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Barnes Junior School

Proud to learn, proud to achieve




Non Uniform Day/Cake Sale - Friday 20th October

In support of our Crowdfunder project, we are hosting a non uniform day for all pupils on Friday 20th October for a small donation. In addition, we would welcome donations of cakes which children will sell throughout the day.  We thank you for your support.


Harvest Festival Assembly -  Friday 13th October 

Rev. Libby from St Gabriel's Church was in school on Friday to deliver a whole school Harvest Festival themed assembly. Prior to the day, children were asked to donate tinned or packet foods items in aid of local charity 'Streetcare'.   Streetcare are a local volunteer group who work to support the homeless people of Sunderland.  They also offer support to anyone who has fallen on hard times.  A member of the Streetcare team was also in attendance on the day and offered words of thanks to everyone within our school community for all donations received.  Should anyone wish to find out more about Streetcare and the fantastic work they do, please follow the below link to their website:


Building Works - Wycliffe Road Entrance

From Tuesday 10th October there will be building works taking place at the Wycliffe Road side of the school building - we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  Once the works are complete, we will have a whole new area for staff and visitor parking which will help alleviate traffic congestion within the local area.  Please bear with us during this time.


 Barnes Junior School Crowdfunder 2017

Please support us in our fundraising mission - further information is available below:




Support for the Bradley Lowery Foundation

On Friday 14th July, pupils were invited to wear their favourite football shirt to school in memory of Bradley Lowery who very sadly lost his battle with Neuroblastoma aged just 6. Pupils raised a total of £375!


Breakfast Club Grant Application - WINNING BID

On 5th July we  received the exciting news that our recent grant application to Kellogg's has been approved!  We have been awarded £1000 which will be utilised to improve our Breakfast Club provision which will benefit all pupils who attend.  


Wraparound Care - Extension of Provision

 We are happy to announce that from September we will be offering After School Club provision every Monday afternoon 3.25-5.30pm.  Session prices will remain the same as this year - £3 per session for Breakfast Club and £6 per session for After School Club.  In addition to these services, we will also be continuing with our After School Activities programme which will run Monday - Thursday 3.30-4.30pm.  The activities timetable will be shared during the first week back to school in September.


Friends of Barnes Summer Fair - Saturday 17th June 

Friends of Barnes are hosting Barnes Junior School Summer Fair this Saturday (17th June) - 1.00 -3.30pm.   There will be face painting, arts & crafts, bric-a-brac stalls, chocolate tombola, guess the name of the bear and much much more!

We look forward to a fun-filled day and hope to see you all there!  UPDATE - a grand total of £395.97 was raised at the fair - thank you to everyone involved.


 Class 4RC are Promethean Winners!

We wish to congratulate Miss Crawford and all of her pupils on their massive success in winning a Promethean Activpanel for their classroom!   Pupils of class 4RC recently put their acting skills to the test, pulling together an entertaining video highlighting their need for upgraded IT equipment within their classroom.  Over 250 entries were submitted by schools around the country, with thousands of children hoping their class would be 1 of just 30 lucky winners to receive a Promethean Activpanel.  We are extremely proud of  all pupils of 4RC for being chosen as a winning entry by the judges.   




 Barnes Marathon

 A total of £274.60 was raised in aid of St John's Ambulance by pupils participating in the recent Barnes Marathon @ Barnes Park.  Well done to everyone!


Parent Governor Election - Results

 The votes have been counted and the results are in!!!   We would like to welcome Mr Steve Jones as our new Parent Governor.   The count took place on Monday 3rd April with Mr Ward acting as the Returning Officer, ably assisted by Miss Brenkley, School Business Manager.    Mr Jones was present during the count and at one point both Mr Jones and Mr Madgwick were neck and neck!  The final result was in just after 2.30pm with Mr Jones winning by a majority vote of 2:1.  Mr Jones will  attend his first Governing Body meeting on Monday 24th April and we look forward to working with him over the next 4 years.


Parent/Carer Survey Results - April 2017

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our latest Parent/Carer Survey - we had a fantastic response from our Year 3 & 4 parents/carers so a  special thank you is extended to everyone in lower school.

We are extremely pleased that the findings confirmed Parents/Carers believe:

  • Our pupils like being at school and they are safe in our care
  • We offer fair rules & sanctions with appropriate rewards 
  • We offer a good standard of teaching and children are making good progress
  • We offer  help & support to pupils, with plenty opportunity for parents to talk to staff
  • We make everyone feel welcome when they visit us 

The results for whole school can be found here

In an effort to further improve upon the service we provide, we will be sharing the results with all staff at a year group level. 


 Comic Relief 2017

A total of £528 was raised via our non uniform day and the sale of red noses! Thank you to who all who donated.



World Book Day 

Staff and pupils have put a great deal of effort into their 2017 World Book Day costumes and everyone looks fantastic!  


 Mrs Hunter and Eva (Y6) - aka Mr & Mrs Twit                                                     Class 3KE during their 'Drop & Read' exercise 

from the Roald Dahl classic 'The Twits'.


Derwent Hill 2017

Excitement is gathering amongst our Y5 pupils as the countdown to their annual Derwent Hill trip begins!  58 pupils and 5 members of staff are looking forward to spending 5 days away later this month, experiencing the thrill of the outdoors in the beautiful Keswick countryside.  Photographs and blogs to follow so watch this space!



Barnes Blog

Mrs Hunter (Y6) and Miss Baker (Y4) have worked together alongside our very own Media Team to develop the 'Barnes Blog'.  Please keep checking in for regular updates of what's going on in school. 




Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day 

A grand total of £223.30 was raised for Save the Children.  Thank you to everyone who donated - staff and pupils all looked fantastic in their Christmas Jumpers!


Children In Need 2016

£556 was raised for Children In Need - thank you to everyone who donated!


International School Award - November 2016

We are proud to announce that Barnes Junior School has been awarded the 'International School Award 2016-19' by the British Council for Outstanding Development of the International Dimension in the Curriculum.  Our certificate is proudly on display in the main reception area!


Barnes Christmas Bauble - Sunderland Illuminations 2016 

Have you spotted our Christmas Bauble at Sunderland Illuminations?  It is available to view at Roker Park until 5th November.


Halloween Disco - Thursday 20th October

Excitement is building around school for our Halloween Disco which takes place this week.  Years 3 & 4 are having their disco 3.45-4.45pm and Years 5 & 6   5.15-6.15pm.  Last day for ticket sales is Wednesday 19th October.   A total of £209 was raised at the disco through ticket sales and refreshments.



Three Cheers for Barnes Junior School (a thank you message from Sainsbury's Active Kids)

Sainbury's Active Kids have sent the following message to everyone who collected vouchers as part of their 2016 Active Kids Scheme:

"We really appreciate you getting behind Active Kids 2016. Thanks to everyone who took part - you've helped create something amazing. It's because of organisations like yours collecting vouchers, that Active Kids 2016 has been able to donate £11 million worth of sports and cooking for UK schools and kids' clubs."     

We are now in receipt of our Active Kids sports equipment which will be utilised by all year groups during lunchtimes - a big thank you from all staff and pupils for assisting us in this campaign!


 Jeans for Genes Day

Pupils raised a total of £290.50 for last weeks Jeans for Genes Day.  Thank you to all who donated to this cause.



Warm Welcome - September 2016

We would like to  welcome all of our new Year 3 pupils who have joined us, along with our new members of staff: Mrs R Whiteside - Assistant Head, Mrs K Hunter (Y6 Teacher), Mrs S Caine (Y5 Teacher), Miss A Baker (Y4 Teacher), Miss  A Killeen (Y3 Teaching Assistant), Mr C Bulmer (Y4 Apprentice Teaching Assistant).  Pupils and staff have all settled in  well and we are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead.