Headteacher’s Welcome

Dear Parent/Carer and Students, 

Welcome to the Barclay School’s new website.

It’s my privilege to lead the Barclay School on its journey back to good.

The school’s main aim is to develop our students’ potential to the full and to help them grow into successful, caring and respectful young people. In order to achieve this, Barclay provides a safe, supportive environment within which student’s academic, cultural and emotional needs are met. The school motto – “believe, achieve, exceed” – underlines the opportunities for all members of the Barclay community. There is outstanding pastoral support so that our students are able to engage with the curriculum, make progress and enjoy what the school has to offer.

We are ambitious and set ourselves challenging objectives. This is an exciting time for Barclay as we are improving the quality of teaching and learning. Our dedicated and hardworking staff team have a real commitment to ensuring that students have the opportunity to make progress and enjoy success. The Ofsted inspection report, published in October 2016 clearly identified where the school must improve and suggested what needs to be done to achieve a good rating once more.

We set high expectations and, as a result, our students are smart, well behaved and respectful. They have many opportunities for enrichment, both in school and through a range of educational visits, to enhance the learning in the classroom.

I hope that you find this website helpful and invite you to visit the school so you can see us in action. We look forward to meeting you.

Mark Allchorn, Headteacher


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Believe! Achieve! Exceed!

We believe in our potential to exceed all expectations and to have a unique impact on the world

We are proud to be members of The Barclay School and believe that education empowers us to shape our futures

We value learning and welcome new opportunities and experiences

We work our hardest and take pride in what we achieve and celebrate the achievement of others.

We strive to make the relationships between all members of our school community warm, positive and encouraging.