1. About us
  2. About


St Bernadette Primary School is situated in a residential district five miles from the centre of Bristol. The school provides an education for mainly baptised Catholic children resident within the Parishes of St Bernadette, Whitchurch; St Gerard Majella, Knowle and Sacred Heart, Chew Magna.
Our school has a pleasant field area in addition to two playgrounds which are equipped with agility frames.Situated on the south-east of Bristol the school is bordered by St Bernadette Catholic Secondary and St Bernadette Catholic Church. The clergy and parish are very much involved in the life of the school.

We emphasise that as a voluntary aided school we are a Catholic community welcoming and celebrating diversity, bearing true witness to the Christian faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.



                         Daily Timetable        

8.50    Children arrive, teacher on duty in playground       

9.00    Whistle blown, children line up for class       

10:15    Assembly Mon. Tues. Friday       

10:30    Break-time begins       

10.45    Break-time ends              

12.00    End of morning session       

1.00    Return to class       

3:20    Bell for end of school day    

Communicating with Parents

The teaching staff of the school appreciates being kept fully informed about their pupils; please do not hesitate to get in touch with school if you have any worries, they can often be resolved easily if discussed before they become a major problem.
The headteacher is willing to meet parents to discuss any current anxieties or factors concerning a child’s education or welfare. The headteacher publishes a regular newsletter for parents.This is an effort to keep parents in touch with news,events and developments happening at school.

Tuesday: 8.30-9.30 Headteacher Open door session.

Our mission for the school

St Bernadette Primary School enables children to succeed and learn for life by providing them with:

  • An ethos of support,challenge and encouragement where Catholicity permeates all aspects of school life
  • An opportunity to develop their relationship with God through worship,prayer and belonging to a Catholic community where Christian values are all encompassing
  • A broad,balanced and challenging curriculum
  • High quality innovative teaching from committed and enthusiastic staff, with a collaborative approach to learning and teaching
  • Up-to-date learning resources to match the requirements of the 21st century ,both recreational and educational
  • An enriching programme of extra-curricular activities and visits
  • A secure,supportive,challenging and stimulating environment which is stress free and happy
  • Spiritual and moral growth through a caring partnership between the School, Parish, pupils and families
  • Clear and open channels of communication between staff, children and parents

We demonstrate our commitment to working as a learning community by:

  • Dedicating ourselves to guiding and encouraging every child to achieve their full potential
  • Working collaboratively towards common goals
  • Striving for continuous improvement in all we do