William Barnes Primary School

William Barnes Primary school is a Local Authority School which has a reputation for providing a rich, exciting and creative curriculum. Children are given the opportunity to grow academically, developing the numeracy and literacy skills they will need to make a good start at secondary school.


Venue address
Bridge Street
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1BZ
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:45-12:10 And 13:00-15:15
Tue: 08:45-12:10 And 13:00-15:15
Wed: 08:45-12:10 And 13:00-15:15
Thu: 08:45-12:10 And 13:00-15:15
Fri: 08:45-12:10 And 13:00-15:15

Service Details

Additional Information

Headteacher: Ms Karen Wrixon. In house support offered to individual children and small groups with counselling on behaviour issues and bullying. Parents are invited to be included in the process. School nurse available through Health Centre if needed. Lunch break: 12.10pm to 1pm. Also, on the school site you will find Stepping Stones Pre-School for children from 2 years to 4 years 11 months. For further information please call 07778 336928 or email Steppingstones@williambarnes.dorset.sch.uk. Additionally, there is William Barnes Primary School Breakfast Club for ages 4 years 1 month to 11 years 11 months. For further information please call 01258 472257 or email office@williambarnes.dorset.sch.uk.

Age Range Details
4 to 11 years.
Related Links
• School admissions, transport, term dates and free school meals
• School performance tables
• Check for school closures
• William Barnes Primary School Breakfast Club
Age Range
4 years 0 months to 11 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
14/03/2017 Good View here


Wheelchair accessible
Mainly ground floor access, except for Year 3 and 4 mobile classrooms where there is no ramp access.
Parking availability information
On site parking with disability bay.
Toilet facility information
wheelchair accessible toilet.
Other Facilities
Depending on needs - please enquire.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
William Barnes prides itself on being a very inclusive school. We are deeply committed to catering for all needs, no matter what they are, to enable all children to achieve the best they can. Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special education provision to be made for them. They may be finding it more difficult to learn than the majority of children their own age or they may have a disability which stops them from making full use of the educational facilities provided for the children of the same age in school. William Barnes has a team of very skilled and experienced teachers who work closely together to make sure everyone is making progress. Our SENDCo is Mrs Karen Wrixon and our SEND Governor is Mrs Rachel Barbet. Please see our website for our latest SEND information report and to read our SEND policy. You will also find information about our Accessibility Plan and Medicines and Intimate care policies. The school follows the guidance contained in the SEN Code of Practice 0 - 25 years
See our school's SEND policy and support information.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Bridge Street  Sturminster Newton  Dorset

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