News from the Marketing Office

We commenced the new school year in September 2011 with a change in personnel due to the departure of Helen Gascoyne at the end of the summer term.  Jane Hawley, the school’s Registrar, has taken overall charge of the marketing and admissions function, ably assisted by Claire Armstrong, Marketing Officer, and Debbie Clarkson, Admissions Officer. Claire is a recent graduate in advertising from Chester University and has responsibility for the website, production of marketing materials and advertising, while Debbie, who moved over from the Bursar’s office at the end of the Christmas term, is responsible for visa compliance and admission enquiries into the school. In light of this move the marketing and admission team is now able to provide comprehensive administrative support to the ongoing work of the Development Committee.

Term commenced on the 6th September and we were delighted to welcome 21 new pupils into Form 1 (Year 7). They looked very smart in their new uniforms.  In addition, our preparatory department has been given a “makeover” and it is very gratifying to see how proud they are of their new blazers and ties!

In October, we profited from the artistic skills of one of our current parents, Graham Jones, who kindly re-drew our school crest. At this time we made the decision to reintroduce the original school motto, which has quietly hung above the original Foundation doorway for over four hundred years - “Ingredere ut Proficias”. Three school buses can now be seen on the highways and byways of Cumbria sporting our smart new livery.

Graham Jones has also given us kind permission to sell prints of one of his original paintings depicting a summer cricket match on the crease, and money raised from the sale of the prints will be put towards the purchase of an electronic display screen for the school reception area. If you would like to view the print, you are most welcome to come and take a look at the display copy currently on show in our reception area, or alternatively contact Claire Armstrong
( or telephone 00 44 (0) 1946 828012), who would be delighted to email you a version prior to purchase. We can supply backed, mounted or fully framed versions of the print.

Dates for your Diary:

The 11+ and 13+ entrance examinations are due to take place on Saturday the 25th of February 2012 and registrations are still being received. If you would like your child to be entered for the examinations or know of anyone who may be interested, please ring or email  Debbie Clarkson on 00 44 (0) 1946 828013 or for further information.

Our next school Open Day will be held on Monday the 7th of May 2012.

Proms on the Crease, our summer musical extravaganza, will take place on Saturday the 19th of May 2012 and further information will be published on the St. Beghian Society website in the new year. Alternatively please contact the marketing office on 00 44 (0) 1946 828012/13 for further information.

The date of the next biennial St. Bees School Ball has been moved from September 2012 and will now be held in May/June 2013. The date will be published on the St. Beghian Society website in due course.

Finally, you may be interested to know that we now have a Twitter page (@StBeesSchool) and a St. Bees School Facebook page. These have been created for your use to help you keep in touch with events and news at the school. The marketing office is proposing to re-introduce a termly Newsletter and if you would be interested in receiving a paper copy please let us know.

For up to date information about what has been happening at school please visit
the school website:  

Jane Hawley,



The St. Beghian Society,    St. Bees School,    St. Bees,    Cumbria,    CA27 0DS.
         Tel: (01946) 828093