A very warm welcome to the Bartley C of E Junior School website.
My name is Karen Stonehouse and it is my privilege to be the Headteacher of this 'inclusive and aspirational junior school'.
We hope that as well as finding out information about our school, you will use this website as a resource to further develop children’s learning.
Whenever anyone joins our school, in any capacity, they immediately become part of the ‘Bartley family’, and remain so long after they have left. Our school vision states that, ‘We are committed to providing excellence everyday so each child can achieve, be happy and be successful in everything they do.’ It is a fundamental part of our belief that children will not learn unless they feel safe and happy and we place as much emphasis on developing children’s emotional and social well-being as we do on their academic achievement. By looking beyond our school, we know we have a responsibility to society for our children to become valuable citizens in the future.
The second part of our vision encapsulates the spiritual and Christian aspect of our Church of England School. It states that ‘Our Christian values foster love for ourselves and each other.’ We particularly focus on the values of friendship, trust, thankfulness and responsibility which underpin the ethos of our everyday practice.
Ofsted in November 2023 commented that 'there are high expectations for all, and pupils rise to meet them with pride. Pupils thrive in a positive learning environment.'
Enthusiastic children, excellent staff, memorable learning experiences, fun and exciting lesson opportunities and a rich curriculum all contribute to our happy school. During our Ofsted inspection it was noted that: 'Nobody is left behind' and that 'behaviour in class and around school is excellent.'
I am justifiably proud of all members of the Bartley C of E Junior School community and the fact that providing the best educational experience for the children is at the heart of everything we do. The comment on our Ofsted report that says: 'Pupils feel highly valued. This inspires them to try their best and make positive choices......Pupils oppose prejudice and promote equality' captures the everyday excellent practice we aim to provide to improve the outcomes of the whole child.
However, to find out for yourself, please ask members of the school community or make an appointment to visit.
We look forward to welcoming you to be part of our 'joyful school'.