Welcome to Barningham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Suffolk. We are a village school and children come mainly from the parishes of Barningham, Coney Weston and Knettishall.
As a church school we work under the Diocese of St Edmundsbury. The school dates back to 1859 and we celebrated our 150th Anniversary in 2009. Our school has a hall for PE, assemblies and lunch; there is a kitchen, three classrooms, a small group room, library area and lots of outside spaces, including a field. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard.
There are approximately 70 children on roll and we have three classes: Rabbits are the youngest children – Foundation Stage; Squirrels are Years 1 and 2; and Badgers are the oldest – Years 3 and 4. Each class has a Teaching Assistant (TA). We have three houses: Mars, Moons, and Stars and often enjoy working in our Houses on whole school projects, like the environment or maths.
Our school has good links with the local church and we play an active role in our village because we believe that the school should be at heart of the village community. We place the Every Child Matters outcomes at the centre of our learning and teaching. Our latest Ofsted report stated that the pupils ‘are positive about learning and interested in the tasks set them’ and ‘very confident that their ideas and contributions to discussions are valued’.
As you look around our website I hope that you can see what a fun and welcoming place Barningham CEVC School is and why we love it!
Frances Parr – Headteacher.