We place equal value on character development and achievement. Progress is everything. Every child will develop their own flight path through school life and beyond. Our aim is to enable them to achieve the highest altitude and the longest flight.
We are committed to educating children in the behaviours, attitudes, skills and knowledge that will underpin their pathway to success in life. When they leave, our pupils will be ready for work or ready for further education. Academic attainment and character attributes are developed in balance. Character development components are interwoven into the curriculum frameworks and further promoted through the House system, the co-curriculum and enrichments.
The Fusion Programme forms the basis of the curriculum enabling pupils to access the best of East and West.
The School’s active, inquiry-based learning framework inspires discovery, creativity, originality, curiosity, innovation, enterprise and initiative. Our pupils will strive to develop the maturity to take responsibility for their own actions and behaviour. The School uses diagnostics to track pupil progress in both academic and character development dimensions, and negotiated targets form the basis for progress.
St Bees pupils are prepared for the international world, with a celebration of diversity which derives from well-developed cultural understandings and a global mind-set. Links with partner Full Circle schools are fully exploited, providing St Bees students with enrichments unavailable to students in most other schools.
The School prepares its pupils for tomorrow’s world, having defined the projected needs of society in the future and the skills, competencies, abilities and attitudes required by our pupils to meet those needs.