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St Bedes Shimla Admissions Essay


Admission Process

  • Admission for  2017-2018 is now closed.
  • Download a complete admission packet:  Complete Admission Packet 2018-2019
  • Applications may  be submitted  between  January 8, 2018 and February 2, 2018 at 3:00pm.
  • Open House is January 28, 2018
  • Final date for application acceptance is Friday, February 2, 2018 at 3:00pm (Important documents to submit: copies of birth certificate, baptismal certificate, First Holy Communion certificate, recent report card and recent standardized test scores)
  • Placement tests are Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Acceptance letters will be sent in mid-March

School Tours

School Tours for prospective families are available September – December.  Dates for the 2017  2018 school year are as follows:   Times are at 9:00am and 1:00pm.  An appointment is necessary and can be made by calling the school at 818.790.7884.


December 6, 7, 13, 14

January 10, 11, 17, 18


Open House during Catholic Schools Week

Current and prospective parents are invited to Open House on Sunday, January 28, 2018  from 10:15am-11:30am.

Download:  An admissions packet will be available here in late December


We’re Accredited

St. Bede the Venerable School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA). WCEA accredits Catholic elementary and secondary schools in nine western states (26 archdioceses) and the US Territory of Guam. WCEA co-accredits and is in partnership with three Regional agencies (WASC, NAAS, NCA CASI) and two private agencies (CAIS and HAIS).

WCEA website:  www.westwcea.org

Non Discrimination Policy

The school, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students regardless of race, color, or national and/or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, sex, or national and/or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies and practices, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

While the school does not discriminate against students with special needs, a full range of services may not always be available to them.  Decisions concerning the admission and continued enrollment of a student in the school are based upon the student’s emotional, academic and physical abilities and the resources available to the school in meeting the student’s needs.

Click here for in-year applications

To view the catchment area map, please open or download the file at the bottom of this page.

For information on transport, please click on the link below.



2019 Entry Year 7 applicants (current Year 5)
Our open evening will take place on 5 July 2018 (5.30-9.00 pm) followed by open mornings on 27/28 September 2018 ( 9.15-11.30 am). The Supplementary Form (SIF) will be available from 5 July 2018 together with instructions on how to apply. Should you have any queries, please contact Admissions on 01737 214071, admissions@st-bedes.surrey.sch.uk.

2018 Entry Year 7 applicants
Please note that the closing date was 31 October 2017. Late applicants should still follow steps 1 and 2 below and submit the application as soon as possible.

Appeals - Year 7, September 2018 entry
If you wish to appeal please telephone admissions on 01737 214071 to request an appeal pack. Completed paperwork must be received by the school no later than 29 March 2018. Appeals lodged by that date will be heard within 40 school days and no later than 18 June 2018.

If you are seeking a place at St Bede’s, please read the Admission policy 2018-19 as well as the following.


  • To find out all the information you need go to the Surrey County Council website www.surreycc.gov.uk/admissions. This website lists all the county council secondary schools in Surrey together with an electronic copy of the secondary schools admissions booklet. This site allows you to express your choice of schools and to apply for a place online. Online is Surrey’s preferred method of application.
  • If you prefer to apply on paper please call 0300 200 1015 for an application form.
  • The deadline for online and paper applications to arrive at Surrey County Council is 31 October 2017.


  • You must complete St Bede’s ‘Supplementary Information for Admissions form 2018' as well if you wish to apply for a place under criteria A, B, or C (iii, iv) and return it directly to us (not to Surrey or the primary school) as soon as possible and definitely before 31st October 2017. We cannot set a priority for your application without this form and it is unlikely that you would be offered a place unless we have received it. The original form must be sent to us. We will not accept emails and this form cannot be completed online.
  • If you are applying for a foundation place or as a member of a non-Christian faith community, please make sure that the person you have named as your referee is expecting to receive our request. We will contact clergy/faith leaders for references during November and December.

If you need any help or advice, please contact our admissions team on 01737 214071 or email the admissions team (choose 'Admissions' from the drop down).



In order to apply for an In-Year place you need to complete the St Bede's In-Year application form and the SMA Form from Surrey County Council obtainable from the school or Surrey County Council https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/4232/In-year-SMA-form-and-guidance.pdf.

For St Bede's in-Year application form for 2017-18 - please click here. Admissions policy for 2017 entry.

Please send both forms to St Bede’s. Before completing this form, please read the admission policy. Priority for places will be allocated exactly as described there.

If you need any help or advice, please contact our admissions team on 01737 214071 or email the admissions team (choose 'Admissions' from the drop down).

Documents for entry in 2017 can be found in the section at the bottom of this page - these are for reference only and should not be used for any applications.

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