WELCOME from the


As Chair of the Academy Transition Board for Barkerend Primary Leadership Academy, I work alongside my fellow Board members and Star Academies to ensure that every pupil develops their talents and fulfils their potential.

We provide enriching learning experiences, rewarding leadership opportunities, and a caring, safe and enjoyable environment for our pupils. We believe that character development is just as important as delivering excellent academic results, and we model the STAR values of Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect in all that we do. We ensure the Academy offers outstanding pastoral support and that our pupils have plenty of opportunities to make a positive contribution to the local community.

We evaluate the Academy’s performance in many key areas, ensuring Barkerend is equipped to deliver educational and operational excellence, outstanding teaching and effective leadership. Our Board members are passionate about the Academy, and keen to build on the excellent relationships staff have already developed with parents and the local community to ensure that Barkerend’s pupils are given every opportunity to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Kieran Larkin

Chair of the Academy Transition Board