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
To read the school Newsleter for Term4, Week 3 (12 March – click here
To read the school newsletter for Term 4, Weeks 1 – 2 click here
To read the school newsletter for Term 3 Week 6 (20-21 Feb) click here

To St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Portishead
more information is available 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

School Transport
The abolition of free denominational school transport in 2009 has had a negative effect on the numbers of Clevedon children attending St. Francis, our parish school and also St. Bede’s. Since that time the number travelling to Nailsea in particular, have dropped dramatically. St. Francis continues to be among the highest academically achieving schools in North Somerset but most importantly, provides its pupils with the strongly Catholic/Christian education which most other schools are unable to do. Travelling from Clevedon to Nailsea inevitably may create challenges for parents, but there is a strong network of families who work together to facilitate transport including the possibility of lift sharing. Contact the schools to discuss possibilities.

Through the BEPTT (The Blessed Edmond Powell transport Trust) some financial support may be available to help transport pupils to St. Francis’ and St. Bede’s. The trustees meet regularly to consider any applications.

Your parish contact is Paul Stathers who can be reached either telephone on 07929 479265 or email