Thank you very much for taking an interest in Barton School, which is a Church of England Voluntary Aided School for girls and boys age 4+ to 11+. The information on our website explains our philosophy, aims and organisation, and Barton's strengths as a Church of England school.
We firmly believe that the recipe for success is a strong partnership between home and school. Together we share the responsibility for the all-round development of your child. Confidence in the school comes from knowing and understanding what is happening within it. We have lots of fun as well as striving hard to help our children get the most from their education.
During the last week of term, some of our pupils helped staff from Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital to release six hedgehogs in an area behind the church. A reporter from the Cambridge News came along to watch, and we are delighted that the hedgehog release has been featured in one of their slideshows this week (click here to open the Cambridge News page in a new window).
We ordered some sensory plants through the Morrison’s Let's Grow vouchers scheme, which have now arrived and were planted by the children in Gardening Club on Monday.
- For their smell, we chose chocolate daisies (seeds) and curry plant;
- For their taste, we chose chives, mint and wild strawberry;
- For touch, we chose African sundew plant and lamb's ears.
Thank you all for your support with this project.
Goodbye to Mrs Floate
As you know, at the end of this term we say goodbye to our longstanding cleaner-in-charge, Mrs Floate. Yesterday the staff, Governors and friends gave her a farewell tea party and today the children presented her with books they had made. Mrs Floate will be missed but has promised to come and see us regularly.