Open Evening 2022

September 2022

Dear Parent/Carer

We would warmly like to invite you and your child to Venerable Bede’s Year 5 and 6 Open Evening on Tuesday 27 September 2022 from 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

There are always so many questions to ask as you begin to decide on the next step in your child’s education; our Open Evening gives both you and your child many opportunities to see what Venerable Bede CE Academy is really like.

During the evening, you have the opportunity to meet all of the staff and, most importantly, our pupils, who will be answering any questions and telling you all about their own experience at Venerable Bede.  Our prefects and our new Year 7 pupils, who have only been with us for 3 weeks and come from a variety of primary schools, will be available to chat to you and your child and help show you around all of our facilities and departments.  Who better to talk to your child than someone who has just gone through the same experience?  In addition, there will be a number of pupils working in each department area for you to meet.

School will open at 5.00pm with a presentation in the Main Hall during which we will share with you our vision.  The same presentation will be repeated, in the Main Hall, at 6.00pm. At Venerable Bede CE Academy, our mission is to make sure that pupils have as many opportunities as possible to succeed and grow so that they can all achieve their dreams.  We encourage our pupils to share our values of forgiveness, joy, hope, wisdom and perseverance so that they can work hard together as one community.

In November 2021, Ofsted confirmed that Venerable Bede CE Academy continues to be a “Good School”. The inspectors commented that, “The school’s Christian ethos is central to life at the academy”, and “Pupils benefit from a curriculum that is broad and ambitious. The curriculum builds on what pupils have studied in primary school and prepares them well for their next step in employment, education or training.”

Our Admissions Policy is very simple: all pupils are welcome.  Last year, many parents asked for support in filling out the online application form so, during the evening, there will be staff available to help you complete an application if you feel that Venerable Bede CE Academy is the right school for your child.  If you have not yet decided, or are unable to visit during our Open Evening, we will happily arrange for you to visit school at a convenient time – we have an open door policy and no question is too small.

We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 27 September 2022, and will be available throughout the evening to answer any questions.

Best regards