The Game of Friendship


What time is it?

This week year 4 have been trying really hard to read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks. One of our activities was matching 24 hour clock with analogue. Next week we will be using this skills to solve lots of time problems....

Year 3 Church visit.

On Thursday 19th April, 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...

Lord Lawson Open Evening for Year 5

Multi-Skills in Year 2

This term, a special coach from Gateshead has been doing multi-skills training with Year 2 in PE.  It is very tiring but great...

Cooking with Nick the Chef

Year 2 had a fantastic morning cooking with Nick the Chef.  The children learnt about healthy food and drink.  After this the children then made a healthy Hunters Chicken meal.  The food was delicious and enjoyed by...

Spelling Bee

Year 2 have been super spellers today.  They completed different tasks that helped them prepared for their Spellathon. All of the children did an amazing job.  Well done Year...

Super Spellathon

Year 3 had an exciting morning taking part in a variety of spelling activities. We had so much fun unscrambling words,completing word searches and other fun spelling games. The morning ended with a finale with the two highest scorers from each house taking part in a...


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)


Quad Kids Festival

11th June 2014 Quad Kids Festival Year 4 competed against other Birtley Primary Schools in the Quad Kids Festival held at Lord Lawson. We had an excellent afternoon and everybody enjoyed taking part. We ran, jumped and threw a vortex to become overall champions! Well...

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Well done Kelsie

We are so proud of Kelsie Walker!  This morning she was awarded her 100 stamps Gold Certificate.  She is a credit to our school. Congratulations to all our other behaviour award...

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Quad Kids Final

Year 4 took part in the Quad Kid Festival at Lord Lawson against other Birtley schools. We all tried very hard and were overall winners! A team of eight athletes then competed against Gateshead schools and all did superb. [gallery link="file" ids="3002,3003,3004,3005"...

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Victory for Barley Mow!

Year 4 participated in the Quad Kids Festival at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy as part of a Birtley Primary School's Cluster P.E initiative. We competed in running, throwing and jumping activities. We all tried so hard and were the overall winners! A team of eight...

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Our Website

We are in the process of updating our website.  If there is anything you can’t find please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we will do our best to help...

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