Welcome to our School


Please browse through our website where you'll find lots of information about our school.  To read the school policies please enter the 'Parents' section.

At 'The Ellis' you will always find a warm welcome and a friendly face.  Founded in 1826 as part of the George Ellis Educational Trust, the school is now housed in a beautiful building, purpose-built for education in the 21st Century.

We are a Church of England Voluntary Aided School belonging to the Sheffield Diocese.  As a Church of England school, our practice is built on the basic Christian belief that we are all made in the image of God and the dignity and worth of the individual is at the heart of all we do.

We believe that our school should:

Provide high quality teaching and learning experiences for each child, each day.

Take account of what parents and pupils expect of the school.

A vision for The Ellis Church of England Primary School:

We take as our vision the following paraphrase from St. John's Gospel:

'... in order that they may have life and have it abundantly.' (John 10:10)

Our School Aims:

*  To create a secure, happy and loving environment

*  To meet the needs of all individuals

*  To ensure high standards of both teaching and learning

* To encourage the fulfilment of potential and recognise achievement

*  To meet the requirements of the National Curriculum

*  To provide a broad and balanced education to develop the whole child

*  To encourage the children to be self disciplined, caring and responsible towards others

*  To promote positive self-esteem, confidence and independence

*  To constantly reflect the Christian ethos of our school in our relationships with the children, their families and the wider community

Our Mission Statement:

As a Church of England Primary School, as well as the school for the village of Hemingfield, our mission is to create a successful learning environment which will clearly reflect the Christian values of our foundation.  We can do this by:

*  Recognising that the education of the children involves partnership

*  Recognising that each member of our community has a unique potential to fulfil

*  Creating an environment where the confidence and self esteem of each individual is nurtured

*  Meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum through careful planning and resourcing

*  Monitoring and improving the quality of the service we provide

Our aim is to provide our children with a loving and happy school where Christian values guide moral and spiritual development for the future.

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School Street, Hemingfield, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 0PS