St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School
|Type||Voluntary aided secondary school|
|Local authority||Bristol City Council|
|DfE URN||109331 Tables|
St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School is a coeducational Catholic, voluntary aided secondary school in Whitchurch, a suburb in the south of Bristol, England. It is located next to St Bernadette Catholic Primary School and the local parish church.
St Berns, as the school is colloquially known, was founded in 1958 and named after Saint Bernadette. It was the second new Catholic school established in Bristol after World War II. In 2009-10 it underwent renovation through the "Building Schools for the Future" programme.
St. Bernadette's is a specialist school for maths and ICT.
The school has improved its results between the period 2008 to 2011 and achieved its best ever GCSE scores in 2011, the table below shows the percentage of students hitting the key measure of 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics.
Notable former pupils
- Dawn Bowden, Welsh Labour politician and Member of the Welsh Assembly for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
- Claudia Fragapane, Olympic Gymnast
- "Bristol secondary school to mark 50 years". thisisbristol.co.uk. 12 June 2009.
- "Thousands of Bristol children settle in new classrooms at older Bristol schools". thisisbristol.co.uk. 9 September 2010.
- http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=109331 St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School
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