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Catholic Life

Spiritual Life
At St Bernadette we are proud to be a community of Faith & Learning.  As a Catholic school we acknowledge how important it is for our pupils to recognise God's loving presence in their daily lives.  Our faith is at the centre of all our work at St Bernadette;  everyday starts with prayers during staff briefing, assemblies and registration for pupils led by the form tutors and pupils.   We cherish our Catholic belief and identity and at the same time seek to ensure that all pupils have an understanding of the diverse religious cultures in Britain today.

Throughout the school year pupils have the opportunity to participate in the Sacramental Life of the Church;  Mass is celebrated weekly and on Holy Days and the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered during Advent and Lent.  The seasons and feasts of the Liturgical year are marked by assemblies and services that are planned and led by pupils.

We are a caring community; we provide strong pastoral support and our lay chaplain is a presence with whom pupils and staff can talk.  At St Bernadette we take Jesus' call to love our neighbours seriously and we regard works of charity as an essential part of Catholic education.  In response to this we support local, national and international charities.

Days of retreat and reflection are considered to be an important part of all pupils' spiritual and moral development and opportunities for retreat are provided for all pupils and staff.

Our Chapel
Our chapel lies at the heart of St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School.  The chapel is open throughout the school day and pupils and staff are welcome to visit at any time.  We are fortunate to have the Blessed Sacrament in our chapel.

Mass is celebrated weekly in our chapel, on Thursdays at 8.45am. 

The Liturgy is prepared by a different tutor group each week and all pupils and staff are welcome to attend. The chapel is also used for other services such as adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Whole school Masses take place on important feast days in the Church's calendar.

Faculty Mission Statements
As a community of Faith & Learning we believe that each member of our school community should have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the Catholic life of the school.  Each faculty acknowledges its contribution to the Catholic life of the school and has developed its own mission statement.

Please click on the faculty to read their mission statement:

Religious Education          English          Maths          Science         Humanities          Physical Education

ICT, Business & Music      Drama          Art, Design & Technology            Student Services




Latest News

  • The Learning Hub - School Camp

    The Learning Hub will be holding a raffle this term to raise funds for  school camp which will take place later on in the year.  The proceeds of the raffle will enable students  to do more activities at camp without incurring the additional cost.  We hope that you will all be abl...
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  • Debate Mate

    My name is Leah Morris and I am the President of our schools Debate Team.    Debate Mate is the best way to express your beliefs and develop your social skills as well as your confidence. My first impression of debate mate, before I joined, was that the members would be a group...
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  • St Bernadette Video

    A film crew came to our school to make an advert for us to show at a local event in The Galleries and Cribbs Causeway shopping areas. Our pupils behaved impeccably and were extremely professional. Throughout the two day shoot various pupils had parts to play such as saying a s...
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