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)
What an amazing morning we had with Adam Bushnell, a story teller and author who visited our school. He brought all sorts of fabulous things for us to look at including about 15 different dragons which we had never seen before! He showed us how to draw a dragon using...read more
Our Summer DT topic was to design and make a clay animal. We learned some of the skills for working with clay, such as cross hatching to help to join parts together and we had several trial runs before we made our final piece. Once dried, we then decorated it with...read more
Today, as part of our Geography topic on rivers, Year 4 visited Cong Burn River in Chester-le-Street. We met our guide Lucy who told us all about the river and why rivers are so important for our world and why they need protecting. We learnt about the different...read more
The children in Year 4 and Mr Fitzsimons have been working hard this term to develop their composition skills. They have been using graphic notation to add music to poems they have created as a class before developing their compositions into formal notation. They...read more
In Art and DT, Year 5 have loved making Greek vases using the coil method. We had to select our tools to cut, shape and join the clay and then we smoothed the surface.read more
In Design Technology, Year 3 have made pulleys. We then tested our pulleys to see how much weight they could...read more