INSPIRE  learners, CREATE opportunities and DISCOVER the world TOGETHER .

Barrow CEVC Primary School

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. This idea of thriving comes directly from John 10:10, where Jesus promises that living in community with God and one another brings abundant life to all. 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, vibrant curriculum ensures that children DISCOVER and develop skills and understanding across a stimulating range of subjects. Time is also given to developing spirituality and character, with a focus on Christian values in the classroom and Collective Worship, which are outworked with the local church and in the community. 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, bringing that ‘full life’ with them into their future contexts.

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

CREATE   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.

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

TOGETHER  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.

Barrow CEVC Primary School, celebrates achieving NCCE Computing Quality Mark

A school is the first in the county to receive a national award recognising an excellent computing curriculum.Barrow Church of England Voluntary Controlled (CEVC) Primary School, near Bury St Edmunds, has been awarded the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) Computing Quality Mark.The school received the award for ‘excellence in computing curriculum delivery’.

Headteacher Helen Ashe said: “Schools that are able to show good practice in their computing curriculum and procedures can apply for the Computing Quality Mark, which is awarded by STEM Learning on behalf of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE).“The evidence we submitted was verified by an independent assessor, who confirmed that we demonstrated the required level of attainment.

“We were therefore awarded the NCCE Computing Quality Mark for excellence in computing curriculum delivery having reached the required standard across all the dimensions of the Computing Quality Framework.

“We are delighted that Barrow is the first school in Suffolk to receive this award.”To achieve this award, the school has worked closely with the Suffolk & Colchester Computing Hub, which has supported it with its curriculum development and the Quality Mark application process.

From Suffolk News article

Silver Swimmers Aqua Mobility is coming to Barrow School Pool!

Aquatic exercise is a fun way to focus on fitness in a gravity-reduced environment. The buoyancy of water is easier on the body and provides support for people with weakness, balance problems or pain. Additionally, the viscosity of water slows movement and provides resistance during exercise, making aquatic exercise a great workout.

Our new Silver Swimmers aqua mobility class has been designed for older adults.  The exercises will focus on improving a range of motion, flexibility, balance and strength.  Our class will be taught by a qualified swimming teacher ensuring you get the best experience.  

Our school swimming pool is waist deep and a warm 32 degrees.  We have single sex, communal changing rooms with a shower. This form of aquatic exercise doesn’t necessarily involve swimming, but you will need to be able to access the pool via vertical steps.

If you’re looking for a new way to improve mobility, keep fit and have fun, our water fitness class will put a spring in your step. We look forward to welcoming you to our school pool.

Tuesdays from 2pm to 2.30pm

£5 per session

Register your interest now at:   01284 810223

Is your child due to start school in September 2024? 

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Barrow bear cubs:  Chance to play, meet other local parents and meet Reception staff over a cup of tea and biscuit!

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Barrow Bears

Please note that our last session of Barrow Bears this term will be on Thursday, 11th  June. We will be returning after the summer holidays on Thursday, 12th  July at the usual time.

A huge thank you to all of our families who have supported our pre-school group throughout the year! Have a great summer.

The Y3 & 4 dodgeball teams finished off the sporting year in great style tonight. A super group win for our brilliant Y4 girls team at the Bury tournament. 🏆

We had a special visit from @IpswichTown today! They were proudly showing off their Promotion Trophy.
Good luck in the Premier League ITFC from everyone at Barrow 🏆

As part of their unit on Buddhism, Year 5 & 6 had a visit today from Drihakarin from the Bury Buddhist Centre. He spoke to the children about his journey into Buddhism, his life at the Buddhist retreat and he taught them the principles of meditating. 🧘‍♀️

Day 2 of the residential has seen Y4 hone their Geography skills; examining the local river and streams, before finding a multitude of hidden minibeasts in local habitats.

Year 4 loved their first day at ⁦@FSCFlatfordMill⁩, mastering compass directions and grid references before setting small mammal traps and testing their senses on a twilight walk.

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Google Classroom

At Barrow CEVC Primary School, we are using 'Google Classroom' for remote home learning. 

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Swimming Pool

Working together with Elite Swimming Academy, the school was able to secure the future of our swimming pool with a major refurbishment in 2015. The treasured swimming pool, funded and built by the Barrow village community over 50 years ago now, is now used by both ESA and the school with a much expanded capacity to deliver weekly programs of high-quality swimming lessons.

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School Brochure

This School brochure is designed to give you information about our school and its activities of opportunity for all.

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Breakfast and After School Club

Our breakfast and after school club at Barrow School is known as ‘Barrow EXTRA’.  This provision is open to all children at Barrow from Reception to Year 5, during term time.  We aim to offer to our children and parents quality care in a safe, stimulating and friendly environment in which the children’s personal, social and educational development can flourish.

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