New Barn School provides highly effective education, therapy, welfare and support for both boys and girls aged from 6 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH), as well as other complex needs.
New Barn differs from most schools as it can offer a bespoke curriculum for every student. Its ethos is based around nurturing, making progress and helping young people feel safe and cared for. We maintain discipline, but we believe it arises best from children taking responsibility for their own actions. The school places particular emphasis on collaboration. This way our students move on comfortably to engage with education and reach their full potential.
The pupils gain a remarkable trust and rapport with the staff who support them through their personal challenges. This is reflected through the relaxed atmosphere which allows students to concentrate on the complex business of learning, developing, and becoming their own person.
As well as being a Department for Education registered Independent School, New Barn School also takes pupils from the residential homes; Acorn Cottage, Spinney House, Ramsworth Cottage and Ashley.