Thank you for visiting our website, where you should find lots of information about our 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.

In a society that sometimes doesn’t recognise the potential of deaf children, that ambition can seem challenging and distant. Thar’s where Frank Barnes School comes in, believing that every child does have unique potential. We will help your children achieve the academic and personal skills to grasp every opportunity the world holds for them. That’s why we believe our children will ‘Learn, Grow and Flourish’.

Our bilingual philosophy – recognising both English and British Sign Language – and our investment in each child’s individual learning has led to our international reputation as a centre of excellence for the education of deaf children.

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.

Whether you are a parent or professional we hope that once you have read  more about our school you will consider us to play an important role in your child’s future.

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On Saturday 27th October, Puss in Boots class were invited to go to a special performance event organised by the British Deaf History Society. This event was to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Suffragette movement, and took place at the Holiday Inn in Regent’s Park. When we arrived, we were whisked into a room where we had our costumes ready and rehearsed a little before dinner, which pleased the children immensely as they enjoyed menu choices such as pizza, chicken nuggets, fishcakes and chips! We were lucky enough to meet a famous Deaf man called Paddy Ladd, who has done a huge amount of work in Deafhood. A lovely opportunity, we managed to get a photo with him and inundate him with questions! We met a lot of lovely people and they asked us lots of questions about why we were at the BDHS, but as it was a surprise, we remained very tight-lipped, and escaped to get into our costumes before dessert arrived. The children delivered an amazing confident performance, and did so well, managing to remember all of their lines and what they needed to do. The audience absolutely loved the children and gave us brilliant feedback. After the performance, we met Agnes Dyab, who is the first Deaf female chair for the BDA in 127 years! It was so fitting with the Suffragette theme and inspiring to meet her. We managed to get a photo with her and listen to her advice to the children, to encourage them to have self-belief that they CAN do whatever they want. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the BDHS, especially Diane Webb, for making this happen and inviting us. In doing so, she inspired our Deaf Studies lesson planning and the children absolutely loved learning about the Suffragettes, especially Kate Harvey - a famous deaf Suffragette.

“Frank Barnes is an outstanding school. Pupils’ achievements are excellent because of very high quality teaching.” Ofsted

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