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St Bernadette's is an 'Outstanding Catholic School' (Section 48 Inspection 2021). We are an OFSTED 'Good School' with Outstanding features in 'Behaviour and Attitudes' and 'Personal Development' (Ofsted Inspection 2022)
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Live Simply

Please click on the photograph below to view our special school video about Living Simply


On 2nd October 2019, we were delighted to be the first school in Northampton Diocese to be awarded the Live Simply Award. We were inspired by Pope Francis' call for us all to undergo an ecological conversion to protect God's creation. 

In his encyclical letter, 'Laudato Si', Pope Francis invites us all to 'work with generosity and tenderness in protecting the world which God has entrusted to us'. Here at St Bernadette's,  we responded to that call by launching our LiveSimply action plan. Pupils have been learning how to live simply, live sustainably with creation and live in solidarity with people who live in poverty.

By clicking below, you can find articles summarising some of the actions we have taken so far.

We are continuously looking at further ways of responding to Pope Francis' call.

If you have any suggestions and would like to support us on this journey, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Our more recent actions include:

  • Implementing a new wider curriculum focusing on our responsibility as citizens of the planet Earth.
  • Introducing a new recycling scheme, recycling packaging that is not recyclable via the normal waste collection services. We are reducing landfill, supporting the production of recycled plastic products and raising funds for Willen Hospice in the process!
  • Secured funding to construct allotments for pupils and our families - promoting positive physical and mental health, sustainability and healthy eating whilst supporting the science and maths curriculum.
  • Construction of St Bernadette's Community Store where families can help themselves to clothing for all members of the family, including school uniform. 'Give what you can, take what you need'