Key stage 1 Sports Day

Key stage 1 had great fun at sports day this morning. All the children tried so hard with all of the races and it was lovely to see so many grown ups join us.

The Daily Mile.


Healthy Minds!

As it is Health Week we have been keeping our bodies healthy in lots of different ways. This morning Year 4 were also looking at keeping their minds healthy too. We tried to relax our minds by listening to some calming music and practicing some slow breathing. We...

Nursery’s Sporty Stay & Play

We had a great time at our Sporty Stay and Play! Thank you to all the grown ups who came and joined in with us - Mrs Ainslie was especially impressed by your scuttling crab...

Year 3 Cooking

As part of Health Week, Year 3 have been cooking healthy pizzas. We used wholemeal pitta bread as our base and then topped them with tomato purée and lots of delicious vegetables. Some of the children tried vegetables that they had never had before. They were a huge...

Wild Plant Hunt

Year 1 have made the most of this weeks beautiful weather by exploring the wild plants around the school grounds. We had to identify and name plants such as dandelion, daisy, buttercup and clover. Each time we saw one of the plants we had to draw a line on a tally...

Year 1 Yoga Bugs

On Friday in PE, Year 1 had lots of fun in Yoga Bugs. Julie took us on an adventure to see some dinosaurs (which tied in great with our topic.) We used yoga moves to get ourselves ready for going to explore 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)

Year 5 & Year 6 Fun Run at Saltwell Park
May 24 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
Year 5 Class Assembly
Jun 12 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am
Star Assembly Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6
Jun 14 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am
Star Assembly Reception, Year 1, Year 2 & Year 3
Jun 20 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am
Year 5 & Year 6 Residential
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 2:45 pm
Year 1 Class Assembly
Jun 26 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am
Star Assembly Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6
Jun 28 @ 9:10 am – 9:30 am
Year 6 Enterprise & Summer Fair
Jul 12 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm


  • Reception 90.97%
  • Year 1 79.09%
  • Year 2 97.78%
  • Year 3 98.7%
  • Year 4 94.4%
  • Year 5 90.63%
  • Year 6 90.56%


Chick Watch – Final Day

Well the time has come to say goodbye to Fluffy, Peeta, Cookie, Nugget, Tikka and Rozy as they are heading back to the farm in the morning. The children have had a great time today holding, weighing and playing with the chicks. It has been lots of fun watching the...

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Amazing Animals

Today Rob from Zoolab came into Year 3 bringing a variety of minibeasts for us to look at, touch and hold. We met Shelly, a Giant African land snail; George, a Madagascan hissing cockroach; Maverick, a giant millipede and 'The Cracking' a rather large land hermit...

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