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    Welcome

    WELCOME TO ST BERNARD'S SIXTH FORM

    Dear Prospective Sixth Form Student,

    A warm welcome to St. Bernard’s High School.

     

    We are a school that is proud of its history and committed to delivering to our young people an educational experience that excites and inspires. I hope these few pages will give you a flavour of our school community and what it has to offer. The students and staff here at St Bernard’s are incredible and I feel privileged to lead such a special place of education, nurturing and fulfilment.

     

    High expectations and educational standards alongside all-encompassing pastoral care make St Bernard’s more than a school – we are a family! We recognise and seek to further develop, deepen and nurture the individual talents and abilities of all the students we serve. We prioritise getting to know our students (and families) as we understand our role in helping and guiding our young people towards their chosen paths, enabling them to have professionally and personally fulfilling lives.

    St Bernard’s is a very special place. We fully understand the importance of providing our young people with a holistic Catholic education which cherishes the spiritual and supports academic excellence across the full ability range of our school community. We are committed to living our mission statement, “Love one another as I have loved you,” as we enjoy and celebrate the strong relationships which have built and sustained our diverse community.

    Warm regards

    Allison Moise-Dixon
    Headteacher

     

    WELCOME FROM THE HEAD OF SIXTH FORM

    Deciding where to continue your post-16 education is an important decision. When you choose St Bernard’s you will joining a strong and diverse community within an environment which nurtures the individual.

    The Sixth Form occupies a pivotal role in the life of St Bernard’s High School. We are an inclusive community where students can continue their academic studies and mature into confident and independent young people, ready to take their next steps into Further Education, Apprenticeships or the world of work.

    Study in the Sixth Form is a serious undertaking and needs commitment from each student and support from their families. From day one, we encourage students to adopt a structured routine and maintain a good work-life balance by providing ample time for supported independent study during the school day. Most students study 3 A Levels or a combination of BTEC and A Level qualifications.

    Sixth Formers at St Bernard’s thrive when they immerse themselves in the wide range of  leadership tasks and extra-curricular responsibilities we offer. We offer work experience in Year 12 and support students to participate in supra curricular schemes offered by top universities. These deepen students’ knowledge and help to prepare them for the rigours of Further Education.

     Life is busy in the Sixth Form and students have to develop independence and good organisational skills in order to succeed. Students are ably supported by an experienced team of passionate subject specialists and a dedicated Sixth Form pastoral team who are there to support each student to fulfil their unique potential.

    Full details of the application process for September 2023 entry will be available immediately after our Open Evening on Wednesday 9th November 2022.  We encourage students accompanied by a parent to attend the Open Evening to meet with our staff and students, view our fantastic facilities and find out more about the courses on offer.

    "Life at St Bernard’s is a whole different world. It opens many doors that you thought were locked. Helps you do things you never thought you could do".

    — Guisepina, Year 7