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.
A group of Year 7 students from Patterson House decided that they wanted to do their bit to support the Patterson House charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind. They decided to give up their Sunday morning on 24 March to take part in their own ‘Trio Triathlon’. This included a 5km (200 lengths) swim in 1 hour 27 minutes, a 10km bike challenge in 57 minutes and a 5km run in 30 minutes. The trio have raised in excess of £350 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
St Bart’s has become one of the first schools to take advantage of a new campaign in West Berkshire, giving girls easier access to sanitary protection and attempting to break the stigma surrounding menstruation. We now have a Red Box in School with sanitary products and other useful items available to girls when they need them.
At the start of February, Miss Elliott and I went with a group of 15 students to our partner school in Salou, Spain. We spent a week enjoying the warmth of the Spanish sun as well as of our hosts’ hospitality.
All students were accommodated in families, allowing them to immerse themselves fully in Spanish culture.
Well done everyone. You raised over £1350 on Red Nose Day! Half of this will go to Comic Relief and the other half will be split between the 4 House charities: Newbury and District Cancer Care, Bloodwise, Mencap and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
£156.10 was collected by the staff taking part in the House Dodgeball match and cake sale! Congratulations to Curnock who won the match.
24 Year 9 students celebrated their academic success at Southampton University on 12 February. They took part in a 6 week workshop and wrote an extended essay, gaining either First Class or Second Class honours. Here’s what one Year 9 had to say: