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...

Music in Year 3

Today in Music, Year 3 have been learning how to play the glockenspiel. We looked at the notes E and D. We then used used these notes to play simple tunes. It was tricky trying to follow the beat, watch the notes on the whiteboard and hit the right key but we all...

Newsletter 03.05.19

Friday News -3.5.19


In Nursery we have been having a go at Yoga. This week's Yoga was all about Dragons to go with our topic and we loved it! We practised flying and roaring like dragons and even breathing...

Scooter Success in Reception

Marcus came into school today to teach us how to use scooters safely. We also developed our coordination skills by completing different activities such as moving in and out of...




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)

Rec & KS1 Sport’s Day
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
KS2 Sport’s Day
May 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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


  • 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%


New School in the press!

We were pleased that our new school building received some very positive coverage in the Evening Chronicle (Wednesday March 31st) and also in the NEBusiness - Construction section of the Journal (Friday 2nd April). It's nice to know that people all over the North East...

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