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About St Bernard's Catholic High School

Welcome to St Bernard’s Catholic High School. We have been serving the Furness community, and beyond,  for over 70 years and have a long established tradition of providing high quality education and pastoral care for our children and their families.  Our core values of kindness, hard work and resilience underpin the high standards and expectations that we have for all of our school community.              


As a school, we provide a positive learning environment, where every child is nurtured to realise their full potential and strive for excellence.  As a dedicated staff team, we take pride in knowing our children and fostering strong relationships with them so they know they are valued as individuals.  Each child is supported in developing their own unique talents to flourish and  achieve personal success.


We have high aspirations for all of our young people and want them to attain at the highest academic level possible, whilst also equipping them with the values, skills and knowledge to tackle the ever increasing demands of our modern world. To achieve this, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is delivered by a team of experienced and talented teachers tailored to meet the needs of your  child.  Alongside this we offer an extensive programme of activities, and a high level of pastoral care to ensure that your child can widen their horizons and deepen their understanding of the world around them. 

Mrs J Whittam


Mission Statement

St Bernard’s Catholic High School is an inclusive and caring place of “learning, love, and compassion”, with Christ at the centre of all that we do.  We are committed to serving our community in line with the teachings and values of our Catholic faith, which form the foundation of our pupils' growth and success both here at St Bernard’s and beyond, as they move forward in life. We treat all of those in our care with dignity and respect, making each individual feel valued and known in the love of God.

Our Core Values

  • Kindness; Jesus said: “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John (13:34)

  • Hard work; Jesus said “Let all that you do be done in love.” Corinthians (16:14)

  • Resilience; Jesus said, “With God all things are possible” Matthew (19:26)

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. It 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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