Aims and Ethos

Our School Motto

A personal journey of discovery, opportunity and success

Aims For Our Children

Be yourself, but be your best self.

That each child:

  • Develops an enduring love of learning
  • Has opportunities to shine and experience success
  • Finds their own voice as a confident, independent, creative thinker and problem-solver
  • Learns to be a team player and team leader
  • Grows into a well-rounded, tolerant citizen of an ever-changing world
  • Leaves us as a highly articulate, numerate, inquisitive and knowledgeable young person

Aims For Our School

Forward thinking since 1873

A school that:

  • Offers an innovative curriculum and co-curriculum which promotes risk-taking, creativity and ingenuity
  • Challenges every pupil regardless of ability and inspires them to achieve academic excellence
  • Provides the highest quality specialist teaching and facilities in sport, performing & creative arts, science & technology and modern languages
  • Is a supportive and caring ‘family’ with a role to play in the wider community
  • Values individuals and celebrates differences
  • Enables each pupil to gain a place at a secondary school which is right for them

Aims For Those Who Work At Lady Barn

Young minds in caring hands  

Professionals who:

  • Are positive role-models of the school’s motto and values
  • Are committed to personalised learning and knowing every child
  • Offer a broad, challenging and dynamic curriculum, inside and outside the classroom
  • Use a balance of traditional and innovative teaching methods