St. Clare's Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

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St Bede's & St Joseph's Catholic College Information


The Catholic Secondary School and Sixth Form which serves Bradford is:


St Bede's & St Joseph's Catholic College


Head Teacher Mr L A Bentley MA


SBSJCC is a recently established co-educational school, founded by the merger of the two single sex Catholic secondary schools in the city of Bradford; the boys school St Bede's Catholic Grammar School in Heaton and the girls school St Joseph's Catholic College in Manningham.


The college operates across the two former sites which are approximately one mile apart with the aim of eventually housing Key Stage 3 at the former St Joseph's site (Ignis) and the Key Stage 4 and 5 Students at the former St Bede's site (Ardor).


The old St Joseph's site has been renamed Ignis (Latin:spark) and the old St Bede's site has been renamed Ardor (Latin:Flame) in reference to the college motto - Christus Lumen Gentium (Christ, Light of the Nations).


The college community lives out this motto through the concepts of Ignite, Illuminate and Shine. It is around these themes that the college development plan is based.


Ardor (Upper School Site):

Highgate, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 4BQ


Ignis (Lower School Site):

Cunliffe Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7AP


Telephone: 01274 941941




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