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Barrow Primary School

Barrow LogoBarrow CEVC Primary School is an Outstanding School located on Colethorpe Lane in Barrow, Suffolk, near Bury St Edmunds. A small primary school, it caters for children in Reception to Year 4.

At Barrow Primary School, every child’s educational and personal development is important to us. As we know from personal experience, all children are individuals. They grow both physically and emotionally at different rates. As a small village school, we are able to take an individual approach to child’s education.

It is in the primary school setting that everyone’s ‘formal’ educational journey really begins. So it is important to get this first step right. Here, we have experienced and dedicated staff who make learning fun, as well as teaching Literacy and Numeracy, very skillfully. We also pride ourselves on having a relaxed caring ‘family’ atmosphere in the school with the learners showing caring behaviour not only to their classmates but also to older and younger members of the school.

Going All-Through
This is a time of great change in education nationally. While other schools locally prepare to move to a two-tier system, our schools have already reorganised into the forward looking All-Through system. As a result, all the schools in our Trust are able to focus solely on our core mission of helping every pupil to reach his or her potential by providing a seamless education from 4-19.

Any child in Year 4 who is not already in our system can choose to move into the All-Through Trust. Indeed, parents with children of all ages are very welcome to attend one of our open events and/or to have an individual tour. To find out what you need to do and how to get an application form visit the admissions page.


Fri 4 Dec 2015
4th FoBs Christmas Fayre

Fri 11 Dec 2015 - 08:50 to 09:50
11th MICE Session -

Mon 14 Dec 2015
14th KS1 Nativity - Time TBC

Tue 15 Dec 2015
15-17th Staff Panto at Village Hall

Tue 15 Dec 2015
15th KS1 Nativity - Time TBC

Wed 16 Dec 2015
15-17th Staff Panto at Village Hall

Thu 17 Dec 2015
15-17th Staff Panto at Village Hall

Thu 17 Dec 2015
17th Christmas Jumper Day

Fri 18 Dec 2015
End of Term Service

Mon 4 Jan 2016
4th PD Day

Tue 5 Jan 2016
5th Start of Spring Term


Happy 80th birthday to its ex-pupil dinner ladyHappy 80th birthday to its ex-pupil dinner lady

Barrow School says happy 80th birthday to its ex-pupil dinner lady.


Alma Wright knew something was going on when the youngest children at Barrow Primary School started wishing her happy birthday.


But she still did not expect the eve of her birthday to become such a big event when she turned up at yesterday for her job as a midday supervisor – but, then, today is her 80th birthday.

Alma, who lives in Barrow, has been working at the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust school for 47 years and started there as a pupil when her father moved to barrow as the village policeman when she was 10. Then her two daughters and granddaughter went there and great grandson Myles Illiffe is there now.

She has always lived in the village and husband Ron is only from Risby, so working at the school she was natural.

“I did anything they needed me for,” she said. “I’ve always been a dinner lady but I used to run a little nursery group in the village and I’ve done volunteering, reading with the children.

“Over the years the school’s had pieces added on and taken off. It’s a beautiful school – the staff, the children, and everything, it’s lovely.

“I’m afraid they’ll tell me I’ve got to stop because I don’t want to.” 

She gave out pupils’ weekly class certificates at an assembly at which head-teacher Helen Ashe said: “We’re celebrating a special birthday for a very special lady.”

All five classes had made cards for her.

From Bury Free Press Read more: http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/local/latest-news/barrow-school-says-happy-80th-birthday-to-its-ex-pupil-dinner-lady-1-7065413#ixzz3rf8oWs8D

Barrow Primary School celebrates its TABarrow Primary School celebrates its TA's

A great big thank you has been given to Barrow Primary School’s teaching assistants to mark Teaching Assistants’ Day.

The national celebration recognises the contribution made by TAs in schools across the country and at Barrow pink sashes were worn by the TAs who were given messages of thanks , flowers and served tea and cakes by Year 4 students.

Headteacher Helen Ashe said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work our dedicated team of TAs do at Barrow. They are all highly skilled professionals who play a crucial role in suporting teaching and learning across the school.”

Story from Bury Free Press

Exciting New Development for Education in BuryExciting New Development for Education in Bury

Following a bid to the Department for Education (DfE), the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust is delighted to announce that we have progressed to the ‘pre-opening stage’ for a new Technical Academy in Bury St Edmunds.

The Trust has long advocated the need for fresh approaches to different routes in education, all with equal parity. Through the Technical Academy, the Trust will seek to create one such route by embedding teaching within a vocational context, developing the skills young people need for the modern workplace. Within a broad curriculum, the focus of the academy will be on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects which are the key to the success of the UK economy. Our bid has been supported by many local and national companies including ARM, Bosch, British Sugar, Claas UK, Marshall’s, Microsoft, Rolls Royce, Treatts, UK Power Networks and Vitec as well as the University of East Anglia and the Suffolk business partnership.

All students will be members of our All-Through Trust with access to its extra-curricular opportunities. At age 13, students will be able to opt for either the STEM academy or County Upper with the flexibility to move at 14 or 16.

We now have a short period to develop our plans further, particularly with regard to the site and physical resources required for the new Technical Academy. During this period the Trust will be working closely with the DfE, our industrial supporters and other stakeholders, particularly parents and the local authority, to ensure that we realise this very exciting new initiative to provide an outstanding option for Bury St Edmunds and West Suffolk.


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