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.
Frank Barnes receives 'Healthy School' award again!
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Thursday 9th November: Theme for the day was 'Bilingual Education: A Brighter Future for Deaf Children.' Included in the day were also speakers from various countries and discussions about Sign Language in the Family. One of the main items that they enjoyed was an explanation on how bilingualism has shifted in our current climate from Traditional Bilingualism to Dynamic Bilingualism where children and adult can switch between two languages or more throughout their lives without having to rigidly stick to either languages each time but to vary between the two languages at any time. Also discussed were the benefits of Sign Bilingual Education and how there is more research and evidence on children progressing well having a bilingual education.
“My child is in the best place she could possibly be. I can't imagine anywhere else that could meet her needs as a whole child. ” Parent