Diary Entries

In Year 4 we have been learning about Anne Frank’s diary which she wrote whilst in hiding from the Germans during the 2nd World War. We were so moved by Anne’s story, we decided to write our own diary entries and based them on a close call when the German Army...

Fairground Ride Designers


Easter Egg Fun


An Exciting Easter Day!

We have had a really exciting day today! Mrs Oram asked us how we could catch the Easter Bunny if he visited school and we had such amazing ideas that we decided to set a trap to catch him.  We laid out a trail of carrots which led to a parachute trap and inside of...

Year 1 Castle Adventure

As part of our History topic, Year 1 have been learning about castles. Last week we visited Newcastle Castle. We had lots of fun looking around and imagining what it would have been like to be the enemy and to break into the castle. We looked at where the drawbridge...

Terrific Tynemouth

Year 5 have loved their exciting day out!


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)



We have been informed that school meals will be increasing in price after Easter. The daily price for a pupil’s meal will rise by 5p a day to £1.95, which means a full week of meals will cost £9.75. If you are entitled to apply for free school meals for your...

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Parent Governor Election

UPDATE 12th March 2012 Further to the election in a 22.5% turnout (1 ballot paper spoiled / not completed), Miss Gina Skinner and Mrs Gemma Beattie have been successful and will join the Governing Body of our school, subject to appropriate clearances being obtained....

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Latest Site / Building News

Well it looks like the repairs to the building after the recent water malfunction are nearing completion. The carpeting in the entrance and the Nursery has been replaced and the new floor in the main hall is looking good. At the time of writing, new skirting boards in...

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