New Barn School aims for students to be safe, happy and to engage positively in their learning and holistic development.
The school actively promotes a positive educational culture, through which students’ efforts are privately and publicly acknowledged to celebrate individual achievements and enhance their self-esteem. This creates an environment in which they want to achieve their best.
Qualifications are important but not the only purpose in which New Barn students can fulfil and achieve their full potential.
At New Barn, students aim to arrive at similar destinations as those in more formal educational settings. They just take a different route. The School provides every student with a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum based on the National Curriculum guidelines. A comprehensive 14-16 curriculum Pathway is available at New Barn and at local colleges. This offers GCSE, BTEC, ASDAN, NVQ, DofE and other external examinations, catering for their current and future needs.
As students’ progress, they are helped to organize their own time and we guide them in developing their own sense of discipline and academic motivation. In secondary, students meet with their tutor twice daily. By providing structure and support, we encourage independence and responsibility to grow from an early age.
Life in Modern Britain
New Barn School aims to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain. We promote fundamental British Values through teaching about democracy, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
British values is taught in all aspects of the curriculum. New Barn School also has regular assemblies dedicated to British Values.
We urge students to follow their natural curiosity. They have a huge range of chances to engage with subjects that interest them, both in and outside the classroom. Accreditations are sought to produce a connection to academic enthusiasm and also the outside world.