Aspire, Believe - Together Achieve

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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

Our Curriculum

​Pedagogical Principles

At St Barnabas we will:

  • Promote confidence, self-belief and nurture social and emotional growth enabling all children to be included and achieve their aspirations.
  • Teach the skills of independence, creativity, problem solving and emotional regulation through an ambitious and inspiring curriculum.
  • Seek to overcome barriers, celebrate difference and purposefully engage with the community.
  • Build strong, trusting and positive relationships while being role models for our values.
  • Our principles will be underpinned by a celebration of six strong Christian values

​Our curriculum is designed to ensure all pupils leave St Barnabas Primary at the end of Year 6 as:

Resilient Learners


  • Have enquiring minds and are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems
  • Have high expectations of themselves, and of others.
  • Have mastered the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy and IT
  • Communicate and collaborate well
  • Are confident to learn from their mistakes and persevere to achieve their goals
  • Have positive attitudes, healthy relationships and essential life and work skills

Aspirational Individuals


  • Have a sense of self-worth and personal identity
  • Are self-motivated and able to organise themselves independently
  • Recognise their talents, have ambition and let their light shine.
  • Are willing to try new things and make the most of every opportunity
  • Enjoy learning new things and are motivated to achieve their best now and in the future
  • Aim to reach their full potential in everything they do

Respectful, Responsible Citizens


  • Recognise similarities and differences yet show respect for all.
  • Understand different cultures and beliefs and have a strong sense of their place within the wider World.
  • Challenge injustice and are committed to making the World a better place.
  • Sustain and improve the environment locally and globally.
  • Have the ability to make informed choices, gaining experiences and developing  responsibilities for their future.

Together the staff and pupils of St Barnabas Primary School will aspire, believe and together achieve.