St Bart’s teaches the National Curriculum, but staff and governors have aspirations and expectations about students’ education that far exceed the specifications of the National Curriculum. We seek to offer diversity and choice at appropriate stages, but throughout a student’s career here we expect courses to be interesting, stimulating and intellectually challenging and to lead to appropriate qualifications at the highest level the individual can achieve.
In order to manage curriculum development and training and to achieve the best possible results, we organise our teaching staff into faculties and teachers deliver their specialist subject. The Head of Faculty is the leading professional in that team of teachers.
Beyond the National Curriculum
Staff at St Bart’s make an exceptional commitment to enriching the curriculum, both within and beyond the classroom. Out-of-classroom activities, visits and exchanges all contribute to the fully rounded education parents want for their children.
This is reflected in consistently high achievements in the Key Stage 3 assessments, GCSE, A Level and other qualifications. Every year a high proportion of Sixth Formers progress to university, including Oxford and Cambridge. Our staff are immensely experienced and can offer professional guidance to students and their families.
To help them develop a positive attitude to life-long learning, students need to acquire independent study skills. The school has an excellent Library managed by qualified staff which is accessible to students at breaks, lunch-times and after school.
The Library is one of the many points of access to the school’s large and sophisticated computer network. All students and staff have e-mail addresses.