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St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School

About Us

St Bernadette’s is set in pleasant grounds, with its own playing field, hard surface playground and grassed play areas. Accommodation includes eight classrooms, all with interactive Smartboards, a new hall/gym, a new learning centre consisting of a library and 32 PC computer suite and a Foundation Stage outdoor play area. There is a new kitchen where delicious meals are cooked on site.

St Bernadette’s is a one-form entry voluntary aided school under the trusteeship of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. It was founded to provide places for baptised Catholic children from the parishes of St Mary's, Preston Park, and St Thomas More, Patcham. There are currently 214 children on roll.

The school has also recently completed a Breathing Places project, which has created a fantastic outdoor learning opportunity in our orchard area including a pond and storytelling area. St Bernadette’s is very proud of the well maintained and attractive learning environment it provides for all of our children.

The school constantly strives to improve the environment for children and there are exciting building developments have taken place in the last few years including the construction of two new classrooms for Year 5 and 6 and the removal of the hutted accommodation to provide additional playground space.

St Bernadette’s is very generously supported by a dedicated team of Governors, who work to ensure that the school continues to provide the very best possible for all our children.

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) exists to provide social events for our school community and to raise money to enrich opportunities for our children. When your child joins St Bernadettes, you will automatically become a member of the P.T.A. The committee are always happy to welcome new members to support their work.