Everyday is an open day – please contact our school office on 01254 702996 or email: [email protected] at your convenience to arrange an appointment for a tour around our school with Mrs Ham, our Headteacher. In the meantime, please click on the following link to see our virtual tour to look around our school, meet our school staff and children.

In year admissions

We currently have a small number of places available in a few of our classes. If you are interested in a place, please contact our school office and we would be happy to show you around our school. 


Celebration Worship – you are welcome to attend our Friday celebration worship at 9.05am (weekly), with light refreshments served from 8.55am, just report to the main school office.

Rhyme Time – We welcome children from birth to pre-school and for parents of children in our Reception class. This is held every Wednesday morning (except the first and last weeks of the half term) from 9.00am – 9.30am, starting from Wednesday 1st November 2023. No need to book just report to the main school office and refreshments will be served. 

Please have a look at the following presentations that we prepared for our new to Reception parents this year. 



If you would like your child to attend St Barnabas, please see below our Admission Policy which includes full details of our admission arrangements. We welcome personal visits to our school and please see our twitter feed @stbarnabasce , our facebook page St Barnabas CE Primary Academy, Darwen and our school website for further information and to get a feel of what our school is like.

The closing date for school Admissions for each September is the 15th January the same year. Applications received after this date will be classed as ‘Late’ and will be considered after all other applications and placed on a waiting list in the over subscription criteria order.

To apply for a place, please click on the following link.


To see whether you live within our Parish Boundary, please see the map below. 


Please find further information on primary school appeals by clicking on the link below:-


Admissions Documents

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BWDBC – School Admission Information

St Barnabas Parish Boundary