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About Us

Vantage Multi Academy Trust

St Barnabas is a sponsored academy, becoming part of the SS Simon and Jude Multi Academy Trust T/A Vantage Academy Trust family on 1st February 2019.

As a trust, we are deeply committed to improving outcomes for all children and supporting schools with a history of underperformance to become both inspirational and safe places in which to learn. We do this by investing in and developing exceptional teachers, leaders and support staff; building strong relationships with parents and our local communities; providing inspirational learning environments; and demonstrating high expectations for every school and every child across the trust. Please take some time to look around our website. We hope this gives you an insight into the ethos and education at St Barnabas Church of England Primary Academy.

Our Vision and Values

Preparing our children to shine brightly

St Barnabas is a caring, family school with Christian values at our core.  We want our staff, families and children to encourage, inspire, believe and achieve whilst living out our Christian values inspired by St Barnabas – love, generosity, compassion, forgiveness, service and courage.

 ‘Shine like stars in the universe’ Philippians 2: 14-15.

Personal Learning Goals

At the heart of our vision is a shared curriculum and approach to teaching and learning across our schools. The International Primary Curriculum and its eight learning goals are deeply embedded across all of our academies – providing both rigour and internationally recognised standards for all pupils.

The goals, which are shared by everyone in our schools, are:

  • Collaborator
  • Adaptable
  • Empathetic
  • Resilient
  • Communicator
  • Thinker
  • Respectful
  • Ethical