Welcome to our Stanhope Barrington CofE Primary School website. Our school is a unique and creative place to learn and I am very proud to be the Head Teacher of such an amazing school.
We are very much a family school and refer to everyone involved as being part of our Stanhope Barrington family.
Our school is a member of a Multi-Academy Trust called the Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Learning Trust (DNDLT). We joined the Academy in April 2020 and work closely with the Trust to ensure the very highest levels of quality provision.
We are currently graded as ‘Outstanding’ by both Ofsted (2013) and SIAMS – the Church Inspection (2016) and are extremely proud of this achievement.
Our aim is to support every individual to fulfil their potential through the delivery of a curriculum which is wide ranging and offers children the opportunities to explore the world around them at a local, national and international level.
Stanhope is a small market town based in the Durham Dales and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. We are part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a UNESCO Geopark. In addition, we have peat bogs in the local area which are as important to managing climate change as the Amazon Rainforest! The local area is also steeped in important history and with such a rich local environment we do everything we can to ensure that we work closely with our local partners to provide a wider learning environment for our children.
Every child is treated as an individual and we are structured into Learning Zones. This allows us to ensure that each child is allocated to the Learning Zone which most suits their learning needs at that time based on a wide range of criteria. Each Learning Zone has their own ‘Superpower’ which the children achieve throughout the year with the idea being that they have collected all of their ‘superpowers’ by the end of their primary education to ensure that they are secondary ready.
We are both a Church of England school and also a Community school and I believe that we get the balance right in terms of our approach as a CofE school. We have embedded Core Christian Values which we refer to as KFC – no not the chicken! This stands for Kindness, Fellowship and Confidence and we focus on one per term. Within this we explore the themes which support each of these core values.
The various sections of our website should give you a very detailed insight into our school but if you would like any further information please contact our school office on 01388 528218 and we will do our very best to help you.
Mrs. D. Cross