These are the local Catholic schools and Colleges. They provide a first-class education for our children and we encourage you to use them.

We hope the school websites will give you the information you need.Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools

St Francis Primary School, Nailsea (5-11)
more information is available at

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Portishead(5-11)
more information is available at
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School has opened a public consultation on their school admissions arrangements for 2020-21.Comments should be submitted by letter or email to the school. The closing date for responses is 11th January 2019. . Details can be found at

St Bedes Catholic College, Lawrence Weston, Bristol (11-18)
more information is available at

St Brendan’s  6th Form College, Bristol (16-18)
more information is available at


Bristol University Catholic Chaplaincy – more info at

University of the West of England (UWE) more info at
e.g. Mass is at 12.35 – 12.55 on Thursdays in Quiet Room on the Frenchay campus

School Transport

Ever since North Somerset Council ceased financing transport to/from Catholic schools a state of uncertainty has existed. However Paul says “I will be conducting a feasibility study in the coming months to see if there is any way forward for parents, parish and school to work together to provide regular, transport to our parish school. If it were ever to happen, there would inevitably a cost incurred on parents, but it is how the other parties can help subsidise the costs that will be of interest. If anyone has any comments or practical suggestions to move things forward please contact me.”

– contact Paul Stathers at or tel 07929 479 265