Welcome to Barningham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School.
We hope that you enjoy looking at our website and discovering why we are so proud of our school – the children, staff, governors and our local community. As a church school, we follow the Values for Life programme in our Collective Worship. These Christian values, such as compassion and hope, underpin our learning and teaching. Our school was judged as ‘Outstanding’ by the SIAMS (Church Schools Inspectors) in February 2017. We recognise that we are part of a modern, multi-cultural Britain and having core values help us to prepare to take an active role in shaping a better society for the future of all.
As a school community we chose our common aims to be: To learn, aspire, believe and hope through our Christian faith.
At the centre of our learning and teaching is our belief in the importance of each individual. We aim to develop the potential of all our children, so that they can contribute as fully as possible to the world. Our latest Ofsted Report (June 2019 – Good with Outstanding features) said that our pupils’ “behaviour around the school and in lessons is excellent”, and children “display great enthusiasm for learning”. “They and their parents and carers are very positive about all aspects of the school”.
We run a busy Breakfast Club and an After School Club and offer a wide range of after-school activities. We have a committed Governing Body and an active Friends PTA group. Together we are creating a school community that is positive, inclusive and outward-looking. We play an active part in village life, because we believe that the school should be at the heart of our community. We have strong links with local churches and the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich… and we support a village in Brazil through the SOS Children’s Villages Charity.
Please spend time looking at our pages – reading our news and looking at the amazing activities that our wonderful children and staff have enjoyed.
I have been Head Teacher here at Barningham CEVC Primary School for over seven years and I am very passionate about our school. My background is in Early Years teaching, but I enjoy working in every class. The children will tell you that my favourite lessons involve plenty of drama and action – and that I am a terrible, but enthusiastic singer.
Frances Parr, Head Teacher
Telephone: 01359 221297