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%
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...read more
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...read more
Nursery have become scientists this week. They have been finding out how they can make worm sweets dance in water. First we filled a cup with water and added three spoonfulls of baking soda. We placed the worm into the cup and let it sit for 15 minutes. Finally we...read more
On 8th March, Year 5 went on a trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium to take part in a workshop on Life Cycles. The children learnt lots about the life cycles of a variety of sea creatures and had a great time exploring the aquarium. In the afternoon, we went for a walk...read more
Year 5 were asked to work with English Heritage and Newcastle University to produce an A-Z book of the heritage of Birtley and the local area. To begin the project, the children were given a homework task of asking family and friends about the heritage of our area....read more
During Science Week, Reception welcomed Luke into our class who came to teach us all about magnets and how they work. We played different games to learn about what would stick to a magnet and realised we need objects that were metal. We also did an experiment of our...read more