St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School

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St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School
Established 1958
Type Voluntary aided secondary school
Religion Roman Catholic
Headteacher Basia McLaughlin
Location Fossedale Avenue
BS14 9LS
Coordinates: 51°24′57″N 2°33′45″W / 51.415846°N 2.562422°W / 51.415846; -2.562422
Local authority Bristol City Council
DfE number 801/4801
DfE URN 109331 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Capacity 750
Students 735
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Publication The Bernard

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.[1] In 2009-10 it underwent renovation through the "Building Schools for the Future" programme.[2]

Academic achievement[edit]

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.[3]

2008 2009 2010 2011
45% 50% 37% 60%

Notable former pupils[edit]


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