About us

Barker’s Lane School is a happy, safe and caring community where children receive high standards of education and achieve their full potential. We are a single form entry, with a standard number of 30. We cater for children 3-11 years old situated on the outskirts of Wrexham.

We have two large infant classrooms; an Early Years classroom; four junior classrooms and a shared practical area; nurture area; a library; a large hall; and excellent play space including a multi use games area. We have a sensory garden with seating for whole classes and several recreational areas. We have a large well-established Conservation Area with a pond, outdoor classroom and natural canopy.

Barker’s Lane is a happy friendly school. High standards are achieved through taking care of each individual. We have high expectations for all pupils and work in partnership with parents to ensure the best possible education for every child. Our aim is to create a caring and secure environment where pupils enjoy learning, respect others, develop confidence and independence. Working together we can support each other to create this culture and aspire to our shared school vision –

“LEARN TOGETHER” – Let’s learn to enjoy, achieve, respect and nurture together.

Our approaches to learning and teaching challenge children to achieve their best in exciting, interesting and imaginative ways both indoors and outdoors. Developing children’s skills, confidence, competence and independence effectively promotes life-long learning.

The school was inspected in 2016, where inspectors reported on many strong features. The full report is available from our Documents page, school or on the Estyn website – www.estyn.gov.uk

Our school has been awarded the ‘Healthy Schools’, ‘ Eco-Schools’ and ‘International Schools’ awards, all reflecting the effective processes we have in place to enhance and extend learning.

All staff at Barker’s Lane place much emphasis on care and support for children. We have ‘before and after school’ club and Nursery Plus (additional provision for part-time pupils) amounting to ‘Wrap-Around’ care facilities from 7.45am-5.30pm if you require this.

Come and visit us, Barker’s Lane is a very effective school where we all strive for high levels of achievement and well-being. We take great pride in the friendly and welcoming ‘family’ atmosphere in the school where children and staff feel valued and respected.

Mrs C A Harrison-Edwards
Headteacher / Pennaeth