other aspects of school life. On the portal, parents are able to see their child's attendance, homework, marks and reports. Other school information that we make available on the portal includes uniform policy, term dates, trip forms plus sports fixtures and results. In addition, parents can also update their contact details online. Parents are now able to download, login and begin using the 'Firefly for Parents' app on their smartphones (available for both the Android and Apple devices). You can visit

  • BEDE B C  - 12th OCTOBER 2017

    date posted: Thursday 12 Oct 2017
  • BEDE B C  - 12TH MAY 2017

    date posted: Friday 12 May 2017
  • An Easter Goodbye to the Old £5 Note

    date posted: Monday 20 Mar 2017

    Cash payment machines in school: The paper £5 note ceases to be legal tender on 5th May. However, because the cash machines in school will need to be recalibrated, they will no longer be accepting the existing paper £5 note after our return from the Easter break and will only accept the polymer note after that time.


  • BEDE B C - 13TH MARCH 2017

    date posted: Monday 13 Mar 2017
  • Bede B C - 12th December 2016

    date posted: Friday 09 Dec 2016
  • Bede B C - 28th November 2016

    date posted: Monday 28 Nov 2016
  • Geography Field Trip

    date posted: Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

    On Thursday 22nd September the Year 11 geographers with Mrs Boylan and Mrs Hardy, went on a visit to Bowness-on-Windermere to collect data for their GCSE Controlled Assessment.  The weather was glorious and they spent a day in the autumn sunshine conducting pedestrian counts, traffic surveys and environmental quality surveys, so that we could discuss the effects that tourism has on Bowness.  As it was such a lovely day, there were plenty of tourists visiting the town so pupils were able to ask them, as well as some local people, their views on Bowness and the impacts of tourism there.  The group managed to gather all of the data they need to complete excellent geographical investigations into tourism in Bowness as well as having a great day out of school (and even some delicious ice-cream!). 

  • Lancaster Cathedral Visit

    date posted: Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

    Nine pupils from across the years visited Lancaster Cathedral Church of St. Peter to celebrate the end of the Year for Priestly Vocations. Bishop Michael Campbell led a special mass to mark the occasion alongside 16 diocesan priests, including Fr. David our school Chaplain. As well as taking part in the mass, pupils were also given time to explore the Cathedral and examine some of its unique features. The trip was enjoyed by all involved and Bishop Michael commented on the excellent behaviour of all the young people who had attended. 
  • Year 7 & 8 Disco

    date posted: Tuesday 08 Nov 2016


    Once again, the annual Year 7 and 8 Disco was a great success. The night was a great way for pupils from both years to bond and let their hair down after a busy half-term. As well as some great dancing, there were a number of lucky winners from the raffle. Thank you to all staff who gave their time to help out and to DJ Dave for providing music to bust a move to!

  • Inspiring Young People

    date posted: Tuesday 08 Nov 2016

    A group of Year 11 pupils took the opportunity to meet with a very special ex pupil of Saint Bede's this half-term. Giuseppe Dal Pra is now studying History and Politics at Oxford University, which is one of the best universities in the world. Giuseppe talked about who would be eligible (any Bede could apply), the application process, his course of study and inevitably, the great social life at university! He finished by encouraging all pupils to do their absolute best in their studies at Saint Bede's, before answering questions from Year 11s who were keen to know more. Several pupils described the experience as "very interesting and useful.” All the pupils involved agreed that it was an inspiring experience and they represented their year group exceptionally well through their keen interest.

    Year 11 were also given some key advice and encouragement at the end of the half-term when Mike Conlon visited the school to deliver a session on study skills. He gave pupils advice on revision techniques, organisation, time management and the best environment to work in. Mike also delivered a session to Year 10 and parents of both year groups.

  • Bede B C - 24th October 2016

    date posted: Tuesday 25 Oct 2016
  • Bede B C - 10th October 2016

    date posted: Friday 07 Oct 2016
  • Bede B C - 4th July 2016

    date posted: Monday 04 Jul 2016
  • Fylde Foodbank Collection 6th - 22nd June

    date posted: Thursday 09 Jun 2016

    For the next two weeks only we are collecting donations for  Fylde Foodbank who provide emergency food parcels to families in crisis in our local communities. 

    All pupils and staff are invited to bring one item from the shopping list below into school anytime between 6th - 22nd June. They will be collected by Fylde Foodbank after the Year 10 Charities Mass. 

    Please bring whatever you can from the shopping list below to help to "Fill the Trolley".

    Tinned meat
    Tinned Fish
    Tinned Vegetables
    Instant Mashed Potato
    Cooking Sauces
    Tinned Tomatoes
    Fruit Juice (Long Life)
    Tinned Fruit
    Breakfast Cereals
    Tinned Rice Pudding
    Tinned Sponge Pudding
    Milk (UHT or Powdered)
    Instant Coffee / Tea Bags
    Snack Bars

    Donations can be left with Paula or taken directly to the trolley in the dining room.

  • Monday 6th June - Saint Bede's re-opens after half-term.

    date posted: Tuesday 31 May 2016

    Monday 6th June - Saint Bede's re-opens after half-term.

  • SVP Visit to the Retired Sisters of the Cross and Passion

    date posted: Tuesday 24 May 2016

    On Monday 23rd May the SVP group made one of their regular visits to meet with the Retired Sisters of the Cross and Passion in Lytham. The group spent a pleasant hour having tea, chatting with the sisters and sharing their experiences, including one particularly interesting tale of missionary work in Africa. 
  • A Fond Farewell

    date posted: Thursday 19 May 2016

    On Thursday, 19th May, we officially marked the end of five years at Saint Bede's with our Year 11 pupils with a special liturgy. During the assembly, we thanked God for the outstanding contribution they have made to the school during their time with us and asked Him to guide them as they complete their exams and move onto the next stage of their lives. It was a happy and moving occasion as we looked back at a film showcasing so many memorable events that have taken place and smiled at the pictures of the pupils as they were in Year 7 and as they are now! The pupils were presented with a range of awards to mark their achievements and contribution to school life and we gathered afterwards to take photos, sign shirts and memory books. We wish them all every success in their exams and with future plans.

  • Bede B C - 16th May 2016

    date posted: Friday 13 May 2016
  • Bede B C - 9th May 2016

    date posted: Thursday 05 May 2016
  • Bede B C - 21st March 2016

    date posted: Monday 21 Mar 2016
  • Bede B C - 7th March 2016

    date posted: Friday 04 Mar 2016
  • Bede B C - 8th February 2016

    date posted: Monday 08 Feb 2016
  • Bede B C - 25th January 2016

    date posted: Monday 25 Jan 2016
  • Bede B C - 7th December 2015

    date posted: Friday 04 Dec 2015
  • Bede B C - 23rd November 2015

    date posted: Friday 20 Nov 2015
  • Bede B C - 9th November 2015

    date posted: Friday 06 Nov 2015
  • Zumba, Zumba

    date posted: Friday 23 Oct 2015

    For the past few weeks Zumba has been taking place as an extra-curricular activity for the first time at Saint Bede’s. The club has proven to be a great way to shake off the Monday blues as well as an opportunity to make friends. The craze is an energetic, fun and also a versatile way to improve fitness in a party-style environment. Miss Sheffield who has been running the club said: “It has been lovely to see so many faces trying out the Latin dance inspired work out and it would be fantastic if we can encourage more people to come alone!” Whether you have danced before or a complete beginner to Zumba, the steps are simple and repetitive and give you the opportunity to add your own flair! Anyone interested in developing or learning a new skill, or wanting to keep fit, come along and give it a go! Zumba is every Monday until Christmas, 3:15-4:15 in the Hall. Please see Miss Sheffield if you have any questions.                                                                    

  • Lord Sharkey's Visit to Saint Bede's

    date posted: Friday 23 Oct 2015
  • Bede B C - 19th October 2015

    date posted: Friday 16 Oct 2015
  • Bede B C - 5th October 2015

    date posted: Monday 05 Oct 2015
  • Visit Bede's World

    date posted: Monday 05 Oct 2015

    Our Year 7 pupils travelled to Bede’s World on Friday 2nd October for a day full of fun, friendship and new challenges. The day started bright and early at 7am when pupils headed on a coach north to Jarrow with much anticipation. On arrival, the group were greeted by the Bede’s World staff who quickly set the forms off on a number of activities including: quill writing; an Anglo-Saxon farm walk; a tour around the Bede’s museum and a hands-on experience of the daily chores that monks would have done. One of the highlights of the day was the trip to the ancient church. Pupils were given the chance to experience life as a monk by dressing in habits and processing silently through the church as Saint Bede would have done. The day was enjoyed by all and proved to be a fantastic opportunity for pupils to make new friends and bond with staff. Moreover, it was a way for everyone to gain an insight into the history of the patron of our school. 
  • The Bede B C

    date posted: Thursday 24 Sep 2015
    Watch our weekly magazine programme 'The Bede B C' and catch up with all the latest news.
  • Bede B C - 21st September 2015

    date posted: Monday 21 Sep 2015
  • 3rd Sep

    date posted: Saturday 01 Aug 2015

    School opens for Autumn Term.

  • A Fond Farewell to our Chair of Governors

    date posted: Friday 31 Jul 2015

    Our Chair of Governors, BillDrake, is retiring from this role which he has held since the 1990's. Bill hasloyally served the school community with great diligence, wisdom and commitmentsince succeeding Rev Canon Dunstan Cooper VG and becoming the first lay personto assume this key position. Prior to this, Bill served on the governing bodyas Parent Governor and Vice-Chair. Throughout his time of office, he has workedclosely with four headteachers, overseen many significant national changes andthe appointment of many staff as well as supporting countless school events.

    Bill and his wife Pauline haveactively and loyally supported the school since 1979 when the first of theirfour children joined Saint Bede's.

    Their family link continued with two grandchildren attendingin recent years and Pauline was the secretary of the school's PTFA for twelveyears. As well as giving so much time and energy supporting the school, Billand Pauline are very active members of Saint Joseph's, Ansdell. In recognitionof Bill's service to Saint Bede's, a presentation has taken place and we havenamed the RSLA block the Drake Building in a special ceremony. We are indebtedto Bill for so many years of steadfast service and wish him and Pauline joy andcontentment for the years ahead..
  • New Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Scheme Launched

    date posted: Friday 31 Jul 2015

    Parents should by now have received their pack containing details of this summer’s BYOD scheme. The scheme supports the school’s vision for 1:1 learning, enabling each pupil to have an individual device, allowing all to access 21st century and personalised learning. Through the Stone Access@bility scheme parents are able to choose from a range of devices, which all come with warranty and insurance, and pay for them over 12, 24 or 36 months. In the pack you will find full details of how the scheme operates and of how to access the portal to order a device. A copy of the pack is also available on the school website. If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Stone Access@bility team on 0203 367 1541 or Ms Dickinson at school.

  • Community Champions

    date posted: Friday 31 Jul 2015

    On 24th June pupils from all years were invited to a special luncheon and Mass to celebrate being honoured with a Community Champion Award. Representatives from several charities were also invited to the annual occasion and were presented with cheques. Year groups were assigned a charity and have been actively raising money for them during the year. A big thank you to everyone who has been involved and congratulations to all the years groups on their enthusiasm, commitment and fantastic fundraising efforts.

  • Moving On

    date posted: Friday 31 Jul 2015
    As another busy and successful year draws to a close, we say farewell and thank members of teaching staff who are leaving us. Mr Holden, Mrs Van Kraay, Miss Booth and Mrs Cavaleri have all guided, inspired and supported pupils with great commitment, enthusiasm and determination during their time with us as well as enriching the extensive extra-curricular life of the school. Each member of staff has had an enormous impact on staff and pupils alike and will be greatly missed. We also wish a very happy retirement to Mrs Palmer who has worked as a Learning Support Assistant providing dedicated and caring assistance to individual pupils and thank Mr Colacurcio for his work with the housekeeping and catering staff.
  • Summer

    date posted: Tuesday 14 Jul 2015


  • Test Blog 1

    date posted: Tuesday 14 Jul 2015

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  • Voluntary Mass (Chapel 12.30 pm)

    date posted: Wednesday 28 Jan 2015
    The next voluntary Mass is planned for 28th January in the Chapel with Fr. David Burns. All pupils and staff are invited to attend. 
  • ‘Help for Heroes’ Christmas fundraiser coin value guess £££s

    date posted: Friday 23 Jan 2015
  • Fair Trade Young Chef Competition

    date posted: Friday 23 Jan 2015
    Ten pupils took part in this year’s Fairtrade Young Chef competition and the standard was incredibly high. This year’s winner is Paul Cross with a recipe for Chocolate Brownie and Raspberry Coulis. Eleanor Webb came in second place with a recipe for Barbeque Chicken with Mango Salsa and in third place was Hannah Burdess with a recipe for Hot Salmon Salad with Chickpea and Pomegranate and Spiced Sweet Potatoes. The Commendation Prize for the best knowledge and use of Fairtrade ingredients went to Isobel Rushton with Aromatic Pear Strudel (vegan) and Marcelina Solarska with Chocolate Banoffee Pots. All the winners received generous gift vouchers and every competitor took away some Fairtrade goodies and reward stamps for all their hard work. Thank you to Mr. Grice, Mrs. James and Mrs. Malley for helping to judge the competition and for your continued support of Fairtrade. Massive congratulations to all who took part. 
  • Video 1

    date posted: Monday 13 Oct 2014
  • Video 3

    date posted: Monday 13 Oct 2014
  • Video 4

    date posted: Monday 13 Oct 2014