St. Benet Biscop Catholic Academy

Northumberland, United Kingdom

Location: Northumberland, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About St. Benet Biscop Catholic Academy


St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy, part of the Pax Christi Catholic Partnership, is all inclusive and welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds in Northumberland and primarily serves the population of South East Northumberland. It has a large catchment area, extending approximately thirty miles north to south and ten miles east to west.   

Parents choosing to send their child to St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy are opting specifically for an education within the setting of a Catholic school. We are part of the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and, as such we belong to the strong family of Catholic primary and secondary schools throughout the North-East.    

St Benet Biscop is pleased to be part of the Trinity North East Teaching School Alliance. Through our association and partnership working with Cardinal Hume Catholic School, St Robert of Newminster, Cramlington Learning Village and Newcastle University, our school strives to provide excellence in all aspects of its work.  

Our dedicated teachers, proactive staff and passionate chaplain strive to provide an outstanding education, our vision is for our young people to be confident, adaptable, resilient independent thinkers; self-directed learners who question, reflect and persevere in the pursuit of learning; active contributors who are able to work collaboratively, exercise initiative, take responsible risks and strive for excellence. Our school is a community of learners where the structures are known, understood and respected.  

Our curriculum is designed to enable every pupil to discern their vocation and to be well-equipped to follow it as active citizens in service to the world. We also provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities and strong pastoral support. We incorporate democratic principles, value the rule of law, support individual liberty and foster a community in which different faiths and beliefs are respected.  

Our recent Ofsted inspection took place in November 2016 and our Academy l was judged to be ‘good’ in four out of the five inspection judgements. The ‘effectiveness of leadership and management’, the ‘quality of teaching, learning and assessment’, ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’ and ’16 to 19 study programmes (Sixth Form)’ were all rated as ‘good’. In one category, ‘outcomes for pupils’, the school was found to require improvement, although as the detail in the Ofsted report shows, the school has many strengths within this area.  

Our twitter feed is updated regularly with our latest School news and events: @stbenetbiscop

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Address: Ridge Terrace, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6ED, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1670 822795
What people say about us

Pupils are courteous, considerate and well behaved young people who show a clear pride in their school community. Relationships between staff and pupils are extremely positive and this mutual respect supports effective learning.

- Ofsted 2016

Pupils’ behaviour in classrooms, on corridors and around the site is consistently polite, and they show consideration for one another and other adults. They show extremely positive attitudes to learning in classrooms and incidents of low-level disruption are extremely rare

- Ofsted Nov 2016