St. Bernadette'sCatholic Primary SchoolWe Follow Jesus


Welcome toSt. Bernadette'sCatholic Primary SchoolWe Follow Jesus

Head Teacher's Welcome

To Visitors and Prospective Parents, a very warm welcome.


My name is Mr Gary Linford and I am the Interim Head Teacher of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School.  I feel very honoured and privileged to be the Interim Head Teacher of this School which was rated "Good" by Ofsted in June 2021.


The staff work in partnership with children, parents and the parish to ensure the best possible education for each child. Our children are at the very heart of the school and although we value academic performance, we believe that our pupils should enjoy their time at school and achieve across a whole range of areas.


We provide a wide range of extra- curricular opportunities especially sports taking full advantage of our small playing fields. We provide a happy and safe environment within which students can experience opportunities beyond the classroom so that they can become independent learners and eventually responsible and confident adults.


We know and value each unique child and design a curriculum that meets individual needs. Knowing that children thrive when they are challenged and encouraged to meet new goals, we always have high expectations and foster in all children a belief that they can succeed. We are always looking for ways to embrace new technology and find exciting ways for children to learn. Children at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School are not confined to working in books in the classroom! We ensure that our curriculum provides opportunities to learn in a variety of settings, using a range of resources that excite and inspire!


We pride ourselves on the pastoral care of our children. All students are valued. We foster values of courtesy, good behaviour, consideration and individual responsibility, we offer a high level of challenge accompanied by high levels of support so that all can achieve. Through learning, living and praying as part of the Catholic community, we will help every child appreciate their own God given gifts and talents.


If you do not already know our school you are very welcome to book an appointment and visit.


I hope this website will give you a flavour of what St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School offers.


With very best wishes,


Gary Linford

Interim Head Teacher