The school prospectus can be viewed on the left hand tabs or you can download your own copy as a pdf. file at the bottom of this page.
This prospectus is written for parents and carers of children at Barclay School and for prospective parents and carers. We hope that the information provided gives you a good feel for the school, how we operate and the things that are important to us.
Barclay is a four-form entry school for children aged 3 to 11 years old; there are just under a thousand children on roll. It is a very friendly school where children are encouraged to become confident, caring and articulate and to use their abilities to the full. We provide a calm and happy atmosphere and set high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for all children and adults. The school has an enthusiastic and committed staff. Class teachers work with nursery nurses and teaching assistants to meet the needs of all children and we have a number of specialist teachers to help us deliver a challenging and creative curriculum. The school administrative staff, premises manager, lunchtime supervisors, cleaners, kitchen staff and other support staff are all here to help. Everyone involved with the school is a valued and respected member of our school community.
Barclay Primary opened in September 2006 after the successful amalgamation of Barclay Infants and Junior schools. The school has well equipped classrooms each with their own interactive whiteboard and pods of computers. The school has a brand new ICT network which also consists of 2 ICT suites. The children also have six large playgrounds that the children play in as well as access to neighbouring playing fields.
We are an extended school which means we offer provision from 8 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. during term time. This provision ranges from a breakfast club, a tea time club and after school clubs.
The curriculum is broad and balanced with a strong creative and technological focus. We enrich the curriculum as much as possible through educational and residential visits, visiting speakers and professionals, first-hand experiences and by drawing upon the local and wider community.
Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in their children’s learning. We place a good deal of emphasis on encouraging and expecting good behaviour from our children in order to maintain our calm, purposeful atmosphere.
We are very proud of the social and cultural diversity of our school. The children and staff come from over forty different countries and we celebrate the richness that this brings to the school. This diversity is reflected in our curriculum, our policies and procedures and our school environment.
If this is your first visit to the school, we hope that you like what you see and will want to put your children in our care. If your children are already in the school we hope that you find the following information useful.