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St Bart’s was judged to be outstanding in every category:
  • Quality of education
  • Behaviour and attitudes
  • Personal development
  • Leadership and management
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Ofsted particularly praised St Bart’s for 'the ambitious and carefully planned curriculum embedded across the school'. Inspectors also highlighted the ‘kindness and respect’ shown by St Bart’s students, as well as their ‘determination to help everyone achieve their best’. Read the Ofsted Report 2021
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.  See More
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. See less


  • Published 26 February 2024

    In recent issues of BartholoNews we have spoken of our partnership with the Centre of Holocaust Education at UCL as a Beacon School and about how the school marked Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) with a series of assemblies designed to enhance teaching and learning about the Holocaust. read more

  • Published 26 February 2024

    Thrishathi (10D1) has been awarded Junior Citizen of the Year by West Berkshire Council in a ceremony earlier this month at Shaw House.

    Thrishathi starting teaching children during the pandemic. She began by helping family friends but this quickly widened to include more children.

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  • Published 22 February 2024

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John King, a long serving teacher at St Bart’s who gave 48 years of devoted service to the school without a single day of absence.

    He had been in Newbury as a small boy, since his father had been a curate of St John’s during World War II. After completing his degree at Manchester, in a sense, he ‘came home’. read more

  •  Published 22 February 2024

    St Bart’s students from Years 9, 10 and 12 took part in the German Exchange to our long-standing partner school, the Otto-Hahn Gymnasium in Monheim, between Monday 29 January and Monday 5 February 2024. read more

  • Published 22 February 2024

    Congratulations to Hanika Prashanth Kundar, Talha Irfan and Elsie Smith (Year 8) and Sophie Thomas (Year 10) for completing the Rhodium Reading Challenge, meaning these students have read at least 57 books across the five Reading Challenge levels! In recognition of this fantastic achievement, Hanika, Talha, Elsie and Sophie each recently received a hamper of book goodies from our librarian, Mrs Hewetson. If any student would like to discuss or learn more about the Reading Challenges, please do ask at the Library. Happy reading!



BartholoNews 21 February 2024

Posted on February 21, 2024 READ