The Barclay School
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (February 2013)|
|Motto||Believe! Achieve! Exceed!|
|Chair of Governors||Andrew Boakes|
|DfE URN||117515 Tables|
|Houses||DeHavilland, Moore, Franklin & Brunel|
|Colours||Blue Yellow & Black|
Opening in 1949, it was one of the first purpose-built secondary schools constructed in the UK after the Second World War, and was awarded a Festival of Britain architectural award in 1951. In May 2009, the school celebrated its 60th anniversary.
The Barclay School Karting team has been around since 1971.
The school Ofsted review in May 2012 categorised Barclay as 'satisfactory' with good capacity to improve.
The school is well known for its open riser stairs, being some of the first in the country.
The Barclay School has also housed many students that have achieved success. Most notably Manchester United and England international winger, Ashley Young.