St Barnabas

St Barnabas' CE Primary School and Nursery

Serve with Hope and Encouragement to Learn and Love
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Partnership with St Matthew's School

In September 2020, St Barnabas’ Primary School & Nursery and St Matthew’s School joined in partnership.  Mrs Jewitt has led St Matthew’s since January 2014, but previously worked at St Barnabas’ School from 2006 as Deputy Headteacher.  Mrs Jewitt began working across both schools as Executive Headteacher in September 2020 and is delighted to be able to continue to develop this partnership to enable each school to continue to flourish and grow in strength.  

Whilst maintaining the Christian ethos and distinctiveness of each individual school, The partnership aims to:

  • encourage the development of different and innovative ways of working with another school to have a positive impact on all pupils
  • ehance the educational provision offered to the children of both schools
  • uphold and further build upon the existing high quality of teaching and learning and outcomes in both schools
  • provide opportunities to share and develop staff expertise across both schools

Each school has its own distinctive Christian vision and it’s own Governing Body.  Each school will maintain an ethos that has Christian values at its core, with strong links to their respective parish churches.  The Governing Bodies of both schools are pleased to be able to further build on the individual and collective strengths of each school.   

Mrs Jewitt spends her time between each school each week and works closely with the senior leaders to provide the strategic leadership for both schools. Miss Castle is Head of School and leads the school on a day to day basis.   If parents ever wish to speak to a member of staff at school, they should always contact the school office or the class teacher in the first instance.  If parents need to speak to a senior member of staff, they can arrange to speak to Miss Castle or Miss MacDougall (Senior Teacher).