Welcome to the St Barnabas’ CE Primary School!

St Barnabas’ Primary School, Tunbridge Wells, is a Voluntary Aided Church School, with our ethos and values reflected in strong Christian tradition. Fr John Caster, our Parish Priest, leads weekly worship and regular school Mass services in St Barnabas’ Church, as well as contributing to the teaching and learning of RE.

As a smaller school we have the privilege of knowing every child really well, from our youngest to the oldest pupil. We greatly value all members of our school community and place our partnership and relationships with families, community and church at the top of our priority list!

In November 2014 Ofsted  graded our school as GOOD! Our report highlights:

This is a happy, caring and friendly school with a strong family atmosphere. One pupil summed this up with the comment, ‘The whole school is your family and you have lots of friends here.’

‘Pupils have good attitudes to learning, are proud of their school and work hard.’

In June 2015 our Diocesan Inspection graded St Barnabas’ CE Primary School as a Good church school with OUTSTANDING leadership.

These are exciting times for our school; our doors are always open and you are very welcome to visit us and to see for yourself just what it is that makes St Barnabas’ School so very special.

We look forward to meeting you.

Moira Duncombe



Contact Us

St Barnabas’ Primary School
Quarry Road
Tunbridge Wells
Tel:01892 522958
Fax:01892 542890


Office staff:

Mrs Vikky Scammell

Mrs Jeni Reeves


Our School Vision

All children are created uniquely and loved by God.
We are entrusted with the privilege of nurturing and developing these children.

Providing an Outstanding education will enable children to reach their full potential in life
Children will contribute meaningfully to the future of our community and society at large.

The Christian faith plays a vital role in informing behaviour and moulding character of all adults and children in the school community.



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