Barnwell Middle School is the only school in Stevenage and North Hertfordshire that specialises in the education of 11-14 year olds.
Our thriving community of children and adults exists to help every child make the most of his/her abilities in a stimulating and supportive environment. Our aims are simple but profound:
Barnwell Middle School campus is structured around our College system, where each student is a member of one of three Colleges for both curriculum and tutorial development and support. This 'small school' approach places every child at the heart of a small community of learning, with approximately 200 students in each College.
Our success is built on solid foundations. As we begin the next exciting chapter of the school's development, our principles will remain as strong as ever. We aim to become a centre of excellence in developing new courses and achieving outstanding results for all 11-14 year olds, helping students achieve their very best as enthusiastic, respectful and life-long learners.
We recognise that the transition from primary school is a hugely important moment in a child's life. That is why we work closely with local primary schools to ensure students make a happy and successful transfer from Year 6. Our Head of Transitions spends significant amounts of time visiting primary schools so we can get to know the younger children and make sure they enjoy and benefit from the move to Barnwell.
I am extremely proud of Barnwell Middle School and I am passionate about securing the very best educational opportunities for our students. The staff are dedicated, enthusiastic and work together as an outstanding team.
We have fostered a happy atmosphere in the school that is grounded on strong principles of respect and shared endeavour and where good behaviour is expected at all times from all of our members.
Head of Middle School