SNOW UPDATE - 18/03/18: Having reflected on the forecast and the current state of the roads, it has been decided that the school will be open as normal tomorrow.
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 2017.
The evening kicked off with an impromptu variation on a theme of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, duetted by Marc Jenner and Michael Seath. Isaac also treated us to a splendid rendition of the Theme from Game of Thrones, the grand piano sounding particularly resonant in the foyer. Maggie Leung’s rendition of Beethoven’s Pathetique was very moving, as was Isabelle Lloyd’s playing of Bouree 1 and Apres un rêve by Fauré.
Throughout the day our Sports Leaders (Y10 in the morning and Y11 in the afternoon) worked alongside key members of the Berkshire School Games team to help organise and deliver the competition. One of the event organisers said, “it was a pleasure to work with both groups of Sports Leaders. Their commitment, enthusiasm and maturity was a credit to all concerned.”
A new project to boost Eton Fives participation, The FiveStar project, is underway, kick started by an anonymous donation of £100,000 that has funded two new part-time development officers. Focusing on five main areas, schools, universities, community clubs, coaches and organisers, they have already made significant progress.