Any family considering making an application for a place at St Bernard's should be clear that they are making a commitment to this Catholic School, as well as benefiting from all that this Christian community has to offer.
The PolicyThe School accepts Catholic students at 11 + from South Buckinghamshire: Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Bourne End, Chalfont St. Peter, Chesham Bois, Denham, Flackwell Heath, Gerrards Cross, Great Missenden, High Wycombe, Holmer Green, Marlow, Princes Risborough and Stokenchurch.
In addition, Catholic students aged 11+ from St. Mary's and St. Edmund Campion Catholic schools in Maidenhead are also eligible to apply.
The school also accepts applications from practising members of other Christian denominations, up to the percentage set by the Governing Body.
Parents wishing to send their child to St. Bernard's need to complete an application form and return it to the school as soon as possible. All applications will be acknowledged and parents are invited to visit the school with their child in the Lent term. Acceptances will be announced at the same time as the LEA announces the result of its 11 + allocation procedure.
Appeals may be made against any decision made by, or on behalf of, the Governors concerning admissions. Appeals need to be in writing and addressed to the Chairman of the Governors, Mr. M Moore, stating the grounds for the appeal.
Sixth Form Admission Policy1. All students in year 11 will be admitted to the sixth form if they have fulfilled published academic criteria and with the approval of the Headteacher.
2. Further Roman Catholic students will be admitted to the sixth form, upon application and approval of the Headteacher and if they fulfil the above mentioned academic criteria.
3. Up to ten non-Roman Catholic students will be admitted to the sixth form, upon application to and approval of the Headteacher and if they fulfil the above mentioned academic criteria. Such non-Roman Catholic students must be (or their parents must be) practising, communicant members of a Christian denomination and must support the Catholic ethos.
4. Further non-Catholic applicants, including non-Christian applicants, may apply to the Headteacher, but will be referred, individually, to the Governing Body.
5. The standard entry number to the sixth form is one.