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.
BSL Curriculum Working Group - Friday 12th January 2018
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We have some exciting news, after meeting with the Sign Bilingual Consortium in the Summer 2017 (which consists of numerous schools across the UK, primarily England) it was agreed that we are in need of a BSL Curriculum for Primary and Secondary Schools with the aim of pupils learning BSL, its features, history and culture and most of all, the language itself. We agreed to set up a BSL Curriculum Working Group to get the ‘ball’ rolling! We will host an initial meeting on Friday 12th January 2018 to discuss starting the working group, creating an action plan for the curriculum, what the curriculum needs and who should / and want to be involved in the making of the BSL Curriculum. Please see attached poster of our invitation to this meeting. Do let us know if you are able to attend and we hope to see you hear in the New Year.
“The curriculum is carefully planned to provide pupils with the communication skills they need to be successful when they move to the next stage of their education” Ofsted