St Bartholomew's School
West Berkshire, United Kingdom
About St Bartholomew's School
St. Bartholomew's School was founded in 1466 and is proud of its ancient tradition. It is now an 11-18 comprehensive school of over 1800 students with a Sixth Form of 500 serving Newbury, a wide area of West Berkshire and the Hampshire/Wiltshire borders.
The school again celebrated outstanding GCSE and A Level results for 2018 and prides itself on its academic success.
For the last 3 years St Bart’s has secured the best GCSE and A level results in West Berkshire state schools. This year 84% of students achieved the BASICS measure, a grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics and 40% of all grades were 9 – 7 (A*/A). A level results were strong with 82% of all grades A*- C, and 33% of all grades being A*/A grades. In 2018 our Progress 8 score is 0.66 putting the school in the top 8% of schools nationally, which we are very proud of.
Teaching at St Bartholomew’s School is a rewarding experience. Our students are eager to learn, well behaved and proud of their school, and this was reflected in our last Ofsted inspection which judged students’ behaviour and safety as outstanding. As a school we are committed to ensuring that all the students and staff realise their full potential. Students leave the school as good citizens and this is underpinned by an exceptional house system and a vast range of extra curricular activities.
The professional development of staff is a significant factor in ensuring that we achieve our aim of improving on our previous best and there are rich professional development opportunities at St Bartholomew’s (see CPD offer on our website under Job Opportunities) at all levels. Our induction and NQT programme for new staff is supportive and thorough and coaching is available for all staff across the school upon request.
In November 2010 the school moved into superb new accommodation. The multi-million pound project has greatly improved opportunities for teaching and learning and has lifted the school to new heights.
There's a special magic that you will come to recognise, be it a House evening, House competition or a sporting, cultural or social event.- Governor
Our children are benefiting from the passion, dedication and professionalism that is everywhere you look.- Parent
Lessons are well-planned. Teachers show good subject knowledge, have high expectations of their students and show enthusiasm.- Ofsted, 2015
The teachers at St Bart's are inspiring. They make the lessons fun and interesting so we learn a lot.- Rebecca, Year 7 Student