St Bees School

Record Breaking Student Numbers for St Bees School

Record Breaking Student Numbers for St Bees School

St Bees School are off to a flying start having seen a massive increase in student numbers for the 2023-2024 academic year.

With the autumn term starting today (6th September), the West Cumbrian Independent School has welcomed a staggering 129 students, with over 50 of those being new starters.

The school’s Sixth Form has doubled in size since last year alone, now with an impressive 49 students.

Director of Marketing and Admissions, Ceara Fisher, spoke of the exciting developments: “We reopened in 2018 with 10 students, we now have 129 – with almost 40% from 13 different countries.

“St Bees is truly on the map, and here to stay.

“We are delighted to be stronger than ever!”

Over the summer, the school has seen a huge amount of work done to its buildings to accommodate the ever growing number of students. Most notably the refurbishment of the schools Old Library.

Headmaster, Robin Silk, said: “Our site team have worked incredibly hard over the summer to get the school looking even better than before.

“This work has been vital to solidify the future of the school and its students, having a school library has been something we have waited a long time for and we know it is going to benefit our students, and staff, tremendously.”

Since reopening, there has been some question to the future of the school, however, the last couple of years have proved that St Bees is very much on people’s agendas – and provides a phenomenal opportunity for young people; unique to this part of West Cumbria.

St Bees School is a lot more accessible than you might think, so please do give us a call (01946 828000) or drop us an email ( to book your own individual tour.