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.
24 Year 9 students celebrated their academic success at Southampton University on 12 February. They took part in a 6 week workshop and wrote an extended essay, gaining either First Class or Second Class honours. Here’s what one Year 9 had to say:
On 15 February 32 St Bart’s students embarked on their 26 hour coach journey to Austria. We drove through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and then finally arrived in Alpendorf, Austria, on the 16 February. That day we explored the town we were staying in, and found our hotel which was ski-in ski-out, near the slopes and gondola.
As part of E011 was turned into a giant ‘pinhole camera’. Firstly the room had all of the blinds pulled down and the central window was covered with black paper. The paper had a small hole cut in it and then the students had to wait a short while, until their eyes adjusted to the limited light, and then they saw the ‘camera’ at work! The picture (taken with a digital camera) shows the viewing screen hanging in the middle of the lab and you can see that the image on it is upside down, clearly shows the sky and trees and is in full colour!
A sustained increase in students taking up their A Level and other Key Stage 5 studies has necessitated recent remodelling and building work at St Bart’s
The existing Robinson Rooms within the school have been adapted as quiet study rooms for Sixth Form students and consequently new conference rooms for school and community use have been built, boasting enhanced facilities for hirers. The work completes a project begun in 2017 to modernise key Sixth Form areas.