We welcome day and boarding pupils from West Cumbria, and from further afield in the UK and internationally, providing an opportunity for pupils to form lifelong friendships whilst receiving an outstanding all-round education. Founded in 1583 by Edmund Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury, St Bees School has been an integral part of this picturesque coastal village in West Cumbria for many centuries. Parts of the original buildings are still in use, with significant expansion in 1844. Above the door of the famous Quadrangle is the school motto “Ingredere ut Proficias”. This can be translated from the Latin as “Enter so that you may make progress”. The School has a rich and proud history as an independent day and boarding school and will open its doors to pupils once again in September 2018.