Our First Ever Messy Church

On Saturday some of our children and our Texan friends attended the first ever Messy Church at Barley Mow which was organised by Birtley Community Church.  The children and their parents enjoyed some craft activities before they learnt a song with actions.  The Texans...

Newsletter 16.03.18

Friday News 16.3.18

STEM week in Year 3


Super Scientists

Last week as part of our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) week in school, we found out about a new scientist every day. It was fascinating to hear about real people doing jobs in scientific fields and to learn a little bit more about their work. Some...

French Counting Rhyme

Year 3 can confidently count to 12 in French so we decided to challenge ourselves to learn and sing a French counting rhyme. Watch our video and sing along with us! Un, deux, trois, allons dans les bois Quatre, cinq, six, cueillir des cerises Sept, huit, neuf, dans...

Rationing Workshop

As part of our WW2 topic Nick the chef came into school to help us understand what rationing was and why it was introduced in Britain during this significant time in history. Our task was to make some carrot curry and carrot cookies with very basic ingredients which...

Soft Play!

Every Thursday Nursery have been using the soft play equipment. We have been learning to confidently move by climbing, running, sliding and balancing. We pretended to be different animals and moved across the equipment.  For example, we slid along the benches like 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)


  • Reception 97.89%
  • Year 1 97.89%
  • Year 2 95.17%
  • Year 3 100%
  • Year 4 96.67%
  • Year 5 93.53%
  • Year 6 96.3%


Further Community Consultation Date

Another Community Consultation session has been arranged by our development partners Inspired Spaces. This event is scheduled for 3-6.30pm on Thursday 30th April in the school dining area. This will be an opportunity for you to have a look at and comment on the latest...

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Community Consultation – Reaction

Thanks go to the dozens of our parents and neighbours who attended the consultation held in our dining hall. Our planning partners (Inspired Spaces) were keen to let us know that this was the biggest attendance and most positive reaction from any of the events they...

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School Council Visits Other Schools

On Monday 9th March the School Council visited Peases West Primary School (Crook, Co. Durham), Newburn Manor Nursery School and Moorside Primary School (Newcastle) to have a look at their outdoor areas and see if we could find things we might like to include in our...

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We have today been informed that Gateshead Council have received approval from the Department for Children, Schools & Families (DCFS) for their plans to rebuild and redevelop schools in Gateshead. As we have already been identified as a priority site (see June 13,...

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