Many are drawn to St Bees by its beauty, and also for its exceptional coast and village community.

The school has an enviable location on the western coastal fringe of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site, a place of outstanding beauty that provides excellent opportunities for outdoor adventure training activities.

Many more come to gain a sound, broad-based education in a secure, stable and supportive environment with family at its core. Every student is encouraged to feel at home from the outset – and they in turn are inspired to make others welcome.

A sense of belonging

St Bees has a strong sense of community in which children are encouraged to develop qualities of commitment, loyalty and responsibility, in an environment in which life-long friendships often emerge and thrive.

The school offers outstanding levels of pastoral care and staff develop close relationships with parents on all matters concerning their children. A full and integrated after-school activities programme provides a wide range of opportunities for all, to accommodate all talents, interests and abilities. The school is fortunate to have its own nine-hole links golf course and short-game area, golf studio (with the latest computer analysis equipment), a swimming pool, fives courts, tennis courts, cricket nets, large sports hall, playing fields. A unique learning environment in a remarkable setting.

With top-class facilities, all situated in 150 acres of beautiful green space with clean air, St Bees offers a wonderful and unique environment in which to study and play.