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The 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 Hopwas and the surrounding villages. 

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

We are part of the Tame Valley Co-operative Learning trust - 'A journey of limitless opportunities.' 

Safeguarding Statement:

Thomas Barnes Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Education Policy which can be viewed by clicking on the 'Key Information' tab and then 'Policies'.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism. 


Your Designated Safeguarding Leads  - Mrs E Tibbets and Mr C Reilly

Your Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads - Mrs K Phillips and Mrs S Jarman

Your Safeguarding Governor - Mr N Price


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