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 2018.
On Friday 5 July the Business and Economics department held a conference for Year 12 Business and Economics students with the aim of giving students the opportunity to hear about different careers in Business and Economics.
Students had the opportunity to listen to advice about how to pursue careers in different ways and were able to ask questions and discuss their individual plans with the visitors.
On Monday 24 June A Level and BTEC Business students visited Cotswold Wildlife Park. The day begins with a marketing lecture. Students get an insight into the various research methods the park use, the way in which they identify a variety of target market segments and how they promote and advertise the park to each of these different groups. The talk also covers the way in which marketing has changed over the years and the growing importance of sites such as Trip Advisor and social media.
Students then get the opportunity to spend some time in the park which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
On Wednesday 26 June Sixth Form musicians put on a summer concert in St George’s Church to raise money for the charity Send A Cow, which helps families in poverty to start sustainable businesses and small-holdings. Ranging from ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’ sung by the Senior Choir to the Trumpet Trio’s arrangement of ‘Hallelujah’ by Cohen, the concert spanned a wide range of styles and showcased the skill and versatility of the singers and instrumentalists.
The first St Bart’s Community Awards evening gave us the opportunity to celebrate the huge contribution so many of our school community make to good causes. It was a fantastic evening, full of laughter, some tears and lots of admiration for students across all year groups, staff and parents who were recognised for their involvement, support and work in the community through a wide range of activities, from fundraising to volunteering.