Headmaster’s Welcome

Headmaster’s Welcome

The Barfield Journey is something incredibly special and one that so many families have enjoyed over the years. 

My own personal journey began here in 2019, when I came for my first tour of the school ahead of my final interview for the role of Headmaster. Within minutes of the tour, I knew that I had found a school which embraced and promoted the same values as those I believed in, and I could feel the sense of warmth, family and happiness as I wandered around the impressive 12 acre woodland site. 
All of our efforts here at Barfield go into creating an environment where children are allowed to be children and their early educational experience is one of excitement, exploration and intrigue. Our family ethos ensures that we are able to build strong relationships between school and home, and children know exactly where to turn if they hit a bump in the road. Lovely small class sizes, coupled with a wonderful team of staff, provides the perfect platform for each child to flourish and individuality is not only valued but encouraged.  We see our role as providing opportunities and opening doors for the children, both inside and outside of the classroom, and then giving them the confidence to try new things along the way. We celebrate the small things on a daily basis, as it is these victories which puts air in their balloons and makes them realise what they are capable of.  
In addition to making sure that your child absolutely loves their time here at Barfield Prep School, we also know the importance of supporting each family to ensure that the next chapter of their educational journey is a positive one. Our oldest children move on to a variety of Senior Schools each year, and this is a process in which we are on hand every step of the way. As a school we carefully prepare the children for their transition and love that they leave us not only with a strong academic profile, but also with the skills and knowledge to succeed and a lifetime of happy memories.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit us, please do come and see first hand how we do things here at Barfield Prep School. We think you will love it! 

Andy Boyle
Headmaster