News and Events
20th June 2018
I wish you a warm welcome to the first issue of Full Circle, our weekly newsletter. Each week, I will update you on the latest developments from our school and share my thoughts as we prepare for the grand opening in September.
What a week it has been! I don’t know who to feel greater sympathy for – the German football team or Eoin Morgan! Germany, the defending World Cup champions, managed to sustain a dismal defeat against Mexico, much to everyone’s surprise. And poor old Eoin Morgan, the English cricket captain, had to face the cameras after the shock trouncing of his cricket one-day side by Scotland. Sporting results don’t always follow the book.
The school continues to resonate with the sound of laughter and squeals from the children using the swimming pool. Over 300 children now use the pool weekly, and our cricket pitch is also hosting local teams when the weather is kind enough, of course.
We have spent the last week meeting a number of parents and children, and talking through the recent school leadership changes. Some families are already signed up for a September start and some are meeting us for the first time, chatting through our plans and aspirations. It was great to see them all in school, sharing our passion for the bright future ahead at St Bees.
Gradually, the scaffolding that has enclosed much of the school for the last four months is coming down. Classrooms are being renovated, painted and equipped for use by our pioneering pupils. It is so exciting as this all takes shape, and we look forward to being able to show parents precisely where their children will be taught in September.
We are also looking forward to welcoming the new teachers who have been appointed to St Bees. Next Friday, Mr Seddon, our Head will be meeting the teachers and they together will be laying their plans for the new academic year. We will be holding an Induction Day for pupils on July 4th and we are looking forward to getting together the pupils and as many of the new staff as we can. I am sure that it’s going to be a great day at school, with a few surprises in store for everyone!
That’s enough from me for this first edition of our newsletter. I will introduce the members of the whole school team, including myself, over the coming weeks. You will be amazed just how many people are working away behind the scenes to ensure that everything is in place, and perfect, for September 6th!
Forwards with confidence!
Summerfest is back again for 2018, managed by St Bees Leisure Team and full of activities for children aged 4 – 14!
You can download a copy of our flyer complete with information by clicking on the image below:
The event will run for 3 weeks as follows:
- 23rd July – 27th July
- 30th July – 3rd August
- 20th August – 24th August
Specialised activities available such as:
- Arts & Craft
£125 per week (5 days)*
*An early and late club will be available at an additional charge of £5 per session (see flyer for additional information).
For any enquiries or to book please contact us on email@example.com or call us on 01946 828000.
17 April 2018
An update from the Headmaster
Since the announcement in March 2017 of the re-opening of St Bees as a joint venture between St Bees Trustees and Full Circle Education group, all parties have been working hard to re-establish the school once again as a vibrant education offering to families from West Cumbria and beyond.
The Board has recently made the decision to open in September 2018 initially with a cohort of Year 7 pupils. We have come to recognise the importance of nurturing the culture of the school from the ground up and it has been clear that the local and international markets point toward incremental growth from that fundamental starting point. Strong social dynamics and interaction are crucial to high quality education and we believe this is the best educational model both for those pupils who will join us in the first year and also for the School. This will allow expansion and organic growth year on year and will enable the culture to be developed and established from the ground up. Group sizes will remain small to ensure unrivalled care for the individual and the emphasis will remain on providing a high quality all round education and character development. St Bees School will therefore initially operate as a day school until the boarding community is established in the coming years.
We are enormously grateful all those families who have supported St Bees and we very much look forward to welcoming the Year 7 intake later this year. We continue to welcome new enquiries for Year 7 entry for a September 2018 start and if you would like to find out more please do contact the Admissions Team on 01946 828002 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion.
With very best wishes