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Barrow Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary

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 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.

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 19 Dec 2016 - 17:30 to 20:30
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Tue 20 Dec 2016 - 17:30 to 20:30
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Wed 21 Dec 2016
PD Day

Wed 21 Dec 2016 - 17:30 to 20:30
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Thu 22 Dec 2016 to Tue 3 Jan 2017
Christmas Holidays

Wed 4 Jan 2017
PD Day


Panto Time! Dick WhittingtonPanto Time! Dick Whittington

It’s that time of year again!

The Barrow School Staff Pantomime

Proud to Present

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The Purr-fect Christmas Treat for all the Family!’

At Barrow Village Hall
Monday 19th of December
Tuesday 20th of December
Wednesday 21st of December
Performances at 6pm
Doors open at 5:30pm

Refreshments will be on sale before the show and at the interval

£6 Adults
£3 Children

Please visit the school office or call 01284 810223 for ticket enquiries.

Remembrance ServiceRemembrance Service

This year's Remembrance Service focused on the effect that war has had on the children of the world. Year 3 became a living sculpture of the 'Kinder-transport' children who were sent away from their families in WW2. Early Years children shared the poem 'Little Poppy', impressing all their parents with their confidence. Year 1 shared creative prayers, shredding drawings of their special belongings and imagining what it would be like to go without shoes. Year 4 children lead the service and the songs, which were very powerful and helped the whole school community to reflect and remember together.


Harvest GenerosityHarvest Generosity

The 23rd September saw one of the highlights of the School’s religious calendar as the children enjoyed a brisk walk to All Saints Church for the Harvest Festival. With generous gifts from their families to donate, the children enjoyed a service led by Annie Throssell and Nicola Grieves, with a message based on ‘What a wonderful world’

The Children enjoyed singing ‘Big Red Combine Harvester’, ‘Generosity Song’ and their Harvest hymn with a great deal of gusto. There was even a chance for some to test their skills in a Countdown-style word creation game. Year Four children were involved throughout the service in sharing prayers and a reading of Psalm 104. Thank you to all who came along or who made contributions to Tayfen House.


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