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1952 - Founding of Bartley Secondary School. Formation of 3 Standard 6 classes with 91 students- 81 males and 10 females. First co-education secondary school in Singapore under the stewardship of Mr Chua Leong Hean.
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1953 - Formation of school motto 'Facta Non Verba' and Crest.
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1954 - Full secondary school with 600 pupils in 16 classes. 
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 1955
Introduction of School Song with lyrics by the Principal, Mr E.W. Jesudason. 
First of publication of 'Bartley Annual' Magazine.
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1956
Transfer of female students to Cedar Girls' Secondary to start the girls' school and Bartley became a boys' school in the secondary section. However, female students were admitted into the Post-Secondary Section (Pre-University level ) which was started in the same year. 
 Formation of the first National Police Cadet Corps Unit- in Singapore. 
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 1956
Start of Pre-University classes with girls too. Co-educational at Post-Secondary level NPCC Unit set up - the first in Singapore
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 1960 - 1969
Formation of the School Advisory Committee
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 1977
Celebrating 25 Years- Silver Jubilee for Bartley Secondary School.  New Science laboratories and tuckshop were added.
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 1992
Bartley left its campus of 39 years to a holding site.
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 1995
Moved into new premises at 10, Jalan Bunga Rampai. Admission of female students at Secondary One.
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 1996
First female Principal, Mrs Tan So Wah. 
Phasing out of the Pre-University classes.
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 1997
Official opening of new campus by GOH- Minister of Community Development, Mr Abdullah Tarmugi. Bartley was a pioneering member of the N1 Cluster. 
Formation of the first Student Council. 
Introduction of the Bartleyan Creed. 

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 2001
Most improved school in 2000 GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations. School Hall was air-conditioned.
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 2002
Celebrating 50 years of shaping lives and shaping the nation.
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 2004
Symbolic Walk – A journey home - Official opening of school facilities after PRIME.
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 2005
Official Opening of Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Enterprise (BICE). 
Achieved People Developer Standard (Spring, Singapore). Attained Thinking Culture Award-Best School (Zone). 
Inaugural twinning programme with Ping Jiang Secondary School, Jiang Su, China.
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2006
Achieved Character Development Award. Attained Sustained Achievement Award (Uniformed Group).  
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2007
Celebrating 55 years- Peaks of Excellence. Attained Sustained Achievement Award (Sports). 
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 2008
Introduction of Overseas Service Learning Trip  (Cambodia).
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2009
Achieved Sustained Achievement Award (Academic- Value-added for Express). 
Recognised as achieving Business Excellence Niche Standard (People) by Spring, Singapore. 
Overseas Service Learning Trip to India.
 
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2012
Opening of air-conditioned classrooms for graduating students.Celebrating 60 years of nurturing resilient and responsible Bartleyans. 
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2016

Offical merger of Bartley Secondary School and First ToaPayoh Secondary School


  
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