About Us

When it comes to achieving your education and career goals, we are confident that studying at Bede Sixth Form College will help you to stand out from the crowd.

Whether you are considering progressing to university, the world of work or want to further your education, we have developed a number of courses designed with your success in mind. 

When it comes to moving on from Bede Sixth Form, we want to make sure that all of our students have the skills that employers and universities are looking for. That’s why, alongside your studies, we offer things like career management, application support, interview preparation and help with CV writing.

We have been described as “caring, friendly and successful” and a place where you can feel confident, comfortable and inspired. Start your journey to success by choosing Bede Sixth Form College.

Welcome from our Principal

I am delighted that you are considering Bede Sixth Form College.

Bede Sixth Form continues to go from strength to strength. In summer, we were inspected by Ofsted and were graded ‘Outstanding’ in the following areas:

• Education programmes for young people
• Behaviour and attitudes
• Personal development
• Leadership and management

I am also pleased to announce that we were successful in our bid to the Department for Education to secure funding towards a £2.4m extension to our building which will see us provide state-of-the-art facilities in health sciences, creative and business and legal subject areas. By the time you join us, our new building will be fully functional and, I am sure you will agree, it will be a fantastic addition to our campus. 

I am proud to say that Bede students leave us fully prepared for their next steps. We have a three-year trend of 98% positive destinations – students leave us to go into higher education, employment or apprenticeships. These figures are significantly higher than the national benchmark for sixth form colleges, and with our culture of continuous improvement, we can guarantee you a fulfilling and enriching post-16 education. 

During the past year, we have continued to establish links with local employers and businesses to ensure that Bede students are provided with significant work experience opportunities. In the past year alone, our
students have worked with Fujifilm, the NHS, Quorn, The Guardian, The Times, the British Army, NCS, Ithica Films and many, many more. Add to that our Aspiring Young Engineers Programme in partnership with NETA, enhanced study skills development, High Achievers Programme, Student Ambassador Leadership Programme, and so much more - it really is a fantastic time to be a student here at Bede Sixth Form College.

We continue to expand our Institute of Sport and Education (ISE) academies. We are recognised for providing outstanding support for talented sports performers, ensuring that they excel both in competition and academically, and we are a Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Accredited College.

Most recently we received national awards from the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), for enrichment and employability opportunities for our students and for our continued efforts to ensure Bede Sixth Form is a sustainable, environmentally friendly campus.

97% of parents and carers of students would recommend Bede Sixth Form College to others
99% of our students feel safe and secure in college
We have a 98% satisfaction rate in choice of college from parents and carers
97% of our students enjoy their time at college
93% of parents and carers believe that students have been well supported with online learning
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