Head’s welcome message

I am delighted to welcome you to St. Bartholomew’s a thriving and high achieving Primary School in the heart of the village of Quorn. Our highly skilled and experienced staff ensures that the children have the best possible start to their education and are offered exciting opportunities to develop new skills and interests. As a result, children leave St. Bart’s with excellent aptitude and an enthusiasm to learn more about the world.

We have a superb learning environment, close links with the local community and St. Bartholomew’s Church, a highly dedicated Governing Body and a fantastically committed Parents' Group (FOSBA) who raise money to support the children’s learning.

You are very welcome to make an appointment to come and visit us at work and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Together, we are confident that we can help your child to get off to a flying start.

Alex Clark


About St. Bartholomew’s

We are a busy and thriving primary school in the heart of Quorn. Now 2.5 form entry, we are oversubscribed and currently have over 525 pupils on roll. The school is housed in modern buildings and set in an attractively green, wooded site.

Our smart, spacious classrooms are complemented by first-class facilities that promote an excellent working atmosphere - these include, a Music Studio, IPADS in the classroom in addition to an ICT suite. Our school library is a bright bustling hub of activity in the building and we offer individual, group and class instrumental lessons in a range of instruments. Music and Sport specialists ensure the highest quality lessons and clubs are provided for the children.

Our outdoor environment inspires learning and enables the children to flourish through use of an on-site science pond and beautiful, natural areas, a large sports fields and well equipped play area including trim trail and exercise circuit. Alongside these, we also have a quiet, reflective ‘Peace Garden’ space.

The children have a big voice through a number of pro-active clubs - School Council, Eco Club and Mini FOSBA. Community links with St Bartholomew’s Church and Rawlins Academy extend our provision.

Visits and visitors are an important element at ‘St Barts’ and our annual residential trips in Years 2, 4 and 6, are always thoroughly enjoyed by all who attend. Musicians, artists and theatre groups are just a few of our regular visitors who help us to consistently enrich the curriculum.

St. Bart’s is a fully accessible building, with ramped access and disabled toilet facilities. Most of the school site is structured on a single floor but has recently had four classrooms on a second storey which includes lift access.

The School has always enjoyed a close relationship with St. Bartholomew's Parish Church and Quorn Baptist Church. The Vicar has always been an ex-officio member of the Governing Board but in addition to this, there has been a development of goodwill over the years, with the Quorn Churches participating in Collective Worship and other ventures, to enhance awareness of spiritual dimensions to life amongst the school community. The relationship between School and Churches has always been beneficial to all concerned and will continue to be so.

Teaching and Learning

As a Church of England School we have a strong commitment to the teaching of Christianity and Spiritual developmentwhilst recognising the need for a multifaith approach to the curriculum.

We seek to achieve high standards as well as nurturing children’s spiritual, physical and social development. Our overall aim is to enable each child to succeed and attain his / her potential, irrespective of age or ability.The most effective way to achieve this aim is through promoting inquiry and curiosity, enthusiasm and challenge, sharing and learning together, openness and persistence.

At all times the needs of children whatever their ability, are catered for through careful differentiation and task. Pupils with Special Educational Needs are helped within the classroom and may be offered support from our highly effective Teaching Assistants. Our Special Needs co-ordinator is happy to speak to you about general issues related to special needs, if the class teacher cannot answer your questions.

Our school is a community that values everything to do with the learning process. We believe that effective learning takes place when children are able to work in a calm, purposeful and stimulating environment.Guiding children in their learning is a great privilege as well as being a responsibility.

At St Bartholomew’s we want learning to be meaningful and memorable.We believe it is important to make connections between different subjects and to link elements of learning so that children see a purpose to what they are doing in each lesson.

Effective learning will encourage independence, motivation, problem solving, resourcefulness, social skills and enjoyment in learning.These are the skills of lifelong learners.

Extra Curricular Learning

There are lots of extra curricular activities to join in with at lunchtimes and after school.

Football, Cross Country, ICT,Dance, International Club, Twitchers, Gardening and Choir are just some of the clubs on offer during the course of the school week.

We believe it is important to connect learning with first –hand experiences whenever possible.

Educational visits help to extend children’s learning and we regularly visit the City Centre, Coventry Cathedral,the Transport Museum and Partnership Centres in support of topics covered.

Our pupils particularly enjoy their visits to the Forest School which is on the school site. Here they learn about the world of nature, science and how to work co-operatively and safely.

Key Stage 2 pupils take part in annual residential visits to Coventry’s outdoor centre in Maentwrog, North Wales.

Our Vision

Our Vision: “A school at the heart of the community, which provides an exciting, challenging and supportive learning environment, where every child fulfils their potential.”

Our Mission: “To provide a high quality, nurturing and inclusive learning environment which promotes and celebrates high standards of progress and attainment in academic, sporting and creative learning as well as making a positive difference to everyone’s mental health and well-being.”

Our Community: “To maintain positive and effective partnerships between parents, carers and the community, and preserve and develop our religious character through working with the local churches.”

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