Excellent National League Table Results Again!

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. 

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St Bart’s Students Learn from Double Gold Medallist

On Thursday 25 January, a group of St Bart’s Sports Leaders, who show particular promise or achievement in sport, were selected by their teachers to attend a Berkshire Young Activators Training Day. 

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.

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St Bart’s v ONA 2018

St Bart's 12 - ONA 5

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.

The physical nature of the game saw a number of key ONA players having to leave the field.

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KS5 Awards Evening Celebrates Successes

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.

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St Bart’s Wins Engineering Challenge

The AWE Schools Engineering Challenge has been won by a Year 9 team from St Bart's. This year's task was to build a boat from a range of everyday objects.  The boat was then tested for its speed, stability and ability to carry cargo.  The students showed inventiveness and technical skill producing a streamlined designed that proved faster than all t heir competitors.  Well done to the winners.

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Clubs & Societies Fair

The Clubs & Societies Fair this week showcased the wide range of activities on offer at St Bart's.  Students were finding out about the opportunities and signing up to the different clubs.  Among the many to choose from were chess, sports, music, science, art, drama, knit'n'natter, speed cubing and Chinese.  Older students looking ahead to future careers were also interested in MedSoc and LawSoc.

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2017 Exam Results

The school is celebrating excellent A Level and GCSE results. At A Level well over a quarter of all grades achieved were at A or A* and over 80% were at C grade or higher. Twenty three students gained at least three A grades or better with nine achieving this mark across four subjects. All students who held offers from Oxford or Cambridge have achieved the grades required to continue their academic studies at these universities.

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A Flying Start

The school year has got off to a flying start with Year 7 students quickly settling in and finding their way round and a record number of new Year 12 students starting A Level courses.  There's a busy term ahead and Year 7 students will be finding out about the huge range of clubs and activities at the Clubs and Societies Fair during the school day on 20 September.

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