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.

We have Open Mornings on 1 and 2 October. Click here to find out more.

SIXTH FORM - We are still accepting late applications for 2018 Entry. Find out more details about our many courses and make contact with us via sixthform@stbarts.co.uk or 01635 576368 to arrange a meeting. For 2019 applicants we have an Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 1 November 2018 from 5.30-8.00pm.

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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.


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  • At the end of the summer term, Year 12 Art and Graphics students ventured to Kew Gardens for a full day of recording from observation. The morning was filled with pacey workshops in The Tropical House, The Hive and at the newly renovated Temperate House. They also squeezed in a visit to see the Botanical Illustrations on display at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery.

    Students built on the skills from the workshops and spent the afternoon developing an individual sustained piece at a location of their choice.  All students were fantastic and fully engaged in every opportunity that was thrown at them.

  • The Christmas Gift and Craft Fair takes place at St Bart’s on Sunday 18 November 2018 from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

    There will a wide range of stalls which will include a selection of home made crafts and gifts from stocking fillers to that special present.

    Refreshments, lunches, teas and mince pies will also be available. Admission on the door £2.00, concessions £1.00, under 16 free.

    Tables for the Christmas Craft Fair can be booked at www.stbartspa.co.uk

  • Students were excited to learn that the House Championship Cup 2017/18 was won by Curnock. The announcement was made in the first assembly of the year in which we also learned just how close this year’s competition was. Two Houses were tied for first place, Evers and Curnock, which meant a tie break was required, adding up the number of first places gained across all the competitions throughout the year.

    The results of the Academic Championship were also given. Patterson and Evers were in third and fourth place. Curnock took first place, just 8 points ahead of Davis.

    Congratulations also to Patterson House who won the Sports Shield and to and to Evers who won the Citizenship Shield.


  • Open Days 2018


    All are welcome at our Rising Year 7 Open Evening  

    Tuesday 18 September 2018 


    There will be presentations by the Headteacher  at 5.45pm, 6.30pm and 7.15pm

    New Entrants Open Mornings

    Monday 1 October & Tuesday 2 October 2018

    9am-10.45am each morning

    Sixth Form Open Evening 

    Thursday 1 November 2018


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  •  With nearly all GCSEs now being graded on the 9-1 scale, there was always uncertainty as to how the results would pan out, but on comparable measures from previous years, new records have been set.

    40% of all grades achieved were at the equivalent of the old A grade or better and an amazing 216 grade 9s were awarded, with all subjects across the curriculum reaching this new gold standard mark. 84% of students gained at least a grade 4 in both English and Maths, ensuring that they can smoothly progress to further study, with all doors open to them.

    Of the 240 students in the cohort, 30% gained at least eight grades at 9-7, the new A* & A grade range. Phoebe Cowhig achieved nine grade 9s, with Ellen Grace just one behind her. A further seven students gained six grade 9s: Lois Ryan, Lorien Carter, Alex Morrison, Joe McLaughlin, Josh Prout, Sophie Williams and Emma James.

    Most importantly, initial analysis suggests that the progress made by all students from when they started with us in Year 7 is the highest we have achieved and this cohort deserve to be immensely proud of their achievements. Once again, the hard work and dedication of the students, supported by their parents and their teachers, has paid dividends and a record number of Year 11s from St Bart’s, to be joined by many students from other schools, will be starting their sixth form studies here in two weeks’ time.



BartholoNews 19 September 2018

Posted on September 19, 2018 READ