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  • Diocese & Deanery

    The school is situated within the Catholic Diocese of Brentwood and within the Deanery of Southend and we exist to provide a secondary education for the girls within the Deanery primary schools. As a consequence we are part of the wider community that comprises the 8 primary schools within the Deanery, the boys’ catholic secondary school, the parishes and the Diocese.

    The Deanery Schools are:

    Holy Family Catholic Primary School
    Kents Hill Road, Benfleet, Essex. SS7 5PX tel no 01268 792231

    Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary Schools
    Manchester Dr, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 3HS tel no 01702 475689

    Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Primary School
    Little Wheatley Chase, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 9EH tel no 01268 785741

    Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School & Nursery
    Windermere Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2RF tel no 01702 468052

    St George’s Catholic Primary School
    Eagle Way, Shoeburyness SS3 9RX tel no 01702 293522

    St Helen’s Catholic Primary School
    North Road, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 7AH tel no 01702 343823

    St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
    Vaagen Road, Canvey Island SS8 9DP tel no 01268 683903

    St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
    Ashingdon Road, Rochford, SS4 1RF tel no 01702 547918

    The secondary school for boys is:

    St Thomas More High School
    Kenilworth Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 0BW tel no 01702 344933

    The Parishes are:

    Holy Family, Benfleet
    High Road, Benfleet and St Thomas More at High Street, Hadleigh

    Our Lady Help of Christians and St Helen
    Milton Road, Westcliff-on-Sea

    Our Lady of Canvey and the English Martyrs
    Long Road, Canvey Island

    Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph
    Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea

    Our Lady of Ransom
    London Hill, Rayleigh

    Sacred Heart and St John Fisher Parishes of Southend

    St George and the English Martyrs
    At Shoeburyness and at St Gregorys, The Broadway, Thorpe Bay

    St Peter
    Eastwood Road North, Eastwood

    St Teresa of the Christ Child
    Ashingdon Road, Rochford and St Pius X, Southend Road, Hockley

    The Diocese of Brentwood may be contacted at Cathedral House, Ingrave Road Brentwood CM15 8AT.


    "St Bernard's is a unique school which offers subjects that have indefinitely carved my education and who I am. It has led me onto a path that no other school would be able to offer. The support from my teachers combined with the school's encouraging atmosphere gives me motivation to work hard and strive for the best every day in everything I do". 

    — Sophia (Deputy Head Student, Year 13)