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Barnwell School



http://www.barnwell.herts.sch.uk/
Institution Type: Community School
Age Range: 11 - 18
Gender: Mixed
Religious Character: Does not apply.
School Capacity: 1936
Pupils on Roll: 1442 Boys: 713 Girls: 729
Admissions Policy: Comprehensive
Head: Mr R Westergreen-Thorne Med
Tel: 01438 222500
Barnwell
Stevenage, HRT, SG2 9SW
United Kingdom
51° 53' 23.2908" N, 0° 10' 22.5444" W
See map: Google Maps

Locality: Shephall
Local Authority: Hertfordshire
Parliamentary Constituency: Stevenage

Ofsted school description

Barnwell is significantly larger than the average comprehensive school. The pupils' social and economic backgrounds vary but are average overall. The proportion known to be eligible for free school meals is close to the national average. The number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is less than half the national figure and the proportion of those whose first language is not English is low. The proportion of pupils registered by the school as having learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below average, and so is the proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs. There are a small number of looked after children in each year group.
Barnwell School grew rapidly after the closure of a neighbouring school in 2006. The local authority is continuing the reorganization of education in Stevenage and Barnwell is scheduled to be the only secondary school serving the southern part of the town in 2012. The school operates on two sites one mile apart; Years 7 to 9 are accommodated at Barnwell West and Years 10 to 13 are taught at Barnwell East. The school is the hub of the local extended school provision and provides a full range of local services. The local authority has committed funds from the Building Schools for the Future programme to the construction of new premises for Barnwell when the neighbouring Heathcote School site becomes vacant in 2012.
The school has been granted specialist business and enterprise status and has also received the following national accreditations: Artsmark Gold, ICT Mark, the Healthy Schools Award, Investors in People and Sportsmark Gold.

School pupil demographics

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Ofsted School Assessment

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Special needs & Pupil: Teacher ratio

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GCSE: % of pupils with 5 A-C passes

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A-level: Points/ Entry

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GCSE: 5 passes + Eng/ Maths

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A-level: CVA

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