Virtual Induction Day

On Friday 26th June, we were unable to host our normal Induction Day for new Sixth Form students. Not to be defeated, we hosted two live sessions with students and developed a dedicated site to provide students with a real glimpse into Sixth Form life. Click on the image below to enter the site.

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Thomas’ EDM Music Tipped to go Far

The recent release of Year 12 student, Thomas', electronic dance music (EDM) album has been applauded by the Newbury Weekly News. The article in last week’s edition reflects on how music has helped Thomas cope through lockdown, his performances at St Bart’s, plans to take his Grade 7 drumming exam and a desire to teach in the future.

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KS3 Where Have You Been?

Whilst being unable to leave home, many students have been travelling to exciting and interesting places through the pages of books.  Recently students were asked to enter a ‘Where have you been?!’ competition with a postcard, travel brochure or similar from a place they have ‘been’ while reading. 

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Walk this May

As May was national walking month the Houses challenged students and staff to walk as far as they could throughout the month. Staff and students were invited to share their walks with their House Office. We would like to thank all those who took part in this initiative. We are proud to announce that collectively we walked 9,199km.

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Year 10 Students’ Lockdown Collaboration

Lockdown is a hard time for everyone. We are all missing people, friends, family and loved ones. Our new song, “One Thing” expresses these feelings of missing someone, as we wrote, recorded and produced the song over the last few weeks.

We received so much great feedback that we have decided to release the song. We have been writing together for just less than a year now and both really enjoy it.

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Black Lives Matter: Resources

Like us, many of you will have been following the recent events surrounding the death of George Floyd in the United States and the resulting anger and frustration, with great concern and sadness.

It is important as a school community that we take time to reflect and continue to educate ourselves on historical and contemporary issues of race, and the injustice and inequality that far too many Black, Asian and ethnic minority people experience in our society and beyond. It feels like a moment to pause and take stock and most importantly listen to the experience of others.

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Well Done Fleur!

Year 7 student, Fleur’s family decided they would go on a daily run during lockdown. Taking to it “like a duck to water” she asked if she could join her parents when they decided to sign up to a virtual half marathon with a sports event company. On Saturday 9 May, she completed the race in 3 parts, even though the organisers gave four days to complete the challenge. Upon receipt of Fleur’s mileage they posted her a medal and a t-shirt.

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