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Barrow Primary School
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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.


Mon 22 Sep 2014
Individual and family group photos

Fri 26 Sep 2014
Harvest Festival at Barrow Church

Fri 3 Oct 2014 - 08:45 to 09:45
Reading Café—8.45am

Mon 20 Oct 2014
Shakespeare Schools Festival -Year 3

Mon 20 Oct 2014
Parents Week

Thu 23 Oct 2014
Parents Evening

Mon 27 Oct 2014
Half Term


Reducing absence from schoolReducing absence from school

Changes to Penalty Notice Code of Conduct To Tackle Attendance

Reducing absence from school is a key priority for all schools nationally. We do appreciate that the majority of parents ensure that their children attend school regularly.
Suffolk County Council have recently informed us that with effect from 1st September 2014, the Education Attendance Service will be issuing fixed penalty fines for a pupil who is stopped with parents/carers during a truancy sweep and the absence has not been authorised by the school.
It is important that children attend school regularly and you must make the school aware of the circumstance of any absence. Please remember that schools are limited in the reasons they can accept for absences and we are required to notify the Local Authority if a pupil is regularly missing school for unacceptable reasons.

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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