Mount Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear SR4 7QF

0191 5535968

Barnes Junior School

Proud to learn, proud to achieve

Important Updates

School will be closing for half term break on 14th February. 

School will recommence on Monday 24th February.

Please see our calendar for school dates. 

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Contact Us

School Office: Tel 0191 553 5968

SENDCO: Tel 0191 553 5968

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Headteacher's Welcome 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and find out more about life at Barnes Junior School.  We are incredibly proud of our achievements during the last academic year and we have high hopes of further success in 2019-20.

As a 3 form entry Junior school, we prepare our children for the next step towards secondary education, ensuring that we balance the rigours of basic skills with a creative approach to learning and lots of exciting learning opportunities.

We are a fully inclusive school and we aspire to ensure that all learner’s meet their potential regardless of their starting points.

Our website is updated regularly and chronicles the day to day Barnes experience.  If you would like to find out more, we would be delighted to show you around.

Our SENDCO is Mrs R Hood.  If you require any information or assistance with regards to Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision at Barnes Junior School, please contact Mrs Hood via the school office. 

For any other information, please do not hesitate to contact me on 0191 5535968 

Mr Simon Ward







Barnes Behaviour Rules

We have started the new year with a renewed focus on behaviour in school. Last week we talked about 3 golden rules in our school:

Be Safe

Be Ready

Be Respectful

It is so much easier to remember 3 very simple, positive rules than 10-15 complicated negative rules, and most school rules will fit under one of those three categories.

We have high expectations of the behaviour of our children, and this is regularly commented on by visitors, and when the children are on school trips.

One of our Year 3 teachers wrote a poem which was read out in assembly:-

  • A is always be ready to learn. On your seat, eyes front and ears listening.
  • B is for being your very best self. It’s not about others so just try your best.
  • C is for calm and collected in school. Focused in lessons and following rules.
  • D is for demonstrating respect. To your peers, teachers and classroom and especially yourself.
  • E is for excellence towards which we must strive. Put your best foot forward and you will thrive.
  • F is fair treatment for all. Opportunities for everyone to help us all grow.
  • G is for greetings to welcome us all. But how many ways can we say hello?
  • H is for honesty and speaking the truth. Never lying to others, to yourself stay true.
  • I is for integrity which we now know, is being honest about things when no-one else knows.
  • J is for Joyful coming into school. Enjoying our time together because learning is cool.
  • K is for kindness in the actions you show. Share your things, listen well and hold the door.
  • L is for Lend a hand to everyone you meet. Those people support you so you should be sweet.
  • M is for manners that you must remember to say. Use your pleases and thank-yous each and every day.
  • N is for never give up even when it’s hard. Tomorrow is a new day, it’s a fresh start.
  • O is for optimism, open your mind. In times of change, some good you will find.
  • P is for positive behaviours each day. Earning our dojos in work and in play.
  • Q is for quiet and knowing just when to listen to others before speaking again.
  • R is for rules that we must follow to keep us all safe today and tomorrow.
  • S is for sharing and taking your turn. This is a simple rule that we all must learn.
  • T is for thinking and taking a moment out. To think about what your actions are all about.
  • U is for understanding other people in school. Forgiving one another and not judging too soon.
  • V is for victorious which is what we must be. When adapting our behaviour to act respectfully.
  • W is for wise, gaining knowledge together. When we are ready to learn we’ll know it forever.
  • X is for excitement for each new day. Ready, safe, respectful finding your way.
  • Y is for yourself, the person in charge. Show your best behaviour, come on you’re a star.
  • Z is for zooming towards an even better school. Where everyone is ready, safe, respectful following rules.


First silverware of the new school year for Barnes Juniors!

A team of 4 year 5 and 6 children took part in the first inter-schools quiz competition at Fulwell Junior School on Thursday. 

The team were put to the test with 5 tough rounds including spelling, maths problems, comprehension, general knowledge and dingbats.

An amazing spelling round enabled the team to build a massive lead (including words such as picturesque and acquire) and steady scoring gave them a total of 80 points. This was 50 points ahead of their closest rivals, and brought home the shiny new trophy.

Well done to Athena, Alfie, Amy and Jonathon.

Could you solve these questions:

What is the highest mountain in England?

What does this dingbat say:


Correct Answers to Mr Ward by next Friday will be put in a draw for a prize….

Barnes Harriers

World Book Day