Barnby Dun Primary Academy

Church Road, Barnby Dun, Doncaster, DN3 1BG

Headteacher/ Principal
Mrs C Robinson

Barnby Dun Primary is a happy, welcoming, warm, vibrant school where everyone is valued and respected. Our motto 'Growing and Learning Together' reflects our commitment to working in partnership with all stakeholders to effectively meet our aims and provide the absolute best for the fabulous children in our care!

 Our shared philosophy is based on the belief that we should strive for the very highest quality in every aspect of school life.  We recognise that this requires consistently high expectations of the children in terms of their work, attitudes and behaviour.  It also requires equally high expectations of ourselves in the ways we provide for and nurture our children. Our philosophy is also based on the genuine belief that all children can succeed and be their best and that self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline underpin all learning.

Every aspect of our school reflects our desire to achieve the highest possible standards. 

We believe that children are best motivated by, and learn most effectively through a variety of teaching methods and experiences.  The direct teaching of skills and knowledge is balanced by opportunities for first-hand experience, guided discovery and investigation.  We recognise the need for a consistent approach to teaching and learning which is creative, varied and imaginative.  We are open minded to new ideas and the implementation of new initiatives.  We recognise the needs of our community, the high expectations of parents and the individual character and interests of every child. 

Central to the success of our school is strong teamwork and positive relationships where there is openness and trust, appropriate challenge, co-operation and support, strong leadership and the opportunity for individual development. Recognising and celebrating success, at every level, is extremely important.

We are extremely proud to hold several awards: Inclusion Charter Mark, Arts Mark Gold (third time), Anti-Bullying Charter Mark Silver award, Healthy Learning, Healthy Lives award, International School award, Investors in Pupils standard, Eco schools silver. We are currently working towards Eco- schools Gold/Green Flag.

In our most recent Ofsted Inspection, in July 2016, we were judged as good in all areas. Our outcomes, based on statutory assessments at the end of F2, Yr1, Yr2 and Yr 6, are consistently above or well above National figures, at both expected and greater depth/exceeding.