It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your child to Belgrave St. Bartholomew's Academy, which is part of the St. Bart's Multi-Academy Trust.
I am extremely proud to hold the positions of Principal and are passionate about providing the best learning experiences for all our children. We pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming and one of our many strengths is our caring and inclusive ethos.
As a Church of England school, our fundamental aim is to promote the teachings of Jesus through our respect of one another whilst teaching pupils about other faiths, traditions and cultures so that they learn to understand and appreciate the richness and diversity of our school and the global community.
From the minute you step inside our academy, you will see that we all work towards one main aim; ‘Being the best that we can be, together.’ Every child and adult is encouraged to flourish and reach their full potential regardless of age, gender, ability or faith and we do this together, as a family.
SBMAT ANNUAL REPORT
High expectations for good behaviour are fundamental if our children are to develop positive long-term relationships and remain happy and safe. This is one of the many outstanding areas highlighted in the academy’s most recent Ofsted inspection. Pupils constantly demonstrate the school’s values and high expectations through exemplary behaviour. They respect adults and each other. They work collaboratively, showing tolerance and sensitivity to the needs of others. (Ofsted, March 2017)
At Belgrave St. Bartholomew’s academy, we recognise the important of strong relationships with families and the community in order to support children’s learning and celebrate their success. We do this by opening our doors and inviting family, friends and members of the community to share in our worship, achievement celebrations and curriculum outcome days. We have a vibrant and creative curriculum where children’s learning is enhanced by specialist teaching and a wide variety of extra-curricular sporting activities and after-school clubs, for pupils in all key stages.
Whilst this introduction to our academy is brief, I hope it has given you a flavour of what we are about and I warmly invite you to visit us to see for yourself. You can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.
We look forward to meeting you and your child very soon.
Mr G. Barlow