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A special welcome to our new families!
You may be visiting our website this week as a new family to Barnwell. So firstly, a huge welcome to the Barnwell community; we hope you are all staying safe and are well. I wish we were all meeting for the first time under very different circumstances.
Normally, we would be starting to receive calls and emails from you, asking about dates and visits to Barnwell over the summer term. I only wish we were in a position to tell you this information, however I encourage you to visit our 6 – 7 Transition page for updates. As you will be aware schools across the country are partially closed until further notice.
Either way, I wanted to assure you all that we will still attempt to find out as much as possible about the newest members of our community, so that the best possible start can be made to learning at Barnwell!
Achieving Excellence Together
At Barnwell we believe that all students should strive to fulfil both their academic and personal potential. We recognise that by setting ambitious academic targets and encouraging all students to become fully immersed in the student experience and the rich extra-curricular life of the school we can all achieve excellence together.
We care passionately about your child’s character, their personality and social skills, the way they treat others and the contribution they will make to society. We actively promote a culture where students feel safe particularly through a supportive and well-disciplined environment and our inclusive College system. Relationships between staff and students at Barnwell are exceptionally strong and this ethos is built on trust and confidence.
From experience we know that students learn, progress and achieve differently. As a truly comprehensive school we aim to ensure that the education we provide is aimed and adapted to individual needs. We provide a broad curriculum to ensure students achieve individual success in their journey from Year 7 through to our vibrant Sixth Form.
We recognise that it takes a whole community to educate a child, and so we are committed to working in partnership with parents, carers, other organisations and establishments to provide the very best opportunities.
Mr M Roberts
Head of School
Mr A Fitzpatrick