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  • Prefect Applications

    Published 13/11/18

    The second round of Prefect applications are now open.  If you would like to apply please click on the Prefect Application.  Applications will close on 29th November 2018.

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  • 60th Anniversary

    Published 09/11/18

    This year we are celebrating our 60th Anniversary Year.  To kick start the celebrations we have Bishop Declan visiting our school on 9th November.  He will be joining us for a special service and will be blessing a commemorative plaque which will be displayed above the the stone laid by The Right Rev Joseph Rudderham D.D M.A Bishop of Clifton on 8th June 1957. 

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  • GCSE Results 2018 -‘St Bernadette’s Students Celebrate Top Grades’

    Published 23/08/18

    ‘St Bernadette’s Students Celebrate Top Grades’   

    Anxious faces turned to smiles of joy as students opened their GCSE results at St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School, with many students achieving large numbers of top grades. 

    Students, parents and staff at St Bernadette’s, are celebrating strong results across a range of GCSE subjects and for individual pupils. 

    With the introduction of tougher exams and a new grading systems only a small percentage of pupils will achieve the top grade 9. Catherine Kuria and Narayan Sandhu achieved 11 grade 9s between them, gaining grades 7 and 8 across all of their subjects.  Other students achieving multiple top grades are Hattie Brice, Abi Davidson, Devona Asif, Amy Carmichael and Ayub Akram.

    65% of students achieved at least a new grade 4 in English and Maths and 34% achieved at least the new grade 5 in both English and Maths. One in three students achieved at least one grade 7 or higher amongst their results.

     “These results are testimony to the hard work and high expectations of students and staff.” said Headteacher Basia McLaughlin, “We are very proud of the achievements of our students and are delighted to be celebrating their success with them. St Bernadette’s is an ambitious and supportive school and we work hard to ensure every young person realises their potential.”

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  • Drop Everything and Read - Update

    Published 12/01/18

    As a school, we are promoting reading for pleasure and as such our students are reading for 20 minutes daily through our Drop Everything and Read programme.

    As we enter our second month of this initiative, we want to encourage students to challenge themselves to read books that they would not normally read. We have compiled a suggested reading list which contains over 100 books of various genres which are suitable for secondary school aged students. This list includes classic books, modern bestsellers and various genres such as sporting biographies, fantasy and music. Please take some time to encourage your child to move away from his / her usual genre of book. Reading a wide variety of genres will help your child to widen his / her vocabulary and as such this will be a greater challenge. Reading widely, not just frequently has been proven to significantly improve children's progress at school.

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  • Ready To Learn

    Published 07/06/17

    Our Ready to Learn video is available HERE.

    For more information please click here

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Latest News

  • Prefect Applications

    The second round of Prefect applications are now open.  If you would like to apply please click on the Prefect Application.  Applications will close on 29th November 2018.
    Read full story
  • 60th Anniversary

    This year we are celebrating our 60th Anniversary Year.  To kick start the celebrations we have Bishop Declan visiting our school on 9th November.  He will be joining us for a special service and will be blessing a commemorative plaque which will be displayed above the the stone laid...
    Read full story
  • GCSE Results 2018 -‘St Bernadette’s Students Celebrate Top Grades’

    ‘St Bernadette’s Students Celebrate Top Grades’    Anxious faces turned to smiles of joy as students opened their GCSE results at St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School, with many students achieving large numbers of top grades.  Students, parents and staff...
    Read full story
  • Drop Everything and Read - Update

    As a school, we are promoting reading for pleasure and as such our students are reading for 20 minutes daily through our Drop Everything and Read programme. As we enter our second month of this initiative, we want to encourage students to challenge themselves to read books that they would not nor...
    Read full story
  • Ready To Learn

    Our Ready to Learn video is available HERE. For more information please click here
    Read full story