Welcome to our school website.

At St Barnabas we strive to help every child to, ‘achieve great things’ and live ‘life in all its fullness’ by inspiring them with rich, fun experiences and equipping them with a love of learning. Our school has a strong Christian ethos built on our core Gospel values which the children chose themselves: Trust, Forgiveness,Friendship, Generosity, Respect, Service and Courage. St Barnabas was known in the Bible as an encourager so we try to follow his example and encourage others. With close links with our parish church, other schools in our multi-academy Trust and our dedicated team of staff, governors and parents, we take pride in, “Learning and growing together in a love-filled Christian family”. 

We would welcome you to come along and visit our school as ‘Every day is an open day at St Barnabas’. If you would like to arrange a visit then please contact our school office on 01254 702996 or email [email protected]. Please check out our school twitter feed @stbarnabasce or our gallery to see all of the fun things we get up to at St Barnabas.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you to our St Barnabas school family,

Mrs Becky Ham



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Image of Year 6 Leavers Service
19 Jul

Year 6 Leavers Service

This morning we said a special goodbye and good luck to our Year 6 children. It has been a fantastic seven years with them and they should be so proud of all the great things they have achieved. The following memories video shows how much they have lived life in all its fullness throughout their journey at St Barnabas. We wish them all the luck in the world at their new high schools and hope they will continue to shine from the inside out. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bjd1YKm-gFs&feature=youtu.be All the photos from today can be found here: https://www.stbarnabasdarwen.co.uk/photo-galleries/year-6-leavers-service-2 We also said a goodbye and thank you to Miss Baxendale. Her new school are so lucky to have her as she is a star! Thank you so much Miss Baxendale for your hard work and dedication to our school family over the last seven years. Thank you parents and carers for all of your wonderful support. Thank you also for your lovely words, cards and gifts. It has been a pleasure to have all of your amazing children in our school family and we hope they all have a well deserved rest. Wishing you all a fabulous Summer holiday and fingers crossed the weather stays like this. Many thanks, Mrs Ham

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18 Jul

Whole School Awards Ceremony

This morning, we had a special award ceremony to celebrate a fantastic 2023-2024 academic year here at St Barnabas. First of all, we said a huge well done to Harvey and Miss Reynolds. We thank Mrs Reynolds for the amazing support that she has given to Harvey and the rest of our school family this year and we celebrate all of the wonderful things that Harvey has achieved. We wish him lots of luck at his new school. We then moved on to our Progress Award, Star of the Year and Children’s Champion winners in Years Reception-5. We congratulated Olly in Reception, Eli in Year One, Martha in Year 2, Alfie in Year 3, Elsie in Year 4 and Betsy in Year 5 with the Progress award, Elsie in Reception, James in Year 1, Naomi in Year 2, Alice in Year 3, Declan in Year 4 and Matthew in Year 5 as the Stars of the Year and Edward in Reception, Evie in Year 1, Alfie in Year 2, Daisy in Year 3, Annabelle in Year 4 and Harry in Year 5 as the Children’s Champion. Well done to all of these children for their incredible effort this year. Mrs Gardener and Mrs Ham also presented two of our Year 4 children with special awards. We said a massive congratulations to Annabelle who won our Protecting the Planet award. This is an award that Rev David left after retiring a couple of years ago. It goes to Annabelle for her fantastic commitment to preserving the planet. They also presented the Sharon Kay Cup for Kindness to Bella for her kind, caring, loving and empathetic nature. Mrs Ham, our current Heads and Deputies and Sports Leaders then presented Harry as our new Head Boy, Hamza as our new Deputy Head Boy, Daisy as our new Head Girl and Rosie as our new Deputy Head Girl for next academic year and Matthew, Freddie, Austin, Ezmae, Brooke and Poppy as our new Sports Leaders for next academic year. Well done to all of these children for their very successful applications-we are sure that you’ll all do a fantastic job in your new roles! Mrs Ham then presented all the children in school who have achieved 96% attendance across this academic year- a huge well done to these children for their commitment to learning. Finally, the Rotakids then presented Darcy and James as the sweet jar winners. Thank you to all of our children who guessed the number of the sweets in the jars to raise money for East Lancs Hospice and well done to Darcy and James for guessing correctly. We are so proud of our whole school family for their hard work and dedication, they really have achieved great things and lived life in all its fullness. 

Image of Whitehall Park Disco
17 Jul

Whitehall Park Disco

Whitehall Park team enjoyed a disco in the school hall at break time today. They received the most house points this term. The children enjoyed some sweets, danced and also played musical bumps.

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