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)
Today, Year 6 played against Portobello School and Ravensworth School in a rounders competition at Lord Lawson of Beamish Comprehensive School. All of the children gave 100% effort, worked incredibly well as a team and showed enthusiasm throughout the morning. We are...read more
Year 3 have been exploring catapults and how they were used in the Roman army. Today, we have made and tested our own catapults using wooden skewers and marshmallows. We tested our designs and made modifications to see if we could improve...read more
Today we have been debating whether energy drinks should be banned in preparation for writing a balanced argument tomorrow. We were split into for and against teams and then we came up with a series of arguments to support the viewpoint given. We had to be able to...read more
Year 6 worked with Marcus to improve their mapping skills. They learned how to use grid references and scales to plot a route. Marcus was very impressed with their attitude and map...read more
Year 6 have been practising how to use formulas on excel. First, we reviewed how to input information into the cells before trying out different formulas such as addition, multiplying and subtracting. Finally, we tested our partner's formulas. This will really help us...read more