Bede Academy is Emmanuel Schools Foundation’s first 3-18 school and opened in September 2009 with Nursery, Primary and Secondary provision across two sites in Blyth on the Northumberland coast. It is the fourth school in Emmanuel Schools Foundation. Sharing the values of Emmanuel College, The King’s Academy, Trinity Academy, Grace College and Christ's College, Bede encourages all of its staff and students to strive to achieve their own individual personal best.
Specialising in Engineering and Enterprise, the Academy focuses on extending conventional perceptions of engineering. We provide specialist insights into aspects of biotechnology, environmental science and recycling technologies, sound and computer network engineering, medical and animal science, and naval and automotive systems and design.
As a result of Northumberland’s move away from the middle school system, Bede Academy became responsible for education in the south east of the town when South Beach First and Wensleydale Middle Schools closed in August 2009. Bede Academy now educates over 700 Nursery and Primary students on the Bede South site and 1100 Secondary students at Bede North. The Academy’s Sixth Form began in September 2012 at Bede North and will grow to 250 students.
Bede Academy has a non denominational Christian ethos and welcomes staff and students of all faiths and none, whilst building on clear core values. We value every student as made in the image of God with vast potential, and seek to help them all to achieve their personal best in every area. Much more important to us than academic success is a student’s development as a young man or women.
We put character first and provide opportunities for students to serve each other and the local community, with which we have strong links. Students engage in a vast array of extracurricular activities in which they develop their sporting, musical, dramatic, mental and creative talents.