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  • Isabel Aust

    Former Head Student

    I left St Bernard’s back in 2011, and I still miss it! The encouragement received from the teaching staff, as well as students, was outstanding and I constantly felt supported throughout all of lower school, and at sixth form.

    During my time at the school, I was given the opportunity to experiment in different areas of the curriculum, as well as develop creativity through activities such as the Passion play and debating competitions. One thing that sticks out about St Bernard’s is the level of care and attention received on an individual basis; the teaching staff really take time to understand each individual’s aspirations and they work their hardest to ensure these can be achieved.

    Since leaving St Bernard’s, I attended the University of Oxford and am now following a career with the Ministry of Justice. It was only with the support of the senior leadership team and my fellow students that I even considered applying to Oxford, and I genuinely don’t believe I would have achieved as much as I have done if it wasn’t for their help, encouragement and confidence in me.

    "St Bernard's is a unique school which offers subjects that have indefinitely carved my education and who I am. It has led me onto a path that no other school would be able to offer. The support from my teachers combined with the school's encouraging atmosphere gives me motivation to work hard and strive for the best every day in everything I do". 

    — Sophia (Deputy Head Student, Year 13)