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Our History

Our school is set in the beautiful village of Hopwas and is nestled between the Coventry Canal, Hopwas Woods and the picturesque banks of the River Tame. It caters for pupils between the ages of 4 and 11 years of age from Tamworth and the surrounding villages. 

The original school dates back to the 1700s when a local orphan, Thomas Barnes, was found in a barn - hence the name. He was raised and educated by the families in Hopwas and then eventually moved to London and became successful. He later returned to our village and established the school in gratitude for the help he was given.


If you have any photographs, documents or anecdotes about our history then please get in touch.