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Welcome to Barnwell School, Stevenage

Headteacher's Welcome

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Staff and Governors of Barnwell School to welcome you to our website.

I am very proud to work at Barnwell School and be part of a team of experienced and enthusiastic staff who offer students a happy, safe and caring environment. At Barnwell, we aspire to offering the best possible education for each student focussing upon Teaching and Learning to ensure students achieve their potential no matter what their starting point is.

Our students exhibit a positive attitude to learning and are motivated to fulfil their potential with independent learning increasingly encouraged.

We are very proud of students’ consistent record of success in public examinations; our results reflect the continuing commitment by staff in preparing students for examinations and our rigorous system of individual target setting and progress monitoring

We believe that the key to academic success lies in the provision of a broad, balanced and flexible curriculum which meets students’ individual needs, although we are a large school we wish to keep the ethos and community spirit of a small school. To achieve this we have replicated the qualities and advantages of a small school by creating a ‘schools within schools model for Key Stage 3 students from September 2012.

Along with our continuing academic progress, Barnwell is also going through an exciting period of development, September 2013 saw Key Stage 3 students move to the refurbished Heathcote site and continue with the ‘schools within schools’ approach to ensure students achieve their full potential. It is expected that Key Stage 4 and Post 16 will move into the old Key Stage 3 site in September 2014.

Our website aims to introduce you to life at Barnwell, but there is no substitute for a visit to our school. The staff and I look forward to meeting and working with you to ensure your sons and daughters enjoy school and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities they need for their future progression.

Tony Fitzpatrick

Year 9 Exam Preparation

Revision List for end of year exam Year 9

End of School Friday 4th April

Students will be leaving at normal time of 3 p.m. Friday 4th April

Peterborough Phantoms’ Ice Hockey Trip (PE Department)

On Thursday 6th March, students from year 7-13 went on a trip to Peterborough to watch the Phantoms’ play in an ice hockey match vs. Manchester Phoenix


Barnwell School is trialling Show My Homework for year 10 students

School Allotment update

Planting of fruit trees in the PAD garden.

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