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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
  • Sixth form
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 27 February 2024

    Before half term, the music department welcomed guest speaker, Alex Aitken. Alex most recently spent three years as Children’s Musical Director and Cover Conductor on the London Production of Mary Poppins. In addition to his work with schools, Alex is also a Music Director with the National Youth Music Theatre, the Assistant Musical Director at MK Chorale, a coach with The Oxford and Cambridge Singing School and accompanist to The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain, Oxford Pro Musica, and The Military Wives Choir. St Bart’s were therefore delighted that Alex was able to give our students a whole day of his busy schedule. read more

  • Published 27 February 2024

    St Bart’s students are once again featured in an online exhibition of their work on the Open Studios website. Open Studios West Berkshire and North Hampshire runs in association with the Newbury Spring Festival, encouraging and promoting accessibility to art and artists.

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  •  Published 27 February 2024

    The English Faculty are incredibly proud of the range of opportunities we are able to provide for students, both in lessons and beyond the classroom. So far this year, we have particularly focused on integrating technology into lessons – Chromebooks in Years 7-9 and students’ own devices in Year 12.  We have been impressed by students’ enthusiasm for these and their determination to ensure they are being used to enhance their learning. read more

  • 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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BartholoNews 28 February 2024

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