St Bees provides the opportunity for pupils to receive an outstanding all-round academic and character education whilst at the same time forming lifelong friendships.
Founded in 1583 by Edmund Grindal, then Archbishop of Canterbury, St Bees School has been an integral part of this picturesque coastal village in for many centuries. Parts of the original buildings are still in use, following significant expansion in 1844, and above the door of the famous Quadrangle is inscribed the Latin school motto Ingredere ut Proficias: Enter so that you may make progress.
The School has a rich and proud history as an independent school and will open its doors to pupils once again in September 2018. Initially opening as a day school with a Year 7 intake, in the following years the school will expand and will provide continuous education on the same campus for boys and girls aged 11-18. Boarding provision will be available in the coming years.