Welcome to our school website. We hope that you can find all you to want to about our lovely school. If there is anything that you want to know more about please don’t hesitate to contact us.









I am Beccy Harris and I am delighted to be the  headteacher of St. Barnabas CE Primary School. We are a small one form entry school for children aged 3-11, set in the heart of the city of Oxford, and surrounded by its most famous landmarks and institutions.

We are a happy, inclusive school, rich in diversity and community spirit. Our pupils come from the local communities of Jericho and Summertown as well as from further across the city. We also welcome families from all over the world who are brought to Oxford to work and study. Our diverse international perspective gives the school the St. Barnabas vibrancy that we are so well known for.

We are a dynamic and newly formed staff team with a highly successful first year under our belt. The local authority has commended us on our progress.

‘The newly formed leadership team has had a great impact on the education at St Barnabas that children receive. The leaders have continued to improve the school at pace’.

We have demonstrated that we are committed to achieving high academic outcomes across the curriculum.

‘The Headteacher is highly ambitious for the children’s attainment at the school. Provisional forecasts indicate that in all statutory assessments for the National Curriculum, outcomes will be higher than in 2023’.

Our statutory assessments are now complete. Outcomes are significantly higher than 2022 and 2023. Our Year 6 2024 SATs results are now well above national averages with a pleasing 90% achieving the expected standard for maths and 42% achieving greater depth.  Full results are to be uploaded to our website shortly but we are keen to share with you the progress that has been made. 

Over the coming year parents and children will see a strong focus on the development of specific strategies to support and challenge both more able learners and children with specific needs. We have enrolled in the Challenge Framework (NACE); an award that recognises high quality provision for the most able. This award is only given to schools once they meet milestones assessed through a rigorous external process. 

Our school is a warm empathetic environment where children flourish in all aspects of their development. Children build good relationships, feel valued and are listened to. We cherish them as unique individuals with their own particular talents and enthusiasms. We strive to make school inspiring, enjoyable and a great place to create lifelong childhood memories.

The school grounds are being developed to include a large sandpit, a mud kitchen, an outdoor workshop and a designated forest school shelter. Further plans are afoot to develop a sports cage and single running track.  Watch this space!

Children are encouraged to explore moral and spiritual values and are given the space to consider the bigger questions in life. This helps them grow a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them giving them a strong sense of purpose and direction. We are a fully inclusive Church of England school welcoming children of all faiths and world views. Our religious education and collective worship is planned with all children in mind.

After consulting with the school, community we have a new school vision. The full version will be uploaded shortly but here is a summary.

‘They will soar on wings like eagles’’                  

                                                 Isaiah 40:31           

Through values that create AWEsome individuals, we will become A  (Adventurous) W (Wise) and E (Encouraging).

We are designing a new school logo and a substantial community art piece to bring our vision to life.

Please look at our new school video (above). In the meantime, take the time to explore the website for information about the school. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to find out more. We look forward to welcoming you to our school soon.

Best wishes

Beccy Harris


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Pupils feel valued as a result of their positive relationships with staff. Leaders have created an inclusive and caring environment where pupils recognise their cultural diversity and welcome new arrivals into the school’s caring community. All pupils benefit from a rich curriculum which is carefully planned to reflect their needs and interests.” The school has a strong Christian ethos firmly centred on distinctly Christian values. This has created a school community in which every member is loved and cared for as a child of God. As a direct result, pupils at St Barnabas’ achieve and progress to the best of their individual abilities, both academically and socially.”
Ofsted Report SIAMS Report


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