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A message from Nathan Powell - Acting Headteacher

May I offer you a very warm welcome to Bishop Barrington School. Our students, staff, the governing body and I, hope you find the information on our website informative and insightful, as it gives you a flavour of the school community of which are extremely proud of.

I have taught in Bishop Auckland for over 20 years and have seen the school progress through many significant developments and changes, but always keep its family-oriented ethos, one which cares and strives to provide the best for every child.

One such significant and recent development is our modern and exciting, ‘brand new’ school building. Schools however are much more than an outer shell. The outer shell needs strong and solid foundations. At Bishop Barrington, you will find a school which is built on four such solid foundations, rooted in the school community. These foundations are our ‘RISE values’: RESPECT, INSPIRATION, RESILIENCE and EXCELLENCE. These values permeate through our curriculum; inspiring every child to be a confident, knowledgeable, hard-working and resourceful learner, ready to succeed in a demanding and dynamic world.

On our website, you can find further information about our curriculum, policies and practices as well as the achievements of our school community. If you would like further information or an opportunity to visit, please get in touch. We look forward to demonstrating our ethos and values in person. In the meantime, thank you for visiting our website.

Nathan Powell

Acting Headteacher