On behalf of all the staff, the children and Governors, I would like to warmly welcome you to Barley Mow Primary School. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful school building, which is fully accessible to all.
At Barley Mow we aim to create a happy, caring and supportive ethos in which every child is valued and given the opportunity to realise their full potential. We have high academic, social, sporting, cultural and behavioural standards and we are extremely proud of the achievements of our children.
Children are at the centre of everything we do. We aim to foster a love of learning which we hope will stay with them throughout their lives.
The family community of Barley Mow is central to our beliefs. Families and the wider community play a vital role as co-educators and we encourage close links between home and school.
I hope that through our school website, you will be able to gain an insight into our school. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to arrange a visit or gain further information.
Nicola Watson (Head Teacher)
Year 3 have been finding out about our fascinating local history. During WW1, many Belgian refugees came to live in Birtley where they worked in the National Projectile factory making the much needed weapons. We looked at how posters were used to persuade people to...read more
On Thursday 28th March Year 3 visited Birtley Methodist Church. We enjoyed learning about how Easter was celebrated in a Christian church. We found clues hidden inside coloured eggs to sequence and order events from the Easter story. We had fun exploring the church...read more
Year 3 have been learning the names and locations of counties in England. We found out which county we live in and the names of those near to us. We talked about other counties we have visited and where in England they are...read more
Reception read the story 'Ida Twist the Scientist' to introduce the concept of a scientist and what their job role is. In the classroom we had our own science laboratory where we undertook different experiments and investigations. Ivan from Northumbria University,...read more