Barrow Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary
Barrow 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 and we take safeguarding very seriously. If you see or hear anything that you are concerned about, please let us know.
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.
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.
Barrow Primary School is 'Outstanding'
On the 2nd December 2016 Barrow CEVC Primary School welcomed the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Inspector. We have now received our inspection report. We are delighted to tell you that Barrow School has been graded as Outstanding in all the inspection categories.
Click on the link below to see full report:
Teachers are ready to tread the boards
Teachers at Barrow Primary School are swapping the classroom for the stage as they prepare to tread the boards in their community panto. Continuing with a tradition that is now in its third year, staff have been busy rehearsing their musical adaptation of Dick Whittington.
The curtain will rise on the fun-filled show at Barrow Village Hall on December 19, 20 and 21 and will bring in funds for the school.
Headteacher Helen Ashe, who plays Alice Fitzwarren, said it sets an example to the children as the teachers are challenging themselves to take on a project ‘outside of their comfort zone’.
She added: “The staff give up an enormous amount of their time to do it and it’s a great team-building activity too.” The show has been written by deputy headteacher David Barrett, who plays King Rat, with professional actor Mark Denny.
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Panto Time! Dick Whittington
It’s that time of year again!
The Barrow School Staff Pantomime
Proud to Present
‘The Purr-fect Christmas Treat for all the Family!’
At Barrow Village Hall
Refreshments will be on sale before the show and at the interval
Please visit the school office or call 01284 810223 for ticket enquiries.
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