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Admissions Arrangements Consultation 2024-2025

The governing body of St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School are consulting on their proposed admission arrangements for the 2024-25 school year.

Click here for the Admissions Arrangements Consultation 2024-2025 letter.

Click here for the proposed Admissions Arrangements Consultation 2024-2025 policy.

You are invited to provide any comments you may wish for consideration on the proposed arrangements by 9am on 30th January 2023. Final arrangements will be determined by 28th February 2023 and will appear on the school website by 15th March 2023.

Comments should be sent for the attention of Mrs K Scott. They can be emailed to info@stberns.bristol.sch.uk or posted to the school at Fossedale Avenue, Whitchurch, Bristol, BS14 9LS.

In Year Admissions

Click here for information on how to apply for an In Year Admission.

Admissions Academic Year 2023-2024

Click here to view the Admission Policy 2023/2024 and click here for the Supplementary Information Form.

Please see the 'Maps' section below to view individual parish maps.

Admissions Academic Year 2022-2023

Click here to view the Admission Policy 2022/2023.
Click here to view the Appeal Timetable.
Click here to view the template for the Letter of Appeal.
Click here to view the First Round Allocation Statement.

Admissions Academic Year 2021 - 2022

Click here to view the Admission Policy 2021/2022 
Click here to view the Appeal Timetable
Click here for the First Round Allocation Statement.

General Information

For information on how to apply for a secondary school place through Bristol City Council please click here.
Please click here for a list of Catholic churches in full communion with Rome.
To download a copy of our In Year Appeals Form, please click here.

Admission Appeals Deadline

You have the right to appeal against the refusal by the Governing Body to admit your child. If you wish to follow this course of action you should put your appeal in writing, setting out the grounds for your appeal, to Mrs K Scott at the school within 25 school days of receiving this letter. Appeals are arranged and conducted in accordance with the School Admission Appeals Code.


A map of our geographical area of prime responsibility is available by clicking here (this may take a few minutes). Once opened click the map to enlarge or reduce the image. Our OS map co-ordinates are E 360984.194 & N 168700.384

Individual Maps of Parishes are available below:
Christ the King, Knowle West
Holy Cross, Bedminster
Our Lady of Lourdes, Kingswood
Sacred Heart, Chew Magna
St Augustines of Canterbury, Downend
St Bernadette, Whitchurch
St Gerald Majella, Knowle
St Josephs, Fishponds
St Mary on the Quay, Bristol
St Nicholas of Tolentino, Easton
St Patrick, Redfield
St Pius X, Withywood