Welcome to St Barnabas CE(VA) Primary School!

Our School Vision permeates throughout our school and we all believe that:

  • Each child is uniquely created and loved by God
  • It is a privilege to nurture and develop our children
  • An outstanding education enables children to reach their full potential
  • Children are the future of our community
  • Christian faith informs behaviour and moulds character of our adults and children

We are a Voluntary Aided Church School, with our ethos and values reflected in strong Christian tradition. (Aspiration, Compassion, Love, Perseverance, Reconciliation and Trust).
Fr John Caster, our Parish Priest, leads weekly worship and regular school Mass services in St Barnabas’ Church, as well as contributing to the teaching and learning of RE across the school.
As a smaller school we have the privilege of knowing every child really well, from our youngest to the oldest pupil. We greatly value all members of our school community and place our partnership and relationships with families, community and church at the top of our priority list!

In October 2018 Ofsted graded our school as a GOOD School. In June 2015 our Diocesan Inspection also graded St Barnabas’ CE Primary School as a GOOD church school with outstanding leadership.
We have an active Friends of St Barnabas’ School social and fund-raising group (PTFA) who work tirelessly to support the school.
These are exciting times for our school; our doors are always open and you are very welcome to visit us and to see for yourself just what it is that makes St Barnabas’ School so very special.
We look forward to meeting you.

Moira Duncombe