Welcome to St Barnabas’ C of E Primary School

I am Beccy Harris and I am delighted to be the new 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 new ideas and strategies for moving the school forward. We are committed to achieving high academic outcomes across the curriculum. We have employed new highly successful subject leaders to develop our English and Maths teaching and have enrolled specialist sports and arts teachers to ensure excellence across subjects. 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.

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.

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.

Please look out for our forthcoming video. 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