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Admissions Academic Year 2017-2018
The Governing Body of St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School has consulted on the Admission Policy for the academic year 2017 - 2018.
Click here for the Admission Policy 2017-2018 and the Supplementary Information Form.  
Admissions Academic Year 2018-2019
Click here for the Admission Policy 2018-2019 and the Supplementary Information Form.
Click here for information on appeals.

Admissions Academic Year 2019-20120
We are proposing a change to our admission arrangements that will take effect from the academic year 2019/2020: distances for in-year transfers will no longer be provided by Bristol local Authority and will be sourced in house at the school.  We wish to consult on the change to our proposed arrangements and the consultation period will run from Monday 16th October until Monday 27th November 2017. If you would like to comment on the policy please direct your comments to Mrs Nunnerley via or contact her at the school.

Click here for the Admission Policy 2019-2020 and the Supplementary Information Form.

Click here for a list of Catholic churches in full communion with Rome.

A map of  our geographical area of prime responsibility is available 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             

If you have any queries regarding admissions or would like a paper copy of the Admission Policy please contact ​Mrs Nunnerley at the school.

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