We are aware this may be a difficult time for many of those within our school community. To help, we have compiled a list of some useful services. These are not exhaustive but may be a useful starting place for those in need of support at this time. 

We have conscious too that a great deal of information has been sent out to parents and students since mid-March. To help everyone to keep track, we are maintaining an archive of communications.  Please refer to these documents and to back issues of Bartholonews.

Berkshire West Safeguarding Partnership Guidance

Berkshire West Safeguarding Partnership have published the first in a series of information guides, this one offers a range of suggestions to support family life during the lock down.

It can be found at the attached link

They also have further information on their website below, including guidance about what to do if you have a concern about the welfare of a young person within the community during this time.



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.  2020 Admissions

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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 2019.


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  • This week in Curnock we launched our ‘Curnock Community Awards’ and asked students to let us know about the wonderful things they are doing in their local community and we had several responses. A huge well done to Jenny (10C1) who has been involved with creating facemasks using a 3D printer. Great effort Jenny. Also Meg Archibald (7C1) has been posting leaflets to members of her street offering support and giving away old books and toys to other children in her community, again a great effort from Meg. 

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  • Patterson House are proud to share some amazing news of a charity event undertaken by a number of our Sixth Form students that took place on 14 May. Taking the idea of “Dressing as a Rainbow” to the next level, five of St Bart’s Sixth Form students dressed up to walk in support of the NHS. Not those to shy away from a challenge, all 5 students donned their outrageous outfits and pounded the streets of Newbury. read more

  • When he heard that Newbury Christian Aid Committee wasn’t going to be able raise money with the usual Christian Aid Week (10-16 May) house to house collection this year, one of our Year 11 students, Matthew, decided that he’d like to support them in another way. read more

  • On 21 April many Patterson students and staff got involved in a world record attempt; a virtual tea party to raise funds for Guide Dogs, the Patterson House Charity. Students had to post a picture of themselves drinking tea on the Guide Dog Facebook page between 3 and 4pm.Guide Dogs announced yesterday that they had achieved the World Record for the Biggest Virtual Tea Party. read more

  • Mrs Bell has also created a great video based on photographs St Bart’s students have been emailing to us…

    Posted by St Bartholomew's School on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    Food teacher Mrs Bell has also created a great video based on photographs St Bart’s students have been emailing to us. read more



BartholoNews 20 May 2020

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