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House System

Bartholomew School is divided vertically across the Year Groups into Houses, named after the local figures Churchill, Harcourt, Mason and Morris, for a variety of purposes from sporting to academic competitions.  This system helps encourage cooperation between students of different ages and a sense of tradition, particularly in families. 

When students join Bartholomew they are put into the same House as any parent or sibling who has previously attended Bartholomew, or otherwise are allocated randomly to a House.  Staff and governors also belong to a House.

Each House is led by a staff House Coordinator, Sixth Form House Captains and House Representatives in Years 7-11.

The aim at the end of each academic year is to win the House cup by being the House with most House points.  House points are awarded in a number of ways, including:

  • attendance: percentage attendance is calculate for each student at the end of each half term and House points awarded to those with attendance of 96% or above
  • inter-House competitions: these happen regularly across all areas of school life.  As well as significant numbers of House points for the winning House(s), everybody who participates earns a point for their House

The key is that EVERY member of the school community can contribute to the success of their House.


A Level Examination Results Summer 2022 Press Release
Posted on: 18/08/2022

A Level Examination Results Summer 2022 Press Release

Students produce excellent A Level and Level 3 BTEC results

This year’s cohort of students have successfully overcome the disruption and resulting challenges of the pandemic years to achieve unprecedented results in their exams.

Headteacher, Craig Thomas said:

“We are delighted with the excellent A Level and BTEC examination results that Bartholomew students have achieved. These are a reflection of their fantastic commitment and the high-quality teaching they have received.  All our students should be justifiably proud of their efforts through the most challenging of times. I am extremely proud of the staff and students at Bartholomew School. It is wonderful that their hard work and commitment has been rewarded in this way.”

119 students made a total of 348 A Level entries, with the following headline figures:

  • 42.2% of grades at A*- A
  • 72.4% of grades at A*- B
  • 92.8% of grades at A*- C
  • 100%  of grades at A*- E  

8 students made a total of 12 Level 3 BTEC entries, with the following headline figures:

  • 66.6% of grades at Distinction*
  • 75.0% of grades at Distinction* - Distinction
  • 100%  of grades at Distinction* - Merit

The success at Bartholomew School includes many exceptional individual performances with 26 students achieving three or more grade A*/A results at A Level and D* at BTEC.

We are delighted that our students will now be able to move on to their next stage, whether at university, apprenticeships or other pathways.

These excellent results reflect our dedication to nurture students at all levels of ability and reward them for their positive attitudes, hard work and resilience.

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