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.
Friday 24 May saw the final day of school for our Year 13 cohort. The students continued the St Bart’s tradition of donning interesting, fun and creative costumes. They initially gathered in the Sixth Form area to take photos with friends and to say goodbye to their teachers.
The girls competed at the annual Area Athletics competition on Friday 10 May travelling to Palmer Park for a day of competition. We had girls competing in the U15 age group Years 8 and 9 and also in the U17 age group Years 10 and 11, however due to the Year 11s graduating on that day the U17 team was made up solely of Year 10s.
Recently four students in Year 12 and 5 students in Year 11 somewhat rashly volunteered to sit the Physics Olympiad papers. On the front of the question paper is the following advice, “This paper is about problem solving. It is designed for the top AS/GCSE physicists in the country. If you find the questions hard, they are. Do not be put off. The only way to overcome them is to struggle through and learn from them.”
A huge well done to the 13 boys involved in the U15 County Cup football final at Thatcham Town on Wednesday 1 May. The boys battled, as they have all season, unfortunately their unbeaten run came to an end. They lost out to a strong, well organised St Crispin’s team who won, 3-1, on the night. Finishing second in the county was a great achievement and the boys should all be really proud of what has been an excellent season.
On Tuesday May 7 our two Young Enterprise companies took part in the West Berkshire Area Final. Students were required to set up their trade stand and then were interviewed by the judges about their company performance. They also gave a presentation outlining their activities since September. At the end of the evening awards were presented in a variety of categories.