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.
On Saturday 5 June St Bart’s students took part in the Eton Fives Ladies Seniors National Championships held at Eton. With 5 pairs competing in total, 3 Year 11 girls took on some of the best Fives players in the country. The girls did themselves proud.
On Wednesday 26 May we were delighted to be able to run our interview skills day for Year 11. This event had been cancelled in November and again in February due to Covid restrictions. Prior to the day students spent time in their PDP sessions examining skills required for work, researching career choices, producing CV’s and letters of application. On the day students were given a mock interview and then had the opportunity to talk to their interviewers and receive feedback on their performance.
A huge thank you to all students that submitted entries to the Bart’s Against Bullying logo competition. We had a large number of entries and the standard was really high. The winning design was chosen by Ms Mortimore so congratulations to joint winners, Anna Kaesser (13E5) & Wiktoria Maj (13D6).
Friday 28 May saw the final day of school for our Year 13 cohort. In what has been a far from normal year the students still kept up the age old tradition of donning interesting, fun and creative costumes for a Covid safe parade. The students convened outside the foyer to take photos with friends and to say goodbye to their teachers.
Volunteering is a key part of the DofE programme. Despite the challenges of the pandemic young people have continued to give their time to help others. As part of Volunteers Week and in recognition of 611 hours (worth £2780.05) volunteering by St Bart’s students we have been sent this certificate. Congratulations to all involved!