Headteacher Welcome

Prospective Year 7s - don't forget to look at the Starting@Barclay page
Dear Parent/Carer and Students,
 I hope this website, and our prospectus, will give you a snapshot of our energetic and vibrant school and will encourage you to visit and meet our students and staff. I would ask you to browse the website to gain an insight into our recent news and events. 
We are all justly proud of The Barclay School. Our superb team of highly motivated staff are fully committed to the education of the whole child and offer a rich, varied and engaging curriculum combined with an extra-curricular experience that is second to none. We are extremely proud too of our truly comprehensive caring and inclusive school where each individual is valued. We aim to ensure that the unique potential of every student is fully realised. 
Our students are happy, successful individuals and we strive to ensure that as they leave us at the age of 18 they are confident, well qualified and ready to make a substantial contribution to the world. 
I am delighted to be the Headteacher of such a purposeful learning community that provides so many opportunities for our students. We endeavour too, as a member of The Stevenage Inspire Federation, to be at the heart of the community, working closely with our local primary schools and other organisations. 
Do come to see our school in action and experience for yourself the many special qualities that make up The Barclay School. 
Jacqui O’Connor, Headteacher

The Barclay School is underpinned by our 5 core values.

Believe! Achieve! Exceed!

We believe in our potential to exceed all expectations and to have a unique impact on the world
We are proud to be members of The Barclay School and believe that education empowers us to shape our futures
We value learning and welcome new opportunities and experiences
We work our hardest and take pride in what we achieve and celebrate the achievement of others.
We strive to make the relationships between all members of our school community warm, positive and encouraging.


  1. Barclay prospectus Aug 15