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.
St Bart’s is delighted to report yet another year of excellent results at A level. With 231 students and nearly 700 entries from our open access sixth form, this cohort achieved some remarkable results. Well over a quarter of all grades were at A* or A, and nearly three-quarters were at C grade or better.
Even more impressive, given the size of the cohort and the challenge of the new qualifications which are only assessed through terminal exams, is the pass rate of 99.3%.A total of 31 students achieved at least 3 A* and A grades, including Isaac Fernandes (4 A*s and 1 A), Sofia Pivaral-Booth (4 A*s), Harriet Atherton and Elsa Oakes (both 3A*s and 1 A) and Matthew Forsyth (3 A*s).
A record figure of over 85% of all GCSE grades were at grade 4 or higher and nearly a third of all grades were at 7 or higher. Over half of all students in the cohort achieved the EBacc standard and 83% 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.
A total of 42 students achieved at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or higher, with twins Harry and Jack Clarkson, Sanskriti Sahoo, Alex Jordan and Will Freer achieving an extraordinary total of 38 grade 9s between them.
On Friday 5 July the Business and Economics department held a conference for Year 12 Business and Economics students with the aim of giving students the opportunity to hear about different careers in Business and Economics.
Students had the opportunity to listen to advice about how to pursue careers in different ways and were able to ask questions and discuss their individual plans with the visitors.