It is my great pleasure, as the 32nd Headmaster of St Bees School, to welcome you to our website. I hope that you will find it both interesting and useful. However, as informative as our website is, nothing can compare to actually coming and meeting me in person and taking a guided tour of the School with a pupil. Whilst we have formal Open Days in May and October, I would be delighted to extend a warm welcome you and your son or daughter at anytime and to be able to show you our magnificent School and all that it has to offer your family.
As the new Headmaster of St Bees School I feel very privileged to lead a School with such a proud history and I look forward to contributing towards an exciting future with our pupils very much at the core of everything that we do.
As a small School, St Bees has a very strong community with our fine Chapel at the heart, symbolising and, hopefully, inspiring the central values that we seek to offer to all our pupils of respect, support, tolerance and friendship. Within our community we are able to nurture each and every individual pupil and to inspire them to achieve their full potential, whatever their ability. Our pupils benefit from small class sizes and a large amount of individual attention from our talented and dedicated staff. The School has a wonderful mix of pupils, from those who go on to study at Oxford and Cambridge to those for whom a few passes at GCSE is a real achievement, this truly is a school where every individual’s successes are celebrated.
I believe that a good education encompasses so much more than producing examination results. At St Bees we are able to allow our pupils to engage with a vast range of experiences and challenges and we have the facilities, time and commitment to deliver these opportunities. It is wonderful to see the first team player in a match one day, singing in the choir the next and then out on an expedition at the weekend.
I hope that this website will give you an insight into life at this magnificent school and that you will feel encouraged to come and see us in person. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Mr J Davies BMus(Hons), ACertCM, LGSM, FASC, PGCE