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)
In Year 3, we spent the afternoon learnIng about mindfulness. We took part in a yoga lesson and then an art of chocolate tasting activity. We enjoyed both of these activities and felt very relaxed afterwards....read more
Year 3 were learning all about how to be safe in the water at their swimming lesson. Julie and Janet, the swimming coaches talked to the children about how to help themselves if they are cold in the water. They talked about when it is safe to swim in the sea and what...read more
Today, Reception presented their fabulous assembly to the school and their parents. We showed everyone just how much we have learnt in Reception. Well...read more
Some of our children from Year 5 and 6 have just returned from another wonderful (and very hot!) visit to Dukeshouse Wood. The children have used their problem solving and team work skills coupled with resilience,resourcefulness and determination to complete a series...read more
Today Year 3 and 4 had a fun filled day of outdoor adventure at Gibside National Trust. We completed a den building challenge, where we had to work in teams to construct a secure structure using tree branches. Each den was certainly impressive and it was great to see...read more
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