St Bede's Inter-Church School

St Bede’s Inter-Church School

“Cum Deo - With God”  •  Cambridge
St Bede’s Free School Go
Ofsted Outstanding


Our basic pattern of daily lessons is enhanced by a whole range of exciting opportunities for students to extend their learning in other ways. 

For details of extra-curricular activities offered this term please click here:


The list will be regularly updated as new clubs become available. Clubs and activities are also shared daily with students in tutor time. 

Creative and Cultural

The staff at St Bede’s organise a wide variety of activities aimed at widening students’ academic, social and spiritual experience. In recent years activities have included:

  • Theatre visits both locally and in London
  • School orchestra and choir
  • Annual carol service
  • Performing arts evenings
  • Visits to art galleries
  • Mathematics and poetry competitions
  • Community work
  • Expeditions over challenging terrain
  • Christian activities
  • Drama productions
  • Science links with local museums
  • Annual leavers’ “Prom”
  • Student Senate
  • Games Clubs including Chess Club
  • Music Concerts
  • International visits to France, Germany, Holland and Belgium

Subject-based Activities

  • History and Geography field trips to Norwich, Lavenham, Ely, Audley End, Wimpole Hall, West Stow, Framlingham, Norfolk Broads and Ypres
  • National mathematical challenges and the British Gas Maths Olympiad
  • Maths masterclasses at Cambridge University for very able students
  • Modern Language study visits to Germany and France
  • Visits to plays performed in French or German
  • “Physics at Work” at the Cavendish Laboratory and Science field trips
  • Theatre visits and workshops run by the English Department
  • Annual book fair and various competitions organised by the Resource Centre
  • Annual art exhibition
  • Textiles students visit the Clothes Show
  • Student poetry is regularly published
  • “Young Enterprise”
  • Linton Zoo staff and animals visit school
  • Whole School Humanities Days
  • Carnegie Shadowing Group


All students are encouraged to take part in sporting activities, mainly through inter-tutor group competitions e.g. cross country, indoor 5-a-side football, team games and athletics. To encourage teamwork, all students are expected to take part in competitive sporting events. Good sportsmanship – coping with success and failure – is important to sports teaching at St Bede’s, as is socialising with other players.

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School Colours

Please contact Miss L Patten at for details.

Curriculum Enhancement

All Year 7 students are given the opportunity in the summer term to undertake “The Bede Trail” based in Northumberland. This is a very popular event which offers insight into St Bede's life, where he lived and what he taught. Subject-linked trips and visits take place throughout the year for all year groups.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

St Bede’s is a registered centre for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Meetings, which are open to Year 10 and 11 students, are held after school. Students work towards bronze and silver awards in conjunction with former students returning to complete their gold awards. 110 students are currently working towards an award. More details are available from the school. Please contact Miss J Bradley at


Parents are required to make a reasonable contribution to meals and accommodation on residential trips. A charge is made for musical instrument tuition. In respect of other activities, parents will be asked to make voluntary contributions to cover the costs of activities which cannot be met fully from school funds. A copy of the full Charging and Remissions Policy can be obtained from school. Please contact Mrs C Kirk at

 Instrument Tuition

This is available in brass, woodwind and string instruments, voice, piano and drum kit. Details of charges and how to apply for tuition can be obtained directly from Cambridgeshire Music. Details of the service they provide is available here: /docs/cambridgeshire-music-catalogue-2017-full-catalogue.pdf Students who receive free school meals are not expected to pay. Students receiving tuition are entered for the Associated Board examinations and are encouraged to join the school orchestra. Please contact Ms H Brown at