Our Academy

Our Academy is a member of the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust. As a Church Academy we are proud to be distinctively Christian yet inclusive of everyone.  We are part of the Parish of St Bartholomew's and are always looking for ways to strengthen this partnership.

Christian faith firmly underpins our approach to the children our care, in our dealings with parents and the wider Academy community.The RE curriculum is based on the agreed syllabus provided by the Local Education Authority. Our aim is to promote an attitude of understanding and tolerance through increasing children's knowledge about other people's beliefs, values and religious practices. Parents may withdraw their child from RE on the grounds of religious difference if they wish to, but should see the Head of School to discuss this.

We have a daily act of worship which we feel is central to the Academy day. Children participate in this worship through story, drama, prayer and discussion. We are all invited to pray daily. This is a strong feature of Academy life and ethos. Children are also given periods of time for reflection and contemplation. This time for quiet reflection, sometimes using a candle to help focus, helps children to balance and settle their busy minds.

We recognise the place of our Academy within the wider community, the place of our children within that community and we value the support it gives us. We are eager to forge and nurture links between the Academy, the home, the church, parish and our neighbours. Our philosophy of nurture welcomes everybody into our Academy, offering positive support whenever we can.

At St Bartholomew’s we aim to provide access for everyone to all areas of our Academy, making arrangements for those with a disability to join in with our activities. We want everyone to feel valued and included because we acknowledge the strengths, abilities and skills of individuals and we encourage them to share these within the life of our Academy.

A good partnership with parents really matters to us and is vital to our Academy's success as a learning organisation. When we are able to work successfully together, with a two-way communication of information, knowledge and expertise, the results have a positive impact on a child’s development and learning.

Times of the School Day

Key Stage 1

8.45am - 3.15pm with break at 10.30 and lunch from 12 - 1pm.

Key Stage 2

8.45am - 3.15pm with break at 10.45 and lunch from 12.15 - 1.15pm.

On Friday mornings we have our Celebration assembly where our Star workers and Values Champions are recognised every week, and other achievements and events are celebrated. Parents, carers and family members are welcome to join us in the hall from 8.50. Celebration takes place from 9 - 9.30am.

Admissions arrangements - please go to the Parents tab, on the policies page for admission policy and arrangements.

 The Multi Academy Trust

The Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust was established in April 2013 to provide schools wishing to convert to an academy with a trust based on Christian values. Our aim is that each academy will provide an inspirational and holistic education which enables all children and staff to develop and achieve to their full potential

The core mission of the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust is to build a better future for all within our Academies who in turn will positively impact their communities.

There are currently twelve schools within the Multi Academy Trust across Coventry and Warwickshire. We believe that by working together as a family of schools built on the foundations of a strong Christian ethos and through sharing our skills, expertise and support we can achieve our aims whilst providing a high quality educational experience for you and your children. There has been great progress across the Trust since opening and the value of being part of the Diocese of Coventry Multi Academy Trust has been recognised by Ofsted inspectors in the inspection report for Stretton CofE Academy which was graded outstanding in 2015. Inspectors reported that “the many highly productive links with the Multi-Academy Trust have assisted the transformation of the academy. Regular visits from a representative of the trust focused on improvements in the academy and collaboration with other academies in the trust and have helped to accelerate the pace of necessary changes.”

To find out more about the work of the Trust please follow this link http://www.covmat.org/

To find out more about who we are please click on this link http://www.covmat.org/The_MAT_Board

The Academy Family

The twelve academies within the Trust are:

St Laurence CofE Primary School, Old Church Road, Coventry (joined April 2013)

Stretton CofE Academy, Stretton Avenue, Coventry (joined April 2013)

St Bartholomew’s CofE Academy, Bredon Avenue, Coventry (joined September 2013)

Queens CofE Academy, Bentley Road, Nuneaton (joined January 2014)

Harris CofE Academy, Harris Drive, Rugby (joined January 2014)

St James CofE Academy, Barbridge Road, Bulkington (joined April 2014)

 St Nicolas CofE Academy, Windemere Avenue, Nuneaton (joined May 2014)

Studley St Mary’s CofE Academy, New Road, Studley (joined July 2014)

St John’s CofE Academy, Winsford Avenue, Coventry (joined September 2014)

St Oswald’s CofE Academy, Addison Avenue, Rugby (joined July 2015)

St Michael’s CofE Academy, Hazel Grove, Bedworth (joined July 2015)

Leamington Hastings CofE Academy, Birdingbury Road, Rugby (joined September 2015)

To find out more about the academies within our Trust please click on this link