SBSJCC is a recently established co-educational school, founded by the merger of the two single sex Catholic secondary schools in the city of Bradford; the boys school St Bede’s Catholic Grammar School in Heaton and the girls school St Joseph’s Catholic College in Manningham.
The college opened in September 2014 and welcomed its new intake of 290 Year 7 students which increased the total of students in the college to over 2000, including over 400 in the 6th form St Benedict’s.
The college is now fully co-educational and numbers have settled to 1890 including 425 in the 6th form.
The college operates across the two former sites which are approximately one mile apart with the Ignis site (St Joseph’s) housing Key Stage 3 and the Key Stage 4 and 5 students at the Ardor site (St Bede’s).
The old St Joseph’s site has been renamed Ignis (Latin: spark) and the old St Bede’s site has been renamed Ardor (Latin: Flame) in reference to the college motto - Christus Lumen Gentium (Christ, Light of the Nations).
The college community lives out this motto through the concepts of Ignite, Illuminate and Shine. It is around these themes that the College teaching and learning is organised.
St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College is a voluntary aided school administered by Bradford City Council and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds.
The college is located within easy commuting distance of Leeds, Skipton, Harrogate and a range of other towns in West Yorkshire.
We have excellent links with all our BCWCAT schools and look forward to seeing you all in our school or at one of our induction evenings.
School website: https://sbsj.co.uk/