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.
There were 50 entries from across the year groups to the whole-school poetry competition. It was fantastic to read every one, and to appreciate the emotion, imagination and craft that students put into their work. Judging was tricky but no punches were thrown, and ultimately Mr Robbins, Miss Devitt and Mr Clayton were unanimous in their choices.
They were competing against students from across the whole nation for the chance to create a piece for this renowned professional choir. For the Youth Competition, they were seeking young musicians with the potential to write a piece of new music.
Two home LFT testing kits were sent home with students last week. This will be enough for them to test at home until the end of term. Further kits will be sent home next week to cover the Easter holidays.
Results of all tests should be reported:
During lockdown, Year 7 learnt about the life and legacy of Corrie Ten Boom as part of the Religious Studies topic The Kingdom of God. Corrie lived during WWII and put her Christian faith into action by helping countless numbers of Jews. Corrie and her family paid the price for such a risk and were arrested.
Corrie and her sister, Betsie, continued to live out their faith in Ravensbruck concentration camp but amazingly, through a clerical error, Corrie was released from the camp and continued to tell her story until her death.