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"Pupils thrive on the positive, aspirational approach"
Ofsted 2017

"The school has achieved an award for extending pupils’ understanding of world religions." SIAMS 2019

"As confident young learners, pupils are ambitious for themselves and supportive of each other." Ofsted 2017

"Worship is invitational allowing pupils of no religious affiliation to contribute with integrity."  SIAMS 2019

"The school has achieved an award for extending pupils’ understanding of world religions." SIAMS 2019

"Pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and to be curious." Ofsted 2017

"Your team are instilling a passion for learning that pupils find infectious." Ofsted 2017

Let Your Light Shine - Matthew 5:16


All admission requests are processed by the Local Authority and St Barnabas C of E Primary School has no role in this process.  St Barnabas C of E Primary School has a standard intake of 30 children per year group.  If you would like a school place for your child to start in our Reception class then you must apply to South Gloucestershire Council.  All information regarding admissions criteria can be viewed on the South Gloucestershire website at South Glos Admissions.

South Glos Admission Information

Applications must be returned to the council, in person, by post or electronically, by the closing date each year.

For parents/carers of children seeking to join the school in years other than Reception, please refer to the South Glos in-year admissions page.

The following considerations are included within the LA admission policy but for full details please refer to the policy itself:-

  • Our intake will mainly be considered from the local geographical area.
  • We aim to provide sibling placements wherever possible.
  • Any over subscription of a year group will then automatically operate within the County guidelines (copies available from South Gloucestershire Admissions)
  • Children with special educational needs and disabilities will be welcomed as long as Governors deem that the school can provide the required level of support, in a partnership with the local authority. A programme of support for the individual child will be agreed between the Headteacher, Special Needs Co-ordinator, class teacher and parents.

St Barnabas C of E Primary School will operate a staggered induction programme for each child as they begin formal schooling.


Every effort is made to make a place available for your child in our school.  However, schools have a limit on the number of children they can take.  This figure is set by the LA and agreed with the School Governors and Headteacher.