Parent Voice

Published 12 May 2022

We’d like to hear why you would recommend St Bart’s

Our website and promotional material, such as our prospectuses, are an opportunity to display our school to the wider community. We have so much to be proud of at St Bart’s and enjoy promoting the fantastic work of the students and teachers.

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House Championship Update

Published 12 May 2022

The House Championship is, as usual, very close.  All four Houses have tasted success in events and competitions this year.  The overall House Championship is composed of 5 elements; the Academic Shield, Citizenship Shield, Arts and Enrichment Shield, Sports Shield and the Sixth Form Cup.

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Football Association Leadership Award

Published 10 May 2022

Two Year 10 Girls, Abi and Poppy, took part in a Barclays Game on Lead Activators course last year and have put their course into practice by supporting and helping to lead girls football clubs both at activity time and after school. Both girls have demonstrated excellent commitment to girls’ football in school which is why they were nominated for the nominated for the FA Let Girls Play Awards.

Before Easter we heard that they are amongst the winners!

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Para Swimmer Visit

Published 5 May 2022

Last Thursday, British Para-Swimmer, Graham Edmunds, visited St Bart’s Sixth Form to speak to our Year 12 students about his journey, which includes competing in three Paralympic Games and winning two gold medals in World Record times. Graham, who was told he might never walk again following a motorcycle accident in 2000, began swimming as part of his physiotherapy routine. His story is one of success in the face of adversity and he spoke with students about the power of self-belief, hard work and being open to all opportunities.

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Kew Gardens Visit

Published  28 April 2022

During the last week of term, our Year 9 Geographers visited Kew Gardens in London, exploring the Palm House, Temperate House and Princess of Wales House as part of their new topic ‘Fragile Ecosystems’. Throughout the day, students discovered the life-saving capabilities of plants, got a birds-eye view of the plant acrobatics of the rainforest and gained a better understanding of the threats humans are posing to our ecosystems.

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Old Newburians’ Association Sports Matches 2022

Published 28 April 2022

We are pleased to report that after a few years of missing these matches due to the pandemic, we played some of our traditional ONA sports fixtures on Friday 1 April against the ONA (find out more about the ONA here). These matches are always a lovely occasion and it is always a pleasure to see ex-students come into school to see us and take part.

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CCF Navy

Published 28 April 2022

The CCF Navy section had a busy few months last term. The Year 11 cadets and Sixth Form NCOs took part in a Royal Navy Field Gun time trial, a tradition that dates back to 1907 and has now been extended to school CCF sections. The cadets set a very respectable time of 3 minutes and 14 seconds for the course, which schools around the country will now compete against.

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European Youth Parliament

Published 28 April 2022

On the 16 March, I took part, along with 7 other students, in the European Youth Parliament where we debated numerous pressing issues. Our team consisted of Abbie Holland, Charlie Swanson, Tom Rawlins, Quin Humphrey, Michael Dann, Edward Morris, Colum Bailey and me, Emilia Thatcher. We were assigned to oppose the debate on whether European countries and bodies should work together to support millions of gig economy workers in gaining social protections.

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