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 15th July, from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
You can view the latest photos of the school here.
Visit to St Pancras Lock
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On Friday, Key stage 1 and 2 children walked to the London Canal Museum and participated in a problem solving activity. We had a go at building model canal bridges and we discussed which shapes were the best shapes to construct bridges. We then put weights on our bridges to see whose bridge was the strongest. We all had fun doing this activity! We hopped on a barge outside the Canal Museum and enjoyed a short ride on the water and we then stopped outside Granary Square. We walked to the empty 15ft lock. There was no water in the lock so we all walked at the bottom. We were not allowed to touch the walls as they were very dirty. The project engineer talked to us about what they were doing and why it was important to clean the locks. We learnt that the locks are cleaned every 25 years!
“The quality of teaching and learning is excellent… and learning is driven forward at great pace. ” Ofsted