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Boarding Facilities

A unique feature of St Bede’s Boarding is accessibility, with the close proximity of all facilities. All the dormitories are on the College site, as are the Chapel, Performing Arts Centre, Learning Centre, pool, gym, and family homes. The College grounds are well maintained, spacious and tree-lined. Much effort has gone into the construction of buildings and the layout of College and boarding facilities.

Chapel A temporary Chapel has been established at the College, as sadly the old historic building become structurally unsound following the Canterbury Earthquakes. The Chapel is open for prayer and reflection. Our new Chapel is currently being constructed and will open towards the end of 2019. pd8465_w

The Centre of Learning complex houses the library, ICT and Careers Office. The library and is available to boys for study purposes either before school, after school or during designated study times.

There are three dormitories and each is designated to specific groupings. Dormitory masters live in each dorm, and accommodation is either open plan or single / double rooms.

  • Durham This is located in the old part of the school and houses Junior students.
  • Jarrow This caters for Years 11 and 12 and comprises single and double rooms, common room and ablution block. It is a modern single-storied building set on the southern boundary. …..more information.
  • Wearmouth A new wing was opened for Year 13 Boarders in 2010. This comprises double bedrooms with desks, study area, large common room and ablution block and studio for the dormitory master. …..more information.

Dining Hall
All meals and morning and afternoon snacks are taken in the dining room.

Gymnasium and Pool
Boarders have supervised access to the gymnasium and swimming pool.

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Practice Rooms Boarders can arrange access to music practice rooms in the Performing Arts Centre.

General Recreation In addition to team training facilities boarders have the opportunity to use tennis courts, cricket practice facilities, sports fields and weight training areas.