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Interested in your child starting school at St Bernadette's in September 2020? We have tours available to attend on Thursday 14th November at 2pm and 5:30pm or 5th December at 2pm or 5:30pm. Please contact the school office to book on.
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School Admissions

We have tours available for parents/carers of prospective pupils on Thursday 14th November 2019 at either 2pm or 5:30pm or Thursday 5th December at 2pm or 5:30pm  Please call the school office on 01908 692438 to book a place on a tour.

Please see below for the presentations from recent Parent Information Sessions for pupils joining our nursery (FS1) and reception class (FS2) in September 2019

We still have a small number of places available for pupils starting Reception Class (Foundation Stage 2/ FS2) in September 2019.
To apply for a place at St Bernadette's, there are two necessary processes. Applications MUST be made via the council  - see link below. Additionally, supplementary forms should be completed and returned directly to the school - see documents below.

The Admissions policy contains paperwork which must be completed and returned to our school to support your application. If you are a practising Catholic, please ensure that the Certificate of Practice document below is completed and returned to our school as evidence to support your application. A formal application to the council MUST also be made for all applications to start Reception Class (FS2) in September.




In-Year Admissions to St Bernadette's


If your child attends a different school and you would like him/her to join St. Bernadette’s, then please download and return the completed form to the School office. Please refer to the Admissions Criteria within the Admissions Policy and complete the supplementary form attached if you wish your child to be considered on religious grounds.

Nursery (FS1)

The Governors are responsible for admissions at 3+ (FS1) and application details are available from the school office and can be downloaded above. However, the offer and acceptance of a 3+ place does not then automatically guarantee a place in the main school for Reception (FS2). 


School Times


Nursery/FS1 (Part-time): 
8:45am – 11:45am

Nursery/FS1 (Full-time)

8:45am - 2:45pm


Reception (FS2):

8:45am - 3:00pm


Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2):
8:45am -  3:00pm 


Key Stage 2 (Years 3 - 6):
8:45am  – 3:15pm


We hope parents of children in Foundation Stage will take the opportunity to settle their children into class and spend five or ten minutes helping with reading or a task set by a member of staff. For the rest of the school, gates open at 8:35 for a staggered morning entry straight into class. School starts promptly at 8:45 am when the register is taken and all exterior doors will close at 8:55am. children arriving after that time must report to the school office.

Visiting the School

As mentioned above, we welcome parents in to support their children at the start of the day but it is not an opportunity to chat with members of staff who will need to make a prompt start teaching your children. Meetings for parents will be held throughout the school year and there are regular workshops to help parents support their children’s learning. 

In addition to the formal consultations, parents are also welcome at any other time but if you wish to discuss matters of importance or have a complaint, please make an appointment to see the class teacher.  If necessary, further appointments may be arranged to see the Inclusion Manager/Deputy Head/Head Teacher/Chair of Governors. Please note that just as you would not expect a member of staff to be rude or aggressive to you, the same consideration must be extended to members of staff and pupils.  Appropriate action will be taken to ensure that all members of our school community enjoy a safe and non-aggressive or violent environment.