I am very proud and highly privileged to work at Barnwell School and be part of the dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic 'Team Barnwell'. Visitors to the school often comment on the unique feel to the school, which is warm and welcoming. Our strong community ethos is evident in the school's commitment to ensure every student feels valued, safe and happy. At Barnwell School our students receive inspiration, support, guidance and encouragement to achieve the necessary qualifications, personal and social skills to be successful in whatever future path they choose. We pride ourselves on being a 'Can Do' school.
Barnwell serves the communities of South Stevenage and the surrounding villages although many students also travel from further afield to Barnwell for their education. The school is unique in the area as it is situated on two campuses allowing the school to be structured as a Middle and Upper School.
Both the Middle and Upper School are very distinctive and are personalised to the ages of the students they serve but both are underpinned by the same expectations and high standards that originate from Barnwell School's aims and values.
We offer a highly innovative curriculum at all Key Stages which reflects our ethos of choice and inclusivity. The curriculum not only meets the needs of each student but it becomes increasingly personalised as they progress through the school.
Our students exhibit a positive attitude to learning and are motivated to fulfil their potential. They are responsible for their learning and encouraged to work beyond the limits of their ability, behaving in a manner that ensures that outstanding learning takes place.
Our school aim of 'Achieving Excellence Together' is realised through high quality teaching and learning, a curriculum which meets the needs of our students and positive relationships between all members of our community, based on mutual respect and empathy.
We expect our students to demonstrate five key traits of being Passionate, Resilient, Innovative, Determined and Empathetic, - PRIDE. Through this our students exhibit a positive attitude to learning and are motivated to fulfil their potential.
We are very proud of students' record of success in public examinations. Their results reflect their own personal commitment to 'PRIDE' coupled with the hard work and dedication of 'Team Barnwell' in preparing students for examinations. This is supported by our rigorous system of individual target setting and skills based progress monitoring.
Developing a strong partnership with all our parents is a priority and we know that parental support is crucial to our students' success. We are committed to keeping you informed about your child's progress and development through regular progress reports, parent information evenings, direct communication and through our website.
I hope that by reading our prospectus or browsing our website you get a sense of what we offer, what we stand for and what we can achieve together. We always welcome visits and are proud to host tours of the school, if you would like to visit or find out more please do not hesitate to contact us.
'Team Barnwell' look forward to meeting and working with you.