Welcome to Barrow Primary School!

As Headteacher here at Barrow, the children staff and parents would like to extend a very warm welcome to you. At Barrow we have an idyllic location in the heart of the Ribble Valley, with access to many facilities and the great outdoors.

Barrow Voluntary Controlled Primary School is a popular, historic and successful school with a church foundation dating back to 1876. Today our school recognises its historic Trust deed which still has a much welcomed and formal influence over our school, but is run by the local authority.

All that we do at Barrow is guided by the beliefs set out in our Mission Statement and Values. At Barrow we strive to provide an atmosphere in which children feel secure and valued, with each child treated as an individual and encouraged to develop his or her own special talents. Good manners and behaviour are regarded as key elements in a balanced all round education, and we believe this prepares children to take their place as responsible and contributing adults in an ever-changing society.

A highly committed and professional staff work very hard to ensure that the high standards for which Barrow is widely recognised are maintained, whilst at the same time delivering stimulating, engaging and relevant lessons. Our curriculum provides varied and interesting opportunities through which children may develop their own interests and flourish and as part of our curriculum. Targets of a challenging, yet realistic nature, are set for each child.

If you would like to read more about how our school started, then please click here to find out more about Rev.Thomas Jolley and Barrow School.

We operate an ‘open door’ policy and parents are always welcome to visit the school and we pride ourselves on our strong partnership between home and school.

If you would like to know more, or arrange to visit our school, then please feel free to contact us.

Mrs. J. Pay

Intake for September 2019 at Barrow Primary School is increasing to 30 pupils. Please call the office to arrange to view our fantastic school now.


 Wc 10.06.19

This week we have been very busy - on Monday the Yr6's had their growing up talk & then on Wednesday we had ballroom dancing practice with staff from the Grand in Clitheroe. On Friday Class 3 peformed a wonderful assembly and the Yr6's also had talks about High School. Today class 4 & 5 will be doing cricket with a professional cricket player from Sri Lanka. Throughout the week KS2 have been rehearsing the end of year play - 'Dream On!'

By Katie & Lola

Wc 13.05.19

This week Y2's & Y6's have been doing their important SATS as well as Year 3,4 & 5's practice papers. On Friday there was a water day where all the children came dressed in blue. Also some children brought in blue cupcakes that were 20p each. On Friday afternoon each class took part in water activities which was great fun!

By Abbie & Taylor

 Wc 06.04.19

In assembly we have been talking about refugees & looked at different peoples life stories as a refugee. Also the year 6's have been busy doing bikeability learning how to ride safely on the roads.

Next Fiday we are going to have a water day. A day to think about those who don't have clean water. Everyone is going to come to school in blue & has to donate a £1. The water at dinner time is going to be 'dirty' coloured but safe to drink!

By Martha & Shawn

 Wc 29.04.19

This week it has been jam packed in school! Well done to the netballers who won 7-4 at Oakhill. Thank you to everyone who sponsored our school and now we have ordered our new kits. We also had a presentation from Google about Internet Safety & now we are all Internet Legends. All the year 6's are looking forward to bikeability next week!

By Katie & Millie

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