St Benedict’s is a co-educational school rich in tradition and yet one which embraces change to ensure it remains at the forefront of education in the twenty-first century. Our Mission of ‘Teaching a way of living’ is at the core of the holistic Catholic education that is provided to boys and girls throughout the School from Nursery to Sixth Form. We nurture their growth and prepare them for future challenges in an increasingly secular world. St Benedict’s is committed to supporting all children to develop their full potential and has a proud academic record.
Boys from 11 to 18
Girls from 11 to 18
Head: Mr C.J Cleugh, BSc MSc
The most recent ISI Inspection Report (November 2012) praises many aspects of the school’s work. The academic curriculum, the programme of extra-curricular activities and the pupils’ personal development are all described as excellent. In the Senior School pupils are encouraged to think and express themselves creatively, to work independently, to take pride in all their achievements and to enjoy the rewards that scholarship brings. High standards are expected, but our pupils are not just educated – they are given the tools with which to attain knowledge and wisdom. In the Sixth Form students are encouraged to take on leadership roles and all contribute to a variety of projects, which raise funds for communities across the world. There has been huge investment in buildings and facilities, including the award winning £6.2 million Cloisters complex. Recently completed projects have included a full size all-weather facility at the playing fields and a smaller all-weather facility on the main site, a new science laboratory, refurbishment of the Senior School Library and a new serving area adjacent to the dining hall. St Benedict’s is renowned for its sporting tradition. Whilst promoting the highest sporting aspirations, the school is committed to sport for all. A wide range of co-curricular activities is offered including music, drama and opportunities for Christian service. In the Senior School there are over eighty different clubs and societies. St Benedict’s School is unique. Come and visit and see what we have to offer. You can be sure of a warm Benedictine welcome.