Welcome to Watling Park School, a primary free school in Barnet which opened in September 2015. The school has now reached full capacity for 420 pupils with classes from Reception to Year 6. We are part of the Bellevue Place Education Trust - for more information: click here.
As well as state-of-the-art facilities, this new building brings fresh investment into the area for the pupils and local community. Our grounds feature a 2G (artificial grass) multi-use games pitch for use not just by the school, but also community groups in the evenings and at weekends. It is our ambition to offer free or low-cost community use of these facilities to local groups for at least 2 sessions a week, with access every evening and weekend. For more information about how to let this facility or other parts of the school please click this link.
What’s special about our school?
You will notice the bright, colourful and calm environment with children who are excited and happy to be learning, very well behaved and actively participate in all lessons and opportunities.
We teach exciting topics, starting with a ‘bang’ to get them fully engaged. We stimulate and inspire our children to develop their interests and equip them with lifelong learning skills through a broad, rich and exciting curriculum. This includes undertaking creative tasks such as making Roman soldier outfits, designing and making large graffiti murals when learning about ‘Crime and Punishment’ or writing persuasive letters full of reasons for nominating the next new school pets to get. A diverse range of trips and visits, outdoor learning and creative focuses including Arts, Science/Technology/Maths (STEM) special weeks, where children are involved in new experiences and can be taught by specialists in their areas adds to children’s excitement and passion for learning.
Parents are engaged in celebrating learning too with assemblies, WOW days where children present their learning in a range of ways including cooking meals, sharing their creative learning or even designing videos.
We are proud of the high-quality education our school offers including for core subjects such as English and Mathematics but this is made as meaningful as possible by intertwining it with real life learning and experiences.
We also offer a range of before and after-school care along with a range of lunchtime clubs including cooking, film, football, cricket, netball, multi-sports, lego, technology, dance, drama, Spanish and numerous other clubs throughout the year.
We also offer a range of lunchtime and after school clubs which enhance provision further. Click here for more information.
Everything we do is underpinned by our school values: I CARE
I CARE (Integrity, Confidence, Appreciation, Responsibility and Excellence – values taught at every age and celebrated at every opportunity. Our children speak with clarity and confidence about these values and demonstrate them in all aspects of school life – true testament to the multicultural and vibrant community the school embraces.
Our staff are high quality, committed and ambitious. We offer opportunities to develop and enhance your career, not just through support and guidance offered at Watling, but also through working collaboratively with other schools in the Trust, schools across Barnet including our partnership of local schools and a local secondary school.
We continue to broaden our links with the local community and look forward to continuing this over the coming year now we are a full school.
Please take the time to browse our website and watch our new video to discover what we are up to - we look forward to sharing our exciting adventures with you going forward!
Mrs Sally Quartson Headteacher