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Welcome to our History page!

At St. Barnabas and St. Paul’s Primary School, our children learn how to be Historians.


We believe that a well-rounded History curriculum provides our children with an opportunity to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We have carefully designed our History curriculum so that children gain this knowledge as they progress through school.


A high-quality History education helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. The knowledge and skills gained and developed in History are also transferrable to many other areas of the school curriculum including: Art, English, Reading, Writing and Science.


Through our History curriculum, at St. Barnabas and St. Paul’s, we strive to inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the past that will remain with them for their rest of their lives. Through the teaching of History, we aim to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History by providing a broad, balanced and adaptive curriculum ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills. 


“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt.





At our school, planning, teaching and learning is supported by ideas from Kapow Primary and the Historical Association.

This inspires, enables and encourages our pupils to become involved in History in the classroom and everyday life. 

St Barnabas & St Paul’s Church of England Primary School

Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1SN

01254 698413