Barnes is an interwoven community comprising different people with different beliefs, religion, tradition, and nationality and race. Our school assemblies provide a formal focus for children to understand how they fit in as part of the whole vibrant school family.
Morning assemblies last for around 20 minutes and usually happen at least once a week, conducted with the active participation of the students and teachers and focusing on themes appropriate to each season of the year and term time activities.

Welcoming parents and the wider community
Assemblies are held to affirm good timekeeping and the discipline of sitting and listening attentively, as well as to reinforce Barnes’ values. They are an opportunity for pupils to hear important announcements and messages; perform songs; join in prayers; and receive rewards or accolades for achievements in their curricular activities. In addition, The Community Police, Fire Service and Health Promotion Teams are regularly welcomed to deliver messages about Road Safety, e Safety and Water Safety.

Some assemblies may include calls from visiting authors and poets, artists and musicians and throughout the year, we enjoy larger assemblies where parents and carers (Friends of Barnes) can see pupils perform in school concerts, musical and dramatic performances.