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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.


Thu 4 Sep 2014
Term starts


Swimming Pool Hire InformationSwimming Pool Hire Information

Swimming Pool Hire Information

Wow we are back into the swimming season already! 

As many of you are aware there is a Swimming Pool Committee for our school swimming pool the members are volunteer parents who help to maintain the pool , dose the chemicals, clean the pool house and take bookings for private hire etc.

To enable the children to enjoy the swimming pool and swim throughout the Summer Term we privately hire the pool to parents, members of the village and general public.

The pool hire is £10 per hour, minimum hire is 1 hour with no maximum

SPECIAL OFFER ! Prebook and pay for 5 sessions in advance and get you 6th session FREE!! Term time available from 3.30 - 7.30 weekdays and 10-7 weekends

Summer Holidays available from 10-7 everyday ( except Fridays)

Maximum of 20 people in the pool at one time, a responsible adult MUST be present at pool side at ALL times, a mobile phone must be available for emergencies and everyone should treat the pool with respect and consider others and people who clean up afterwards.

Everyone who hires the pool needs to fill out and sign the disclaimer attached once this has been done you are able to book the pool. If a disclaimer is not signed we have spare copies in the pool house that can be filled out before hire. Please be advised there are no toilet facilities at the pool until after the 23rd July.

The pool is a fantastic place to hold a birthday party as there is plenty of space outside for guests to eat and run around.

To hire please call or speak to Tammy 07437018509

I can be found in the Reception classroom or you can leave a message in the office for me detailing your dates and times you wish to hire with your name and telephone number and I can check the availability.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to clean and carry out repairs to the pool and pool house without your help we could not have opened the pool . We are privileged to have such great support.


Family Fridays 8.50-9.20 amFamily Fridays 8.50-9.20 am

 These will continue this term with an opportunity for developing artistic skills. Through observational drawing skills of looking closely, noticing details and making improvements will be developed. These skills are also important for other areas of the curriculum. Most children and adults do not know how drawing is learned, it is not just a talent that is inherited, drawing skill emerges with practice. Observational drawing forms only one aspect of developing artistic skills, imaginative art will be a feature in other lessons. Realising that improvement comes with practice, being comfortable with mistakes and becoming confident in attempting something new are essential aspects of learning for life. If you or a family member would like to spend some time in school learning alongside the children we would love to see you. 


At the beginning of May, Barrow School was one of the first two schools in the Country to have been awarded the Families First Quality Award by the Family and Childcare Trust and the National Association of Family Information Services. By achieving the Award, the School has demonstrated that it works with parents and families to involve them in their child’s education and contributes to the life of the School. The school has also demonstrated how it provides quality information, advice and assistance
to families. A plaque was received at a presentation ceremony on the 22nd May. Special thanks to Lynda Corley who leads our work with families and who co-ordinated the completion of the application.


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