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 Tuesday 12th March, Puss in Boots Class went to Heathlands School for Science week and participated in Science experiments with Heathlands children all morning. It was a really beneficial learning experience for our children, they learnt how different chemicals react when put together and new Science terminology such as Borax, acid, react, which they are now applying in school work. Heathlands 3 Year 11 pupils should be praised for the excellent job they did demonstrating a number of Science experiments, explaining the process and giving instructions. We imagine they must have been nervous to speak to a group of us! Our Puss in Boots Class children all commented on the Science trip: ‘I liked seeing the Elephant toothpaste for India and Africa. Wow, great colours.’ ‘I saw the CO2, smoke everywhere, it was dangerous, I liked this.’ ‘I enjoyed the slime.’ ‘I liked the Elephant toothpaste, this was my first time.’ ‘I was surprised by the toothpaste.’ ‘I was very excited with all the different experiments.’ ‘M and I made pink slime with Borax and I had fun.’ ‘Thank you for the fun Science. I didn’t have to do any work this morning, Science is great! It was fun and nice to see Heathlands children.’ ‘I enjoyed the Elephant toothpaste and I had fun meeting friends and playing with children.’ ‘I put water with glue, then colour, then oil, then tablet to make lava. It was fantastic.’ ‘CO2 was amazing.’

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

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