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Barnes Farm Infant School
Henniker Gate, Chelmer Village, CM2 6QH, UK Chelmsford
+44 (0)1245 467474

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It is our pleasure to welcome you to our website, the idea of which is to give you an insight into the school, from school information and policy details to events and job vacancies. We hope it will also provide a means of keeping you up-to-date with the latest school news, and from the following link you may subscribe to our eNews service. This enables you to receive the latest newsletter each month straight to your inbox.

Do feel free to contact us if you have any questions or require further information.

- Tim Barrett, Headteacher

school profile button 2006Click on the box to see the School Profile 2005/6 (replacing the Governors' Annual Report to Parents)

results title 2007Please click here to see some of our recent achievements, and for a more detailed comparison with national results, go to the school information section on the left.

School Ethos and Values

Barnes Farm Junior School has a reputation for being a well-ordered and caring community where children and adults respect each other, take responsibility for themselves and each other, and strive to do their best.

School Hours

School day: 8.55am to 3.15pm

Lunch: 12.15pm to 1.20pm

The school is open from 8.45 a.m. No responsibility can be taken for children on the premises before this time. Children should not arrive earlier unless prior arrangements have been made with a particular teacher as in the case, for example, of an early club/activity. Those who go home for lunch must not return before 1.15pm. Parents who feel it necessary to accompany their children to school are requested, for reasons of safety, to leave and meet them well away from the exit doors.

School Meals

School Meals

A cooked meal is provided by Scolarest and school meals, which cost £1.70 per day, should be paid for on Monday mornings or the first day of the school week, where appropriate. The exact money for the week is appreciated and cheques should be made payable to ‘Barnes Farm Junior School’. A record is kept in school of any credits which might occur through children’s absences, and this is carried forward to the following week. Click on the link for details of our Healthy Schools Award.

To see this term's menus, please click on the School Dinners link in the bar on the left.


Our Aims Are:

- To provide a stimulating environment which promotes a secure, happy, supportive and caring atmosphere.

- To enable pupils to develop lively enquiring minds, the ability to question and discuss rationally, and to apply themselves to tasks.

- To enable children to understand and use language effectively and imaginatively in reading, listening, writing and speaking, in order to communicate in a meaningful way.

- To enable children to develop a good mathematical knowledge and the understanding to be able to apply mathematical skills.

- To enable children to communicate effectively through the use of a wide range of Information Communication Technology equipment.

- To enable children to develop their skills and knowledge of scientific ideas through practical first-hand experience wherever possible.

- To promote positive partnerships with parents.

- To enable children to have opportunities of experiencing and appreciating the creative arts.

- To enable children to participate fully in all forms of physical activity while developing skills, agility and team spirit and thus promoting a healthy lifestyle.

- To enable children to reflect on and consider their surroundings and each other.

- To enable the children to understand the world in which they live from a historical as well as a present-day point of view, whilst fostering a tolerance for others' beliefs and ways of life.

- To encourage each individual to develop his or her potential for a greater self-esteem.

- To provide an environment where all members of the school community feel valued and are given opportunities for their views to be heard.

- To maintain the school's good relationship with the local and wider community.

- To enable children to become self-motivated, self-confident and self-disciplined so that they will strive for the highest possible standards in all aspects of school life.


Pastoral Care and Discipline

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The school is a community in which behaviour is based on mutual respect and consideration for others. To help our pupils develop in maturity, we have devised a whole-school approach to discipline ensuring that all teachers treat pupils in a consistent manner. We have called our plan a 'Positive Behaviour Strategy', the purpose of which is to enhance the development of positive relationships between pupils, teachers, parents and other members of the school community.

Our plan is based upon a balance of rights and responsibilities, rewards and praise for children making the right choices. Pupils have to know that good behaviour brings desirable consequences and bad behaviour brings unpleasant consequences. We believe children should have:

the right to be SAFE

the right to LEARN and

the right to be HEARD.

Click on the links to see the following:

Behaviour Management Policy

Home School Agreement (including School Rules for Responsible Internet Use and Consent to School Use of Photography)


Schools have a duty to report the following to the Local Education Authority:

- continuous pupil absences of two weeks or more

- pupils who fail to attend regularly, except where such absences are covered by a letter from parents.


School starts at 8.55 a.m. and children who arrive between 8.55 and 9.30 a.m. receive a late mark. Attendance registers close at 9.30 a.m. and children arriving after this time are marked absent. Persistent latecomers will receive a late note to give to their parents. Reasons for lateness should be given either to the class teacher or the Headteacher. If persistent unexplained absences occur, the matter will be referred to the Education Welfare Officer.

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