St Bart's is at the heart of the Newbury Community and has a long history, having preserved many of its traditions. The school has an established reputation for academic excellence and we are very proud of the results our students achieve year after year.
At St Bart’s we have high expectations of students, staff, parents and Governors alike and we promote individual excellence within a caring community. We pride ourselves on the fact that every child is individually cared for and recognised for their individual qualities and for the different contributions they make to our successful school.
The outstanding facilities across the curriculum and real attention to the needs of all students enable them to grow and flourish and reach their full potential to build for a promising future on solid educational foundations.
St Bart’s is a forward thinking comprehensive school. Time after time, our results and achievements place us as one of the top secondary schools in the country. A large vibrant Sixth Form offers a wide range of subjects and attracts students from around the area.
The school celebrated outstanding GCSE and A Level results for 2017.
We are really proud of the progress made by all our students that has led to St Bart’s coming top of West Berkshire secondary schools in this year’s Government league tables, significantly ahead of other schools in the district. For the second year running the tables are calculated using the new Progress 8 scheme which measures students’ performance from leaving primary school by 8 GCSEs.
It is a tremendous achievement to secure a Progress 8 score of 0.4 for two successive years at Key Stage 4. Comparing the performance of St Bart’s students to those in similar schools nationwide, there are no schools with better achievement within a 75-mile radius.
The students heard from Double Gold Medallist, Graham Edmunds, the Paralympic Swimmer. He inspired them with recollections of his recovery from a devastating motorcycle accident which almost led to the amputation of both his legs.
In recent years trading has proved difficult but this year’s team, some of whom are pictured above, are showing great promise. Last week they were in third place nationally from 37 schools and leading the regional competition.
St Bart’s rugby boys, current and past always look forward to this special annual rugby match.
The school combined defensive line speed and physicality to ensure the ONA team could not gain any momentum.
Over 250 former Sixth Form students and their parents/carers returned to St Bartholomew’s School last term for the annual Awards Evening.This year group gained exceptional results. 80% of all grades were a C Grade or better and well over 50% of all grades were A*, A or B. 25 students secured 3 Grades at A* or A, and the overall progress of students was rated as ‘Excellent’. So it’s no surprise that this was a particularly positive and well-attended evening.