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Young carers national gold logoAt Bartholomew, we are aware that some of our students have caring roles at home and that being a Young Carer can have a significant impact on their lives academically, socially and emotionally. 

We believe that all young people should have equal access to education, regardless of what is happening at home.  When a young person looks after somebody in their family who has a disability, mental or physical ill-health or substance misuse problem, they may need a little extra support to help them get the most out of school.  At Bartholomew we work hard to: identify Young Carers; ensure they feel valued and supported; and improve the support they receive, both in school and in the community, to enable them to be safe, secure and successful.

In 2015 we became the first school in Oxfordshire to be recognised nationally for our work with Young Carers when we received the Young Carers in Schools Gold Standard award.

Specific support we can provide includes:

  • we have a member of staff (Miss Howells in The ALPS Centre) who has special responsibility for Young Carers.  She introduces herself to all new students and explains what she can do to help
  • we can provide students with confidential support and advice in school
  • we will flag up to staff which students have caring responsibilities so that students do not have to keep explaining their situation at home
  • we work closely with the Young Carers service and can put students and their families in touch with them or other support services
  • if Young Carers are unable to attend out-of-school activities due to their caring role, we will consider alternatives
  • we allow Young Carers to telephone home during breaks and luncthimes
  • we include lessons on the challenges faced by Young Carers in Learning for Life in Year 7

Please contact us on: youngcarers@bartholomew.oxon.sch.uk

 

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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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