Barnes Junior School

Proud to learn, proud to achieve

Curriculum Intent

Our children will experience 'A Barnes Curriculum'!  This is an ambitious and inclusive curriculum, tailored to meet the needs and interests of all pupils, in which they will thrive and strive. It is innovative and aims to develop independent and resilient learners, giving opportunities for them to reach their full potential. Our inclusive approach aims to meet the social, emotional, cultural and academic needs of our learners.


Our Curriculum is structured by subject, which sit under the 'umbrella' of our four 'faculties' and are driven by our four 'Curriculum Cornerstones': Curiosity, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Community, as summarised in the image below. It is a curriculum we are proud to teach and one the children are proud to learn.  It will equip the children with the skills needed for learning and fulfilling their dreams.


For more information about our curriculum, you can speak to our Deputy Head Teacher, Miss Ward, or any of our subject leads. 


Alternative Provisions Available in School

The Hive

The Hive is an alternative provision for children within school who are on the Autistic Spectrum. Children who access The Hive follow a personalised curriculum to meet their needs, which includes English and Maths as well as topics of interest and life skills.


The Nest

The Nest is a short-term intervention provision within school to help children with their Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. The children follow the school curriculum within The Nest. Children take part in circle time daily. Within this time they are learning social skills: they explore emotions, techniques to help with those emotions, and life skills.

Both provisions have a structured timetable which includes a number of breaks throughout the day. The school day starts at 9.00am and ends at 3.30pm.

You can find out more about the Hive and Nest within our SEND information section