At Barlborough Hall we are in the enviable position of having a number of subject specialist teachers, whereas typically at primary school the class teacher delivers the whole curriculum.
The expertise we have in-house means pupils have French with a linguist, singing and composition with a music teacher and PE with expert coaches. We use the tried and tested Singapore method of teaching maths and every morning we run individual sessions for children who need a little extra teaching to help them master the basics in English or maths.
We have invested in the facilities, where the Grade I listings allows, to create dedicated space for subject specific lessons. We have a fantastic art room with wonderful views across the fields that inspire creativity, science lessons take place in a lab where pupils conduct experiments in a controlled environment, an ICT suite, theatre and dance studio. A modest chapel is where we celebrate mass and is used for quiet reflection.
Pupils have swimming lessons in our heated indoor pool and there is a cricket wicket, rugby and football pitches, netball, rounders, hockey fields and an adventure playground in the grounds. Not forgetting the superb sports facilities, including a UK Athletics certified track at Mount St Mary’s College, five minutes away.