Ofsted March 2023

Ofsted November 2016

Catholic School Inspection May 2024

S48 Inspection Report November 2017


Following Ofsted’s March 2023 inspection, the school continues to be judged 'Good'.

In particular, to extract a few points,  the report states:

  • St Bernard’s High School is a welcoming, inclusive school. Leaders have high expectations of pupils in terms of learning and behaviour
  • Pupils work hard in lessons and their behaviour in class is focused and engaged
  • Many pupils choose to study the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). The EBacc is an academically ambitious range of GCSE subjects that provides a foundation for a wide range of future careers and/or study
  • Pupils benefit from a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


Our most recent Catholic School inspection in May 2024, the school continues to be judged 'Outstanding'

In Particular, to extract a few points, the report states:

  • There is a calm and respectful atmosphere within the school and all members of the community live out the mission, ‘Love one another as I have loved you’.
  • There are strong links between the school and parishes and this ensures all are supported in their faith journey.
  • The religious education department is well led with a clear vision and the expertise to secure this vision.
  • The generosity of the wider school community towards charitable causes is most impressive.
  • The commitment and dedication of the various youth ministries is truly inspiring