Please be advised the School Crossing Patrol location at Essington Way junction with Acre Rigg Road in Peterlee will continue to be unmanned until further notice.
St Bede’s Catholic School would like to continue its support to families over the Christmas holidays by ensuring that parents and carers have some ‘go to’ numbers and addresses in times of need. Please see the list of helpful numbers below.’
Citizens Advice: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk or telephone 0344 411 1444
Durham Money Advice: https://wwwmoneyadvicedurham.org.uk or telephone 0191 303 7514
Harbour Support Services: http://wwwmyharbour.org.uk or telephone 03000 20 25 25
Home-Start UK: https://www.home-start.org.uk or http://www.homestart-teesside.org.uk or telephone 01642 501 811
Peterlee Leisure Centre: www.1life.co.uk or telephone 0191 5862400
General Help and Support – One Point Peterlee – 03000 261 116
Immediate Safeguarding Concerns about a young person 03000 267 979
CAMHS – Mental Health (only to be used if you have immediate concerns around a young persons mental health) – 0191 441 5733
Police – 101
NHS – 111
We are holding our Byron Open Evening on Wednesday 17th October at 6pm. This is a great opportunity to meet staff and students, and also to learn about the amazing courses and facilities we offer.
The school will be closed to pupils on the 19th October. This is due to a staff development and training day.
PRESS RELEASE GCSE RESULTS AUGUST 2018: ST BEDE’S CATHOLIC COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL AND BYRON SIXTH FORM, PETERLEE, COUNTY DURHAM.
Hot on the heels of some outstanding A-Level results, staff and students at St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School are once again celebrating with the release of their GCSE results. 72% of Year 11 students achieved 5 GCSEs at standard passes or above. This is an improvement of 10% on last year’s figures. 50% of students achieved a grade 5+ in either English or Maths, yet another amazing increase of 10%. In addition, we are celebrating fantastic results in our vocational subjects with a high number of students achieving a Distinction * in subjects such as Business Studies and Engineering. The progress and attainment of students at GCSE is moving St Bede’s from strength to strength as the school moves closer to its aim of becoming Outstanding.
The teachers and students have had to cope with many changes to their subjects this year and changes nationally to the examination system. Behind every set of examination results there is a personal story of hard work, commitment and resilience, which we are keen to celebrate. Despite these challenges many of our Yr 11 students achieved at least one 9 grade.
A number of students achieved an amazing 5 grade 9s – the very top grade. Student Olivia Fishwick was one of those. “I can’t believe I got 9s!” she commented as she celebrated with her sister Isobel who also did exceptionally well. There were lots of other very successful students such as Grace Hunt, who gained only grade 8 or above in all of her GCSE’s. She commented “I didn’t expect it at all! I’m both amazed and happy. These grades now allow me to go onto study Maths, Physics and Graphics at A Level.”
Executive Headteacher, Brendan Tapping commented:
“I am incredibly proud of the achievements of all of our students. We are a truly inclusive school that supports, nurtures, encourages and celebrates every single student. The dedication from the students and unwavering belief from staff of their potential, is the perfect recipe for success. Add to this the strong partnership with our parents; from attendance at revision events to making sure their children have the right working environment at home, and we have the right atmosphere for our students to achieve to the best of their abilities. We are very proud of them all.”
Places are still available for our very successful Sixth Form. Please contact the school on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
St Bede’s Catholic School and Byron Sixth Form College Results, 2018
Byron Sixth Form College, part of St Bede’s Catholic School in Peterlee, has once again excelled in their Advanced Level results with one third of the students gaining at least one A Grade and two thirds gaining a grade B or above – an amazing achievement for all involved.
Students are to be congratulated on gaining the best results in the School’s recent history. These results are remarkable and reflect the hard work of students and staff – and the strong support of Byron parents.
This year’s A Level pass rate is an unbeatable 100% with a high grade rate (A*, A and B grades or equivalent) of over 62%. In Vocational subjects 95% of students achieved a Distinction / Distinction * ; an incredible achievement.
Abbie Blakemore, a student at Byron College, wiped the board clean by achieving a grade A in both English Literature and Geography, a Distinction * in Health and Social Care and managed to top this off with an A* in Psychology. Abbie said “I can’t believe it! I spent most of last night stressed and crying but did not see this coming!” Abbie intends to take up a place at Durham University to study Primary School teaching, something she has always dreamed of doing. She also said “My time at Byron College has been amazing; I couldn’t have picked a better place to study.”
Bethany Willis also achieved a hat trick of an amazing three A grades in Biology, Maths and Physics. She intends to study Physics and Astro Physics at Northumbria University. On receiving her results she said “I didn’t expect to achieve that! It’s been hard work but I have really enjoyed my time at Byron – the teachers are always ready to help and give up their time.”
Executive Headteacher Brendan Tapping said “Congratulations to our wonderful Sixth Form students on their excellent results; they have worked extremely hard and deserve this reward, which will see the vast majority gaining their first-choice university offer or other course of training or employment. I am thrilled to see the school continuously move from strength to strength, especially the Sixth Form. On behalf of staff and Governors, I would like to congratulate the students on their achievements, we are all very proud of their success, not just the top scorers but all who have worked so hard to achieve their excellent grades.”
Jacqui Jenkin, Assistant Headteacher in Charge of Sixth Form, commented “Our outgoing sixth form have always been a delightful and studious group of students, who not only performed well academically but have also contributed tremendously to the life and development of the school over their two years. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful school staff for all their work over the past year, they have done so much to support students in their achievement of these excellent results.”