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    A Centenary History - A Child of St Bernard's is known everywhere

    There has been a Catholic school on the site since 1875 but, it was in September 1910 that a group of Bernardine Sisters took over the premises and created St Bernard’s Convent High School.

    To celebrate this centenary, three members of staff have written a history of the school.  The book covers each decade of the centenary period, setting them into their historical context, and filled with contributions from former students and staff.  The book also provides a fascinating photographic record of the life and development of the school.

    While of particular interest to those with links at the school, the book also provides a unique and absorbing study for anyone interested in educational developments and life over the previous century. 

    There are still some copies of the book available.  Please contact the School on 01702 343583 if you would like a copy.

    ‘When you are at school you do not realise what an impact your education will have on your life and the places it will take you.  St Bernard’s was a big part of my foundations.  If you have strong solid foundations, you can build anything you want, knock it down and re-build something new if you desire.  However, without good foundations, you will not build anything at all.’

    — Zoe Upson