Girls’ Area Athletics Results

Published 23 May 2024

Congratulations to both the Junior Girls, Years 8 & 9, and the Inter Girls, Year 10, who took part in the recent Area Athletics competition at Palmer Park. There were some outstanding performances which culminated in two excellent overall team positions. The Junior Girls were placed 2nd out of 12 schools, with Downe House School winning, and in the Inter Girls we were placed 1st out of 11 schools.
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Flame Fortune at Young Enterprise Final

Published 23 May 2024

On Thursday 16 June, our Young Enterprise company, Flame Fortune, were one of eight teams competing at the regional final in Buckinghamshire. They were one of two companies representing Berkshire, having won at the area final in April. The other teams came from Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
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Fast Finish for Ten Tors

Published 23 May 2024

Over the weekend of 11/12 May, St Bart's students took part in the 35 and 45 mile Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor. Having spent Thursday completing a kit check, to military standards, and route planning, the two teams travelled to Okehampton on Friday morning. The afternoon was spent preparing packed lunches, finalising routes on maps and checking route cards, before an early night ready for the start on Saturday morning.
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Curnock Reach 100K!

Published 20 May 2024

Curnock House celebrated a special milestone as, following a donation this month of £11,500 to Newbury Cancer Care, they announced that they have now raised over £100,000 for their nominated charity. Dr Fitter, Mrs Hamblin, Sixth Form House Captains and Curnock Year 7 students welcomed Paul Millard (Founder and President), Dave Ormrod (Chair of Trustees) and Helen Milroy (Director of Operations) from Newbury Cancer Care to present them with a cheque for this fantastic milestone figure.
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Alumni Talk: Careers in Technology

Published 21 May 2024

Our sincere thanks to Tom Moores (St Bart’s alumnus) who recently paid a visit to the school in order to meet with our Year 11 and Year 12 Computer Science students and advise them on careers in technology. Tom is in his third year of a BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Forensic Computing at the University of Portsmouth and is completing a work placement at Ntegra, a specialist technology practice.
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Goodbye Year 13!

Published 15 May 2024

Last week, students and staff came together to celebrate and say farewell to the exceptional Class of 2024. In a host of festivities, students belted out the anthems in a special leavers' Karaoke followed by a brilliant BBQ and games on Wormestall Field. On their final day, our leavers graced the school with their fantastic fancy dress and questionable dance moves for the traditional leavers' parade. We wish our Class of 2024 all the very best for exam season and beyond. We are with you all the way!
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Goodbye Year 11!

Published 8 May 2024

It’s that time of the year again! Year 11 Graduation took place on Friday 3 May and we were able to give our Year 11 students a moment of reflection and celebration before the start of their GCSE exams. After spending some time on the all-important shirt signing, students took their places in the school hall to listen to some final words from Headteacher, Dr Fitter. ‘Tutee of the Tutor Group’ Awards were then handed out by our Year 11 Tutors, who have been a part of our students’ journeys since they arrived at school as new Year 7s in 2019. There was much laughter and a chance to reminisce as the last five years where captured in a fantastic photo slideshow
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BartholoNews Banner Competion

Published 8 May 2024

BartholoNews, our school newsletter goes out weekly to staff, students and parents/carers, with a circulation of over 4800. We are looking for a BartholoNews title design for the school year 2024/2025. Last year the winning student design (below) was by Mavis in Year 13. The new winning design will head up our weekly newsletter throughout the new school year and will include a by-line for the student designer. You will also win a certificate to include in your portfolio of work and a £30 Amazon voucher.
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Alex’s Phenomenal Achievement

Published 2 May 2024

St Bart’s are exceptionally proud of Alex (13E3) who took part in the UK Chemistry Olympiad and achieved the highest score in the country for a non-grammar/non-private school student. He is also in the top 35 in the country! In all, there were 15 students who took part in the Round 1 competition with 10 achieving certificates: Gold – Alex Scourfield (Y13), Jonathan Kelly (Y13), William Bloodworth (Y13) Silver – Ed Hearn (Y13), Eli Green (Y13), Mohammad Jaffer Andagi (Y13), Oli Butler (Y13) Bronze – Sam Dennis (Y12), Samuel White (Y12), Vaibavi Lakshmi Narayanan (Y12)
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Curnock Wins House Drama!

Published 2 May 2024

The annual House Drama competition returned to our stage last week with the Houses battling it out to impress us with their productions! Each House performed a piece written and directed by Year 12 students and performed by Year 8 and Year 10 actors. Curnock were the winners, here’s what some of the winning team had to say…  "We found the experience of doing House Drama an incredibly fulfilling experience. Working with a talented cast of Year 10s (and Alfie, our only Year 8) we were able to create a winning piece which was funny, engaging and magical.
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