Inspire, Create, Discover, Together

INSPIRE learners, CREATE opportunities and DISCOVER the world TOGETHER.


Our Parents’ Comments
Parent Comment: "Thank you so much for looking after our 3 girls ... they have all felt safe and well looked after, as well as learning lots and having fun along the way"    Parent Comment: "Thank you for all the amazing teaching and support my child has received"    Parent Comment: "We are so happy to know that our child is not just loving school but also making good progress. This would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of an awesome teacher but also an incredible team of staff at barrow. Thank you!"     Parent Comment: "My child has been given fantastic opportunities whilst at Barrow School and has absorbed a great learning mentality from the amazing staff."    Parent Comment: Would like to thank each and every member of staff for making Barrow such a happy and amazing school. It takes a lot of patience, hard work, dedication, long hours and laughter to ensure each and every child becomes the best version of themselves they can be. From the bottom of our hearts, a true heart-felt thank you goes to all of you."    Parent Comment: "We have found Barrow School to be excellent at building confidence and overall learning abilities .. My child loves going to school, which reflects on what a lovely school you have created."

I have come that they may have life and have it to the full – John 10:10 

With high expectations and Christian values at the heart of our ethos, we INSPIRE and value individual, independent learning so that everyone in school is able to be the best that they can be.  Placing children at the centre of everything we do, we CREATE a strong, life-long learning community of staff and children in our warm and welcoming rural environment.  A rich and vibrant curriculum ensures that children DISCOVER and develop skills and understanding across a stimulating range of subjects.   Our inclusive school community celebrates diversity and works TOGETHER with families and the wider community to prepare our children to be positive and active members of society.

In our vibrant learning environment, our dedicated, motivated and nurturing staff INSPIRE the children to become life-long learners and confident, happy individuals.

We CREATE opportunities and experiences within our safe environment for children to develop their awareness, skills and talents thereby enabling them to discover their unique place in the world.

Through a broad and balanced curriculum, we encourage the children to DISCOVER and develop their strengths and challenge themselves to achieve their full potential.

Learning, playing and growing TOGETHER, we ensure that the children develop friendships, compassion and understand the importance of respect, tolerance and good behaviour in the school, home and wider community.

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Barrow Bulletin – School Closure Edition

Governor News

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Governor News Spring 2020

Parent Update

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Parent Update 3

School Brochure 20-21

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Barrow Brochure 20-21

Barrow Primary School Staff Applaud Parents and Carers



School Closure Update

Following a recent government announcement, the school will be opening from 1st June to children in Reception and Year 1 and continue to offer provision for vulnerable children and those of key workers regardless of their year group.

Our main switchboard is now open. Our office email address is checked regularly throughout the working day and the relevant member of staff will respond to you as quickly as possible.


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Key Worker Information – Frequently Asked Questions


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Barrow EXTRA



Determination of Statutory Proposal to enlarge the premises at Barrow CE Voluntary Controlled Primary School

On 8th May 2019 the Local Authority considered the proposal and approved the proposal as published.

This means Year 5 will be added in September 2020 and Year 6 from September 2021.

The reason for this decision is to provide additional accommodation to support the desire of the school to move from a 4 – 9 to 4 – 11 age range primary school.


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