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Barrow Primary School

Barrow LogoBarrow CEVC Primary School is a small primary school, located on Colethorpe Lane in Barrow, Suffolk, near Bury St Edmunds. It caters for children in Reception to Year 4. It has an Outstanding rating from both Ofsted and SIAS (the Church Schools Inspection Body).

At Barrow Primary School, every child’s educational, personal and spiritual 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.

As a church school, we follow a Christian Values programme which flows throughout the school day. We explore 12 key values, including compassion, friendship and thankfulness. We learn about British Values and enjoy exploring the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural aspects of the curriculum, which prepare our children to be positive and active members of society.

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.


Mon 2 May 2016
Bank Holiday

Wed 4 May 2016
KS1 visit to Mount Fitchet

Mon 9 May 2016
E-safety week

Tue 10 May 2016
FoBs Film Night

Wed 11 May 2016
Reception Trip to Lackford Lakes

Fri 20 May 2016 - 05:00 to 06:00
Year 1 Sharing Assembly 2.30pm

Mon 23 May 2016 - 14:30 to 15:30
Year 2 Sharing Assembly

Tue 24 May 2016 - 14:30 to 15:30
Year 4 Sharing Assembly

Thu 26 May 2016 - 14:30 to 15:30
Year 3 Sharing Assembly

Fri 27 May 2016
PD Day

Mon 30 May 2016 to Fri 3 Jun 2016
Summer Half Term

Thu 9 Jun 2016 - 14:30 to 15:30
Parent Forum 2.30pm

Thu 16 Jun 2016
Reception Welcome Evening

Fri 17 Jun 2016 - 08:00 to 09:00
Fathers’ Day Breakfast 8.00am

Thu 23 Jun 2016
Year 2 Maths Day at Horringer

Mon 27 Jun 2016 to Fri 1 Jul 2016
Year 4 Activities Week


Revamped swimming pool opens at Barrow schoolRevamped swimming pool opens at Barrow school

The future of a swimming pool at a village school has been secured for generations to come following a £50,000 revamp.
Barrow Primary’s pool boasts new insulation, floors, windows, showers, a toilet and an air-source heat pump, which will heat the facility using just 25 per cent of the current electricity consumption.

It follows a six month refurbishment project between the school and the Newmarket-based Elite Swimming Academy (ESA). The work allows the school to have full year round use of the pool and ESA will use it as a coaching venue out of school hours. They will also be able to offer the pool as a year round facility to the local community for lettings.
Head Helen Ashe said: “We’re delighted our pool’s future is secure. This an important development to our provision.”
ESA founder Ed Williams added: “We’re looking forward to offering private lessons in this beautifully refurbished pool.”

Bury Free Press

Pupils at a village school made a regal return.Pupils at a village school made a regal return.

Pupils at a Barrow primary school made a regal return after the Christmas holidays.

The children at Barrow Church of England Primary donned home made crowns on the first day back to celebrate Epiphany - the traditional Christian Festival of the Three Kings.

The crowns were paraded in school and pupils enjoyed cakes, as is common in France and Spain on this day.
An altar frontal was stitched by a local parishioner to be used annually for the celebration.

Barrow Primary is part of the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust, which includes Tollgate Primary, Westley and Horringer Court Middles as well as County Upper School.

From Bury Free Press

Sleeping Beauty - Staff PantoSleeping Beauty - Staff Panto

It was not just the children at Barrow Primary School who put on Christmas productions because the staff also put on their own panto at the village hall for the second year.

Following the success of last year’s Cinderella, they did Sleeping Beauty, co-written by assistant head-teacher David Barrett and the school’s IT support manager Mark Denny, who also directed the show.

The king was teacher Nick Keefe, who was last year’s dame, while it was David’s turn as dame this year as the queen.

The villain (boo, hiss) was the evil Fairy Nuff, better known as head-teacher Helen Ashe.

The three night production raised money for the school’s PTA funds to provide facilities for pupils.

David said: “Writing it ourselves, we’ve written the parts knowing the people who’ll play them well and we could choose our own character names.

“I must thank all the school for their support and the local community.”

Bury Free Press


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