Year 12 Art and Graphics Trip to Kew Gardens

At the end of the summer term, Year 12 Art and Graphics students ventured to Kew Gardens for a full day of recording from observation. The morning was filled with pacey workshops in The Tropical House, The Hive and at the newly renovated Temperate House. They also squeezed in a visit to see the Botanical Illustrations on display at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery.

Students built on the skills from the workshops and spent the afternoon developing an individual sustained piece at a location of their choice.  All students were fantastic and fully engaged in every opportunity that was thrown at them.


Christmas Gift and Craft Fair

The Christmas Gift and Craft Fair takes place at St Bart’s on Sunday 18 November 2018 from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

There will a wide range of stalls which will include a selection of home made crafts and gifts from stocking fillers to that special present.

Refreshments, lunches, teas and mince pies will also be available. Admission on the door £2.00, concessions £1.00, under 16 free.

Tables for the Christmas Craft Fair can be booked at


House Cup Awarded to Curnock

Students were excited to learn that the House Championship Cup 2017/18 was won by Curnock. The announcement was made in the first assembly of the year in which we also learned just how close this year’s competition was. Two Houses were tied for first place, Evers and Curnock, which meant a tie break was required, adding up the number of first places gained across all the competitions throughout the year.

The results of the Academic Championship were also given. Patterson and Evers were in third and fourth place. Curnock took first place, just 8 points ahead of Davis.

Congratulations also to Patterson House who won the Sports Shield and to and to Evers who won the Citizenship Shield.



2018 Open Evening/Mornings

Open Days 2018


All are welcome at our Rising Year 7 Open Evening  

Tuesday 18 September 2018 


There will be presentations by the Headteacher  at 5.45pm, 6.30pm and 7.15pm

New Entrants Open Mornings

Monday 1 October & Tuesday 2 October 2018

9am-10.45am each morning

Sixth Form Open Evening 

Thursday 1 November 2018



Excellent GCSE Results – 2018

 With nearly all GCSEs now being graded on the 9-1 scale, there was always uncertainty as to how the results would pan out, but on comparable measures from previous years, new records have been set.

40% of all grades achieved were at the equivalent of the old A grade or better and an amazing 216 grade 9s were awarded, with all subjects across the curriculum reaching this new gold standard mark. 84% of students gained at least a grade 4 in both English and Maths, ensuring that they can smoothly progress to further study, with all doors open to them.

Of the 240 students in the cohort, 30% gained at least eight grades at 9-7, the new A* & A grade range. Phoebe Cowhig achieved nine grade 9s, with Ellen Grace just one behind her. A further seven students gained six grade 9s: Lois Ryan, Lorien Carter, Alex Morrison, Joe McLaughlin, Josh Prout, Sophie Williams and Emma James.

Most importantly, initial analysis suggests that the progress made by all students from when they started with us in Year 7 is the highest we have achieved and this cohort deserve to be immensely proud of their achievements. Once again, the hard work and dedication of the students, supported by their parents and their teachers, has paid dividends and a record number of Year 11s from St Bart’s, to be joined by many students from other schools, will be starting their sixth form studies here in two weeks’ time.


Excellent A Level Results – 2018

St Bartholomew’s School is absolutely delighted to be celebrating a record set of results for our Year 13 students this year. To achieve such amazing results at a time of massive change in qualifications is testament to the high quality of the teaching and preparation provided by the staff at the school and to the dedication, commitment and sheer hard work of the students.

A remarkable one-third of all grades achieved were at A* or A, nearly 60% were at B or better and the overall pass rate was 99.8% across 661 entries. All of these figures represent the best results ever achieved at St Bart’s, where we continue to be proud of our open access entry, providing opportunities for all students to achieve.

Twenty-seven students gained at least 3 A*/A grades or better, with 9 achieving this mark across four subjects. Special mention must be made of the truly remarkable achievement of Max Leftley in gaining 5 A* grades and of Christopher Long and Izzy Sanderson, who achieved 4 A* grades each. Five further students gained 3 A* grades: Tom Webster, Arun Bhandari, Susie Drake, Ben Loosen and also Chloe Leftley, meaning the twins gained 8 A* grades from their 8 A level entries! All ten students who held offers from Oxford or Cambridge or for prestigious medicine and veterinary science courses have achieved the grades required to begin these courses and over 150 St Bart’s students will be taking up places at universities across the country.

This is a cohort of students who also excelled at GCSE and they have been joined this morning in celebrating their great success by many additional students who joined our sixth form from other schools two years ago.


Centenary House Celebrations


On 18 July, to celebrate 100 years of our House system, we enjoyed a day of bespoke activities in school.  One of these activities was to create giant letters representing each House with students dressed in the House colours.  


Options After St Bart’s

As I come to the end of my first year in the Sixth Form at St Bart’s I’m starting to have to make some decisions about what I want to do in coming years. There are lots of options available such as attending university, securing an apprenticeship, joining the Air Force or just getting a job. Right now I have not come to any clear conclusion but I have started trying to find out more about the different opportunities that exist.

I’ve visited a couple of universities which certainly look interesting but I’m now turning my efforts to look at apprenticeship opportunities. One area I am interested in is giant infrastructure projects like the railways and telecommunications. Network Rail and BT both have some excellent apprenticeship opportunities. 


Shares4Schools Winners’ Day

On Thursday 28 June our Shares4Schools team attended the winner’s celebration in London. The team were winners of the South East region and 5th place nationally.

The event was held at the Mansion House, where students were seated at tables with investment fund managers responsible for funds worth billions of pounds. They were able to ask questions about the industry, entry routes, typical daily work and even how much salary can be earned. There was also a panel discussion when experts were asked about their concerns for the future in terms of risk to financial growth and their predictions for the future with regards to likely emerging economies. 


GCSE and A Level Results

GCE A Level Results: Thursday 16th August, 08.30 – 10.00

GCSE Results, Thursday 23rd August, 08.30 – 10.00

If you are unable to collect in person we require a letter/email giving written authority for a family member/friend to collect on your behalf. They will need to bring proof of identity.

An e-mail listing results will be sent to your school e-mail address and the first primary contact on the SIMS system by 2pm on the relevant result day if requested by Monday 6th July. 

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