Barn Croft Primary is one of the few remaining single form entry primary schools left in the borough of Waltham Forest and we pride ourselves on knowing all our children as individuals. Our personalised approach extends throughout a child’s school career from the initial home visit in Early Years when staff take the time to get to know the parent and child through to ensuring that our Year 6 pupils are fully prepared for the transition to secondary school.
We are a friendly and inclusive school where children settle in quickly and make good progress. We work hard to ensure that we meet all the needs of all our children both academic, social, emotional and any particular special needs. We believe that at the heart of this success lie excellent relationships built on trust and respect – between the teachers and the pupils and between all the staff and the parents & carers. We are all learners and as such we acknowledge that we might not always get things right first time. However, we believe that by having good communication and open discussion with parents & carers we can ensure the very best primary school experience for the children.
The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher are available for discussing any issues or concerns and can be found most mornings in the playgrounds before school. We have a weekly newsletter which is sent electronically to parents & carers and is uploaded every Friday to the website, we hold termly Parent & Teacher Meetings to discuss the children’s progress and we conduct an annual Parent Survey so that we know what parents think of us and how we could improve. Good communication is a two way process, and we will also be in touch quickly with any parents where, for example, attendance is poor, behaviour or learning causes concern, a child is frequently late or comes to school without the correct uniform.
Barn Croft Primary is a good school which is continually striving to be better and provide the very best educational experiences for the children. We are also seen to be the hub of this wonderful community by the families we serve and this makes us very proud. Our hope is to develop our children into the future young people who will go out into the world carrying our values of COURAGE LOVE EXCELLENCE and prepared to make a difference and live happy, healthy lives.