St. Bernard's Primary School is a popular two form entry Catholic school in the Moseley area of Birmingham. The school is located in the parish of English Martyrs. We have strong links with our parish church and community. We are blessed to be situated in a beautiful location with Moseley Bog next door and Sarehole Mill just down the road.
The children who attend our school come from the immediate community and beyond. Gospel values are at the heart of our school but we celebrate diversity with many of our children coming from many different backgrounds and faiths.
Our Early Years provision offers a wide variety of experiences and opportunities for our pupils to express themselves and learn. Our pupils’ personal, social and emotional development is key and our dedicated team of EYFS staff ensure pupils’ needs are met every day. Child initiated learning is a fundamental part of our practice in EYFS enabling our pupils to develop quickly into independent learners.
In Key Stage 1 a high emphasis is placed reading and phonics. This is crucial to success in both writing Maths and the wider curriculum we offer. We follow the Letters and Sounds programme to develop phonic skills.
In Key Stage 2 we focus on building skills and knowledge from KS1 and offer an exciting curriculum. One of our fundamental aims is to prepare the children for secondary school, getting them ready for the next stage of their education.
Our curriculum is broad and balanced and sequenced across all curriculum areas so children build on skills and knowledge and are able to make links in their learning. We place reading at the heart of our curriculum. Reading permeates throughout our school day and throughout the curriculum. The children share and read books every day and we have opportunities during the year to take part in workshops with authors and illustrators to promote reading for pleasure.