Academic Excellence

'The quality of the pupil’s achievement and learning is excellent.'                       ISI Inspection, May 2014

At St Bernard’s we aim to take every child in our care on a most extraordinary journey, and one which nurtures their talents and provide the skills and experience to last a lifetime. It is our privilege to be responsible for your child’s development through these formative years. Challenge, encouragement and the pursuit of excellence means that our pupils very often lead the way, achieving success in a broad range of areas. High quality teaching accelerates the progress expected, especially in Maths, Reading and Writing. Our school focus is to add ‘value’ to our pupils in all areas of their development, encouraging them to take the next step they require as an individual.

UKMT

The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for students. The Junior Challenge is aimed at the top third of pupils in Year 8 or below in England and Wales. For the last nine years we have entered our most able mathematicians for this competition, even though it is aimed for pupils two years above. We are always proud of all our children’s achievements but feel a special ‘glow’ at their success in the challenging UKMT competition.

On the 30th April 2019, 20 of our Year 6 pupils took part in the UK Junior Mathematical Challenge (JMC), which is run by the UKMT.  It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. 3 achieved Gold standard with 1 pupil progressing to the Kangaroo Round. Congratulations to all who participated in this challenge.

 

https://www.ukmt.org.uk/individual-competitions/junior-mathematical-olympiad/

 

Primary Maths Challenge 2019

St Bernard’s Prep has been taking part in the Primary Maths Challenge for many years. Each year the Maths Association offers the challenge which attracts schools from across the country, enabling pupils to take part in a contest which is both motivating and engaging. Our pupils are always excited to be a part of this challenge and even more delighted with their successes. 63,000 children entered in November 2018 with 2,375 pupils who scored 19 or more invited to take part in the Bonus Round in February 2019. Congratulations to Erica and Koyenum for achieving Bronze and Ishar and Shrey for Silver Success.

http://www.primarymathschallenge.org.uk/

2018 World Class Arena Mathematics Tests

Congratulations to the children who participated in this event. 6 Distinctions and 4 Merits were awarded. Our Year 5 pupils: Anubhav, Dhakshith, Erica, Ishar, Shrey, Vishva, Kareena, Koyenham, Nyah and Niran are already showing their mathematical skills are up to the Year 6 challenges. 

http://www.worldclassarena.org/en/about/aboutWCT.htm

2018 Elocution Challenge

The standard was extremely high and the judges had an incredibly difficult job selecting a winner for each year group and overall winners. Congratulations to our Lower School winner Zara and our Upper School winner Steve.

 

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge 2018

We congratulate Yuvraj, Aneesh, Pranav, Sarina on achieving a gold award.  Krishane, Krish, Steve on achieving a silver award  and  Fiyin, Ayush and Joe on achieving bronze. We congratulate them all  their outstanding mathematical skills.

For further information see: https://www.ukmt.org.uk/individual-competitions/junior-challenge/

The National Handwriting Competition 2018 results.

St Bernard's Prep. has had another successful year in this competition in which 11,000 pupils competed. A huge congratulations to our winners: Avery in Year 5, who was placed first in the Class C section; Koyenum also in Year 5, has been awarded second place in the Class C section, and Seb in Year 4 has been awarded second place in the Class B Section. In addition to this we are extremely honoured that St. Bernard’s Prep School has been selected as National Schools’ Competition Overall Winner for 2018.

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Junior maths challenge- We congratulate Yuvraj, Aneesh, Pranav, Sarina on achieving a gold award.  Krishane, Krish, Steve on achieving a silver award  and  Fiyin, Ayush and Joe on achieving bronze. We congratulate them all  their outstanding mathematical skills.

For further information see: http://www.primarymathschallenge.org.uk/what-is-the-pmc

SATS 2017

KS2 

  MATHS READING ENGLISH GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION AND SPELLING

READING,
WRITING AND MATHS COMBINED

 

% of pupils
achieving the expected standard
100% 100% 100% 90%


% of pupils achieving
greater depth standard


85%

77%

92%

38%

Internal Level 6

Internal Edexcel 2012
GCSE Foundation Grade C achieved

54%

54%

 

 



 



 
 

*Total number of pupils = 39
3%=1 child

KS1

  MATHS   READING   SCIENCE

READING,
WRINTING AND
MATHS
COMBINED

 
               

% of pupils
achieving the expected
standard

95%   98%   100% 88%  

% of pupils
achieving
greater depth standard

33%


 

  43%


 
  N/A


 
26%  

4%=1 child
Total number of pupils = 42

 

  1. SATIPS 2016 Handwriting Competition Awards
  2. Internal Handwriting Competition Results 2015 16