Welcome from the Headteacher


We offer you a warm welcome to Barnwood Park. I am delighted to be the school Headteacher and invite you to join us as we set out on the next, exciting stage of our journey.

My philosophy is that education is about enjoying the journey and not just racing to the destination. Youngsters need to be challenged and stimulated, whilst feeling happy, safe and secure. This will enable them to develop the confidence and maturity to make the most of the opportunities available to them so that they can maximise their potential and grow into effective members of society.

We have Three Guiding Principles which are fundamental to all members of the Barnwood Park Community:

· Live without harming others
· Do acts of kindness
· Show respect for others

All students and staff are encouraged and expected to live by these principles; they form part of our Home School Agreement and are visibly displayed around the school.

Staff at the school are committed to ensuring that the students at Barnwood Park are challenged and supported through inspiring and motivating, high quality teaching and learning across all subjects, ages and abilities through a well-balanced curriculum which offers maximum opportunities for success.

It is important that the students feel that their voice is important and listened to, and we aim to develop this in all areas of their school life so that they can develop a sense of pride in themselves and their school. We expect to see very high standards, whether it be through work ethic, behaviour or uniform. These high standards must be reflected in everything we do.

We very much look forward to meeting you and your son or daughter and working with you both as they grow and develop into a successful young adult, equipped for life.   

(Mrs) Sarah Tufnell