A weekly snippet of life at Barndale. 

Daniel is working with staff to prepare a hot drink for himself at break-time. He collects all of the items he needs in response to a verbal prompt and then follows single step instructions, with some physical support, to complete the task.

Over the course of the term staff will gradually withdraw support to encourage Daniel to work as independently as possible.



Our OFSTED Report is ready!

We are absolutely thrilled with the result - Good with some outstanding features. Well done to all of our pupils, staff, parents and Governors for playing their part in making Barndale such an excellent school. 

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"[Barndale is]...a good and improving school."

"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding."

"Pupils love school."

"Teaching... is consistently good and sometimes outstanding."

"The behaviour and safety of pupils are outstanding."

The School's work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding."

"Statutory safeguarding requirements are scrupulously followed."

"Early years... get off to a flying start when they join the school."

"Relationships between students and staff [in the sixth form] are exceptional....Behaviour in the sixth form is exemplary."

"The Headteacher is passionate about meeting the needs of every pupil."




Our Super Sports Stars off to the Para Games in Berwick... and the Barndale Robin hopped onto the minibus dashboard - he wanted to come too!

Latest School Events

Christmas Fayre 10am-12pm, School Hall04Dec2015

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

RAF Boulmer Party, party clothes can be worn all day or brought in if the children wish09Dec2015

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

School Christmas Lunch10Dec2015

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Christmas Performance, Parents Welcome. St James' Hall, Pottergate. Mince Pies served afterwards15Dec2015

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Christmas Party for Pupils, party clothes can be brought in or worn all day if the children wish17Dec2015

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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