Welcome to our school.
We are a small, semi-rural school set in the heart of Barton village. Our school boasts smaller than average class sizes, excellent resources and a large playing field. We pride ourselves in knowing our children well and visitors often comment on the family atmosphere and sense of security within school. I have been headteacher of the school since 2007, first as Mrs Bolton and more recently as Mrs Goodwin.
Our children are taught in bright, airy, well-resourced classrooms. Our small class sizes mean that we know our children as individuals and are able to provide additional support or extend learning as appropriate, allowing each child to achieve to the very best of their abilities. We promote high expectations of behaviour and believe that each child should be given every opportunity of personal success, be it sport, art, music or the more academic subjects. With this in mind we offer a wide range of extra curricular activities including netball, football, dance, table tennis, computer, music and craft. We take part in a wide range of sporting events and recently participated in the Lancashire Schools Dance Festival at the Guild Hall in Preston.
Our modern building is well-maintained and the outdoor area has recently been developed so that children have a large choice of play equipment, a ball game area, a garden area and trim trail. Each class has its own garden and children enjoy planting and caring for seedlings, the produce of which is offered to the church during harvest.
Our links with St Lawrence Church are strong. The vicar leads collective worship in school once a week and the children regularly participate in church services both in school time and on Sundays.
The school has been awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark, which recognises good teaching in Maths and English; the National Healthy Schools Mark, the School Achievement Mark and numerous Learning Excellence Awards.
This website will provide you with further information about the general organisation of the school. However, to get a true flavour of our school I am more than happy to show you around the building and introduce you to some of the children and staff who make up the St Lawrence school family. I look forward to meeting you soon.