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. What we offer is unique in Stevenage and North Hertfordshire.
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 vision.
Our Middle School offers personalisation and a small friendly atmosphere created by our highly acclaimed College structure. This coupled with the wide choice of subjects offered by the Upper School for our Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form students, combine to create a unique educational experience where students benefit from the best of both worlds. Both schools have a very strong pastoral system, which ensures that students are well motivated and demonstrate excellent behaviour in classrooms and around the schools.
We also understand that school is about more that just simply qualifications, so we offer a vibrant and wide programme of extra curricular activities, believing that such opportunities allow students to forge strong relationships with each other and with their teachers, thus helping them to develop their potential even further. Like all good schools, we work to ensure that all students make outstanding progress, both academically and socially.
The schools are friendly, vibrant and forward-looking communities and we are always happy to welcome visitors whether they are a prospective student, parent or simply wish to learn more about the school.
"The Headteacher provides strong leadership and a very clear vision for the school. His strategic plan for the school is extremely detailed and sets out clear, appropriate actions to secure further improvements." Ofsted - January 2016