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Events and Achievements





Sky Blues in the Community (CCFC) - Premier League Primary Stars Summer 2017

An awesome day for the whole school as coaches from Sky Blues in the Community ran great activities for everyone to enjoy. The coaches were very impressed with our children's work ethics and '/great attitudes'. What a brilliant day!

Silver Success -  Eco Award achieved!

The Eco Team have been working really hard, supported by Mrs Lewis, to achieve their Silver Eco Award. They achieved the Bronze Award last year,and have kept going with their 'green' efforts to successfully gain the Silver Eco Award recently. We are very proud of their achievements, working tigether to make our school a more sustainable and eco-friendly environment. The article below appeared in the Coventry Evening Telegraph last week:

Email received from colleagues at Tesco following classes visiting stores as part of the Farm to Fork programme (13th June 2017)

"I feel I need to send this email to you and your staff, my colleague and I would like to say that every year group we have had visit us here at Tesco from St Bartholomew's have been wonderful. We have a lot of schools visit us all the time and have done for the last three years since we launched the visits, your staff and children have really stood out to us and we wanted you to know!


We have never witnessed such good manners and behaviour on our visits, the staff have been amazing with the children and the children  clearly know what is expected of them.


We have been really touched by every single one of the children that have come and would like to say thank you for letting us be part of their learning.


We look forward to the remianing visits and hope we can work together in the coming years.

Thank you!"


What a compliment to the classes that have visited so far. I was delighted to receive this email, yet another occasion when I feel very proud to be Head of such a wonderful school.


                                                                                                     Mrs Rayson



PC Joe O’Brien Cross Country Race

In May it was time for the annual Joe O’Brien Cross Country race. This is an event created for schools within our local community to honour PC Joe O’Brien, who was a policeman in the Binley area and was a keen amateur runner.


The event is held at Ernesford Grange Secondary School and over 20 of our runners from across KS2 woke up early on a Saturday morning to go and take part in the race. There were over 200 runners from 5 different schools in the race. Our St Bart’s runners did very well and used all of their cross country skills to finish 3rd overall and the boys team also finished an impressive 3rd. A special mention must go to Caiden in Year 6 who finished in fourth position! It was a fantastic run from Caiden who was awarded with his own trophy in recognition of his hard work.


Well done to everyone who took part!

Dol-Y-Moch Mile

In March 2017, a number of our Cross Country runners got up extra early on a cold Sunday morning and made their way to the Dol-y-Moch Mile, as part of the Coventry Half Marathon! The children from right across the School had been training for the last few months in order to complete their mile challenge as fast as they could! Over 1000 children took part in the challenge and it was brilliant to see so many children from right across the city taking part. Our St Bart’s runners gave a great account of themselves, as they tried their best, persevered and ran as hard as they could. The runners were assisted by a number of staff who had given up their time to run with the children.


Huge congratulations to all of the children that took part and a big thank you to the staff for making challenge such a superb event!

Boccia & Archery Festival

In March 2017, a number of our KS2 children went over to the Alan Higgs Centre to take part in an inclusive sports afternoon. The two sports involved were Boccia and Archery. The children were split into two teams and had a go at both sports and competed against other schools. For all of our team, this was the first time that they had attempted Archery and Boccia before, so it was fantastic to see all of the children trying a new sport. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and it turned out that our St Bart’s athletes were rather good! Alan Bush (Year 5) made such a good impression with his Boccia skills, he was asked to Represent Coventry East in the next round of the competition! A massive well done to everyone that took part!

KS1 Multi Skills Event

Year 2 recently took the short journey over to the Alan Higgs Centre to take part in a Multi Skills Competition. The event involved the children participating in a number of activities, based around running, throwing and jumping. For each event, the children were scored and won points for their team depending on where they finished. 


Year 2 did fantastically well and it was clear to see that the children were able to put their skills into practice which they had learnt in PE. St Bart’s actually finished second in the competition, which was a huge achievement! Mrs Sembi went with the children to the competition and she was very proud of the children’s effort and attitude across the event.

School Games Netball Tournament

In March 2017, Miss Crutchlow selected her Netball squad to take part in the School Games Netball Tournament at the Xcel Centre. 


St Bart’s were on fire, winning four games without conceding one goal. This fantastic form meant that the team made their way into the Semi-Finals against Corpus Christie. They were a very good team, which proved to be one match too far for our team as St Bart’s lost 2-1. However, the players left with the heads held high, as they gave a number of superb performances and worked very well as a team. They will learn from the experience which will no doubt make them better players. Well played!

St Bart’s take part in Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide, covering issues from cyberbullying to social networking. Each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues.


As safeguarding is St. Bartholomew’s Academy’s highest priority, we take part in Safer Internet Day annually along with teaching e-safety throughout the year to remind children how to stay safe online. This year, children took part in a variety of activities from creating comic strips to composing poems, all to promote the message of internet safety.

St Bart's Credit Union School Bank

Every Thursday 8.30am - 9.30am St Bart's run a savings bank for pupils and adults. As part of the Coventry East Credit Union you can save from as little as 10p upwards. The school bank is situated every Thursday in the corridor near 3W. Joining the school bank is a great way to teach money management to children and the idea of saving for a purpose. Save for holidays, school trips, Christmas or just save! If you would like an application form please collect one from the main school office, or from the bank on Thursday mornings.


St Bart's Sports Event and Reports

As always there have been plenty of activities events here at St Bart's and thanks to the brilliant Mr Terry you can catch up on the reports here!

Year 5 Science Experiment!

Year 5 investigated to find out "If a solution could react to create enough gas to inflate a glove". As a result the children found the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda solution produced the most gas and it did inflate the glove slightly. The solution with water produced very little gas at all.  the discussion then lead on to the difference in the liquids they used and that vinegar was an acid and this is why the reaction was greater.

Rowing Competition

What a fantastic performance  from our Year 6 Rowers, Zina, Nawaar, Sonia and Kaja, who finished second out of 40 schools in their Rowing Final.All of the girls improved their scores from the Semi-Final, showing superb perseverance and hard work to help their team mates. What a team!

Congratulations to Zina, who rowed a mammoth 351m in 90 seconds, which was the second highest score in the competition! 

Well Done Girls!


Christmas Elf Project 2016

Thank you for your support for the Elf Project this year.  The Christmas Elf came into school on Thursday 24th November to collect all contributions and was very impressed with the amount of kind donations received!!!