Filed under: Success Stories

Congratulations Class of 2015!

The 1160 students who sat A-level exams at Barton Peveril this summer have maintained the excellent results of recent years. A 76% A* to C pass rate at A-level and overall pass rate of 98.3% for students taking A-levels and the Extended Project sits in line with results for the past seven years. 67% of…

Volunteers make a difference

A team of student volunteers spent a week of their summer break helping to improve facilities and teaching resources at a primary school in Kenya. The visit to Hadassah Mission School in the slum area of Nakuru saw a dozen students and staff immerse themselves in African culture as they witnessed the realities of life for…

Heart and Soul

Barton Peveril soul band ended the college year on a high note after being invited to perform at the prestigious Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham. The annual five day event brought together 8000 inspiring young musicians from schools and colleges throughout the UK.  Barton Soul followed in the footsteps of the college choir…

Les Miserables – here at last!

A sell-out production of the world’s best-loved musical sees 73 students from Barton Peveril and local schools storming the barricades at Theatre Royal, Winchester from 25 – 27 June. Les Misérables needs little introduction and the school edition of the show packs a punch every bit as powerful as the original, remaining faithful to its…

For England and St George

Five Citizenship students took part in a festival celebrating St George’s Day as part of a project exploring the diverse communities that shape our identity. ‘It’s Our England’ asked groups of students from Barton Peveril and other local colleges to think about the importance of national identity together with past, present and future ideas of…

Taking a twirl

Shannon Newsom was just four years old when she first got the baton twirling bug. Twelve years on and she is bowing out on a high having won World and European Championship titles as part of the England team at a recent competition in Italy. Going for gold has taken up most of Shannon’s free…

Six-a-side success

Barton Peveril footballers added to an impressive season’s trophy haul by winning the Hampshire six-a-side tournament for the first time since 2008. The team won every game in the group phase beating Totton, Bournemouth and Poole, St Vincents and Peter Symonds without conceding a goal. Sparsholt were beaten in the quarter finals, Farnborough were beaten…

Top textiles

Barton Peveril was represented in the finals of the National Fashion Textiles Competition for the second year running with Lucy Warne having her work exhibited at London’s Spring Knitting and Stitching Show. Lucy’s first year fashion show garment, Coloured Lights, was one of 20 pieces shortlisted from almost 200 entries. “I still can’t quite believe…

Designs on success

Fine Art, Product Design and Business student, James Willcocks, attended a celebration event at the Design Museum in London after having his work shortlisted for a national prize. James was asked to consider how design can surprise us and change the way things are seen and experienced. His response was a bench formed by seats…

We are the champions!

Barton Peveril footballers took the Hampshire County Cup finals  by storm, winning both their matches and making college history. In the 1st XI final, two goals each from Matt Bainbridge and Sam Morris saw off Andover College in a 4-1 victory in the Pete Munroe Trophy. In the 2nd XI final, two goals from Tom Tuckey and one from Ben…