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About St Bernard's Catholic High School


I have the privilege of being Headteacher, here at St Bernard’s Catholic High School, a school which prides itself on educational excellence at the heart of the Furness Peninsula.

St Bernard’s has a long established tradition of providing a rich and varied tapestry of educational experiences for all our students, both inside and outside of the classroom. As a school we pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards, and these expectations, alongside our Catholic values and our dedicated and talented staff team, provide all our students the best possible opportunity to succeed and be successful.


As a forward-thinking school, we work tirelessly to ensure our school never remains static and to ensure that we are constantly evolving, to remain at the forefront of education.

If you would like to visit our school, contact the school reception to book a tour of the school during the school day so that you can see our school in action and experience the warmth of the St Bernard's family first hand and find out what our school is all about.

Peter Croft


Mission Statement

St Bernard’s Catholic High School is a Catholic community based on the gospel values of love and respect. 

We aim to provide the children of the Furness area with a supportive and caring community in which all can grow in confidence, spiritually and academically, to fulfil their true potential, strong in their belief in Christ, fully prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that await them.

Our school patron

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St Bernard of Clairvaux

In the year 1111, at the age of 20, Bernard left his home to join the Cistercian community of Citeaux, later in life he was to found the Abbey of Clairvaux.

Bernard’s life in the Church was more active than we can imagine possible today. His efforts produced far-reaching results. But he knew that they would have availed little without the many hours of prayer and contemplation that brought him strength and heavenly direction. His life was characterised by a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother. His sermons and books about Mary are still the standard of Marian theology.

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