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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School Learning for Life

About Us

Vibrant learning community

Fawbert & Barnard’s is a vibrant learning community where children develop the values, attitudes and habits they need to live fulfilled lives and to become confident, life-long learners and responsible members of society.

Welcoming and Caring Environment

Within a welcoming and caring environment, we aim to inspire children so they develop enquiring minds, a sense of discovery and a love of learning.  Our children realise the importance of working hard and making an effort because we know that this, together with a positive attitude towards constructive feedback and challenge, is vital for personal growth and development. 

At Fawbert and Barnard’s, learning is exciting and engages children so that they develop skills, knowledge and habits such as resilience, reflectiveness and resourcefulness.  Staff are passionate about ensuring learning is creative and effective, and that children are clear about what they need to do next to improve so they make as much progress as possible.

We offer a broad range of experiences for our pupils.  The core offer of our curriculum promotes personal development – including values based education and high quality PE – and achievement in the basic skills of reading, writing and maths.  In addition, we are developing excellent practice in music and the arts, outdoor learning and global learning.

A sense of History

The school has a wonderful sense of history and tradition.  At the same time, we aim to be forward looking and innovative in our practice.  We are passionate about staff development and currently have several members of staff studying for qualifications.  We host student teachers each year from Cambridge University and Essex Primary SCITT.

Working together

We recognise how important it is for school and parents to work together to ensure children have the best possible opportunities in their primary education and we value our relationships with parents.

Visitors to our school often comment on the positive atmosphere, the excellent attitudes and manners of the children, and how much the children enjoy their learning.

David Burles
Headteacher