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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.

Events

Fri 19 Jun 2015
FoBs Non Uniform Day

Mon 29 Jun 2015
Burwell House Residential

Thu 16 Jul 2015
Sports Day

Mon 20 Jul 2015
Whole school trip to Felixstowe

Tue 21 Jul 2015
Leavers’ Assembly

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School hold ballot to choose new logoSchool hold ballot to choose new logo

 

Pupils at Barrow Primary School have been getting involved in the election fever sweeping the country by holding their own vote - to choose a new school logo.

 

The students are taking part in a whole school ballot today (Thursday) to choose the new emblem, picked from three designs by Tom Rowley, a local graphic designer.

Helen Ashe, headteacher, said the exercise was to ‘inspire, engage and connect’ children with democracy, while forming part of the school’s drive to promote British values in its curriculum.

 

“For the children at Barrow it’s an excellent opportunity to find out more about and discuss Parliament and democracy in the UK and relate these concepts to their own lives,” she said.

 

The final decision on the new logo will be made by the school’s governing body.

Dr Viv Hughes, chair of governors, said: “It is great for the children to experience decision-making through a democratic process.”

Bury Free Press

Teaching boss hails Trust schoolsTeaching boss hails Trust schools

The man responsible for teacher training across the country visited the Trust on 6 March and described us as a "beacon of good practice".

Charlie Taylor, the chief executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), visited our County Upper and Barrow Campuses. NCTL is an agency sponsored by the Department of Education, created in 2013 and oversees the training of teachers in the UK.

Helen Ashe, the headteacher at Barrow Primary, said: "He was very positive about what he saw here and I think he went away impressed with the way our schools work together. He described both of the schools as a beacon of good practice in East Anglia."

Science project at Barrow Primary SchoolScience project at Barrow Primary School

The activities, organised and presented by Nadine Payne and Colin Hanfrey from County Upper School, in Bury St Edmunds, gave Years Three and Four pupils the opportunity to try out their scientific investigation skills.

Year Three teacher and science coordinator David Barrett said: “The children really loved it and lots of them were asking when we were going to do more.

For full story East Anglian Daily Times (Click Here)

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