St Bernard's High School and Arts College

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St Bernard's High School and Arts College
Established 1910
Type Academy
Religion Roman Catholic
Specialism Arts
Science (secondary)
Location Milton Road
 United Kingdom Coordinates: 51°32′15″N 0°41′55″E / 51.53742°N 0.69857°E / 51.53742; 0.69857
DfE URN 115381
Gender Girls
Ages 11–18
  • Annay
  • Clairvaux
  • Fountains
  • Melrose
  • Rievaulx

St Bernard's High School and Arts College is a girls Catholic bilateral academy in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, with a mixed sixth form.[1] The school achieved specialist Arts status in 2004 and a specialist Science status in 2008. St Bernard's celebrated its centenary in 2010, having begun as a convent for young ladies in 1910. Its most famous alumna is noted actress Dame Helen Mirren.

Mission statement[edit]

The Mission Statement of the school, which is displayed to the public in the main reception area is "Love one another as I have loved you".[1]


The school's emblem, which is featured on the school uniform as well as headed on letters from the school, is three swords within a double diamond. Below the diamond reads "Dieu Mon Abri" meaning "God My Shelter" in French.


Student's within the school are placed in different houses. These houses are: "A", "C", "F", "M" and "R", short for "Annay", "Clairvaux", "Fountains", "Melrose" and "Rievaulx", all of which are abbeys which are in some way connected to Saint Bernard.


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