St Bartholomew's School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1911
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(19/10/21)
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NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Andover Road
Newbury
RG14 6JP
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School Description

Pupils recognise the very high expectations for their achievement. They strive to meet these, knowing that the school staff want the very best for them. Pupils welcome the thoughtful support and guidance that they receive. This includes help with their learning as well as care when they have any concerns or worries. Pupils show kindness and respect to one another in lessons and around the school site. They feel safe, recognising that the majority of incidents of bullying are from some time ago. Leaders are resolute in ensuring that pupils and parents know how seriously they take the well-being and safety of the school community. The school’s Personal Development Programme (PDP) reinforces this by giving pupils valuable time to debate issues around diversity and equality. There are a wide range of opportunities for pupils to develop their interests and talents. As one pupil said, ‘there is no wasted time at St Barts’. Pupils compete in many different sports. They can show their creativity through drama productions and exhibitions. The ‘Changemakers’ group meets regularly to discuss issues relevant to pupils and the community. Sixth-form students take on the leadership of many of these clubs, providing younger pupils with supportive role models.

St Bartholomew's School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Avoid at all costs. There are far better student-focused schools”

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"> St Bart's prides itself on being a business school and one of the best school in West Berkshire. A reputation it neither deserves nor attempts to maintain in my opinion. An ageing workforce, not able to adapt to the changing climate and left wanting in its ability to impart knowledge across the syllabus. True colours were truly shown during the Covid crisis where it fell far behind all the other schools in the locality in its lack of ability to adapt to the digital era. Students truly fell victim to the unorganised school and the lack of communication or lessons being organised. One word to describe the school AVOID.
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Strongly Agree 53% Agree 38% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021
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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 43 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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Figures based on 316 responses up to 29-11-2021

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