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St Bernards High School

St Bernards High School

Founded in 1910, St Bernard’s High School stands as a girls' bilateral secondary school in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, featuring a co-educational Sixth Form. The school takes pride in its comprehensive and well-balanced curriculum, dedicated to preparing students effectively for their future professional journeys. With high expectations, it offers a platform for intellectual, physical, and interpersonal mastery, establishing a strong foundation in subjects like information technology, business studies, modern languages, psychology, and religious studies.

St Bernard’s High School goes beyond academics, offering an extensive and inclusive extracurricular program that encompasses various activities before and after school, as well as during lunch hours. These activities contribute to the students' academic growth and skill development, with popular choices including dance, netball, choir, and debating society.

The school's overarching goal is to cultivate a secure environment for students to thrive, fostering learning with ambition and optimism. Rooted in Catholic values, it emphasizes a holistic Catholic education that values both the spiritual and academic development of each individual. The school's motto, "Love one another as I have loved you," underscores the significance of robust relationships and promotes a caring and diverse community.

Consistently surpassing national averages and ranking within the top 20% of schools nationwide, St Bernard’s High School consistently achieves commendable results. Students regularly attain high scores at GCSE and A-level, demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement each academic year.

County / Area:
Bilateral catholic

St. Bernard’s High School assigns priority for admission based on location and proximity to the school within its designated catchment area.

Number of places in Year 7:
Total number of students:
5+ applicants for every place
St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School, 1 Langley Road, Slough SL3 7AF, UK
11+ Exam Details:
Exam Board/Format:
Paper 1: English
Paper 2: Maths

Historical data indicates that the majority of schools in the region  tend to decline applicants with a standardized score below 303 in the  CSSE.

Exam Date:
Registration Starts:
Registration Closes:
21st September 2024
24th April 2024
21st June 2024 at 4pm

The selective test is administered in September, and you will receive the test results prior to the application deadline on October 31st.

How to prepare:

We run specialist 11+ online courses focussing on the CSSE (English & Mathematics).  The sessions are online and highly interactive.  Speak to us about how we can help your child.

Mock Exams: Our mock exams are designed to reflect the real exam in complexity and format.  Click here to view the mock exam schedule.

Practice Papers: Practice packs designed to help your child master the entire syllabus.

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St Bernards High School
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