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 1900 students with a Sixth Form of 570 serving Newbury and a wide area of West Berkshire and the Hampshire/Wiltshire borders, with outstanding facilities.
The school prides itself on its academic success and student progress is outstanding with the average progress score for the last 4 years being 0.63. This puts St Bartholomew’s in the top 8% of schools nationally which we are very proud of. A level results are in line with national averages.
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 (November 2021) in which the school was judged as Outstanding in all areas. 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 ECT programme for new staff is supportive and thorough and coaching is available for all staff across the school upon request.
The behaviour of pupils reflects a determination to help everyone achieve their best. Lessons are engaging and purposeful.- Ofsted 2021
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
Staff are very knowledgeable about the subjects they teach. Faculty teams work closely to refine and implement excellent learning in the clasroom.- Ofsted, 2021
The teachers at St Bart's are inspiring. They make the lessons fun and interesting so we learn a lot.- Rebecca, Year 7 Student