Thank you for visiting our website, where you should find lots of information about our small and friendly school. We have been rated as ‘outstanding’ again by Ofsted and have a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence for deaf education. Children from across Greater London and from many different backgrounds attend our school from the age of 2 – 11.
We have a bilingual philosophy which means that we teach using both British Sign Language (BSL), the language of the Deaf community, and English, the language of the hearing community. We value these languages equally and want our children to be competent in both.
We have now settled into our wonderful new school. All of the classes are bright and spacious and fitted out with brand new furniture and the latest technology, including Soundfield systems. They all have amazing views over the Regent Canal, Kings Cross and London! The children really enjoy their new learning environment. We look forward to seeing you all again at our joint Frank Barnes and Kings Cross Academy ‘International Summer Fair’ on Friday 7th July, from 6pm to 9pm.
You can view the latest photos of the school here.
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BSL Recognition Day: On the 18th March 2003, the British Government officially recognised BSL as a language although not legally. On Wednesday 15th March 2017, we celebrated the 14th year since the recognition day by hosting our annual BSL Recognition Day. Rushey Green, James Woolfe and Roding Schools joined us for a day of everything BSL! The British Deaf Association held their Sign Language Week from the 13th -19th March. Their theme was ‘Dream Big’ so we focused our BSL Recognition Day around this theme. In the morning, we played Occupation Bingo and we learned some new signs for some jobs! Then the children watched a video of Deaf professionals who work in a range of occupations signing their names, what it is they do and telling the children to Dream Big! Later, after lunch, all the children worked in teams to play ‘Pop the Hand’, where they had to search for pictures to represent different jobs. Then we counted how many pictures each team found. Team Builders were declared the winners and each builder received a prize! We ended the day in Frank Barnes tradition of having scrumptious cakes! Our lovely TAs worked hard to make three different types of cakes to cater for all dietary needs. They were quickly demolished!
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