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Royal Crowns and Flags

Year 2 had lots of fun making crowns and flags for the Royal Wedding.  A brilliant afternoon enjoyed by...

A Royal Banquet

As part of celebrating the Royal Wedding the kitchen staff made the children a very special lunch.  All of the children enjoyed their lunch.  Thank you so...

Bee-Bot Harry and Bee-Bot Meghan!

As part of our Royal Wedding celebrations last week the Nursery children were introduced to bee-bots Harry and Meghan. They needed to help them visit some London sights by using the buttons to direct the bee-bots. The children also used some positional language to...

We’re going to the chapel and we’re going to get married!

It was a very special occasion in Nursery and Reception today. We have celebrated a Royal Wedding! We all gathered in the garden. First to come down the aisle was the Queen and Prince Philip. Next,  Meghan looked beautiful as she walked down the aisle with her...

Royal Dressmakers

Reception have had an important job to do this week. We have been designing dresses and suits for Meghan and Prince Harry to wear at their wedding! We used the Purple Mash program to paint a picture of what we would like them to wear. Then, using the keyboard we wrote...

Using Bee-Bots.


Year 5 got to sleep in school!

Last week, when Marcus came to teach us about having a healthy heart we learned how important exercise and rest is for your heart. We loved it!


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)


  • Reception 90.95%
  • Year 1 98.89%
  • Year 2 96.55%
  • Year 3 96.8%
  • Year 4 98.33%
  • Year 5 95.88%
  • Year 6 99.66%


Fire Fighters in Training

Fire fighters in training The firemen brought their Fire Engine to Nursery.  We had a great time trying on the helmets and breathing equipment - then we drove the fire engine and used the fire hose.  We learnt how the fire fighters do their job and look after...

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Fruit Day

Fruit Day We love fruit!  We counted the fruit, sorted it and made patterns.  Then we made fruit kebabs and fruit cocktail.  It tasted delicious and we were able to try different fruits.  Banana was the favourite....

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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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