In our recent inspection, 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

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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. 

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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.

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  • The Year 10 girls took part in the area badminton tournament hosted by Kennet.

    The A Team won both of their group matches to progress through to the semi-finals where they narrowly lost 3-2 to Park House.

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  • On Thursday 11 November, the whole school gathered in the hub for the annual St Bart’s Remembrance Service which this year was led by Co-Head Teacher, Dr. Fitter. In addition to all students and staff, the service was attended by governors and members of the Parents’ Association.

    The School Officers laid wreaths in the Memorial Garden and were joined by members of the CCF by the flagpole to lower the flag to half-mast. read more

  • On Monday 11 October, the Year 10 lacrosse squad travelled to Marlborough on a bright sunny afternoon and were eager to take to the pitch. In a game of four quarters the squad worked hard to contain their opponents and played some impressive lacrosse. The final score was a draw, 8-8. Well done to all players.

    Congratulations to India and Pippa who were awarded players of the match.

  • Junior (Y7/8) and Intermediate (Y9/10) girls’ teams competed in the freestyle and medley relays at this prestigious event. As a result of fantastic swimming by all the girls are reserves for the finals at the London Aquatic Centre in November. This event has been streamlined to the top 20 English schools and it has become harder to qualify due to Covid restrictions. But we are hopeful the Intermediate girls will be selected, watch this space! The girls said;

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  • For the first time in two years, St Bart’s CCF was able to fulfil all its planned activities in the first half of this term.

    On the last weekend in September, 23 cadets from Years 10 and 11 with supporting staff experienced the delights of Dartmoor. Camping at Runnage Farm near Postbridge, read more



BartholoNews 1 December 2021

Posted on December 1, 2021 READ