St Bees School

Parent Handbook

Parent Handbook

 St Bees School Parent Handbook 2023-2024

Here at St Bees, we consider parents to be valued partners in providing a rich and stimulating environment in which their child can prosper and develop.

St Bees is unique in many ways, but central to our philosophy is that academic attainment and character attributes are developed in balance, to produce successful, well-rounded young people who are prepared for the international world of the future.

Our rich, cultural mix in the boarding house further enhances this international outlook.

This parent handbook is designed to provide a summary of the important facts and information you may need as your child continues on his/her educational pathway.

A separate boarding handbook is also available. For all matters concerning school routines and systems, please contact Sue Shearsby on +44 (0) 1946 828000 between the hours of 08:00 and 17:30. Outside these times please leave a message or send an email to

Parents will receive a school calendar, which holds all important dates, events, and a timetable. Please keep these handy for reference.