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 14.01.19

This has been a terrific week full of great events, such as on Monday the netball team played against St Michaels & St John & successfully won 11-0! We have also had a brilliant assembly with Reverend Jarmany & also the reflection areas are getting ready to be used, and each class is doing them a little different. The Barrow teams are also getting new kits.

Stella & Sasha

WC 7.01.19

We welcome Mrs Pay to the school. Mrs Pay did her first assembly on Monday & she told us about what she liked!

The school council had a meeting on Thursday & Mrs Pay said that we are going to have a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and we are also going have a forest area with a camp fire & pupils will be able to make dens!

Jacob & Georgina

WC 12.11.18 
This week the reception children enjoyed their bike ability session. They all did very well! We raised money for Children in Need on Friday with non-uniform day and children brought in £1 each. We also had a bake sale to raise money for school equipment. A big thanks to everyone who brought in some delicious cakes. Thank you Erin from class 3 who wrote an amazing, persuasive letter to Redrow Homes and they gave us £250 towards our target! 
Millie & Will   

 WC 4.11.18
This week we have been selling poppies in the mornings with Lucy and Katie’s help. On Thursday class 5 went on a trip to Clitheroe castle to do some activities including: making a wreath, a poem and listening to a tommy. We also put our wreath in front of the war memorial and had a minute silence. 
We had a bake sale today to raise money for school equipment and will be having another one on Monday as there are still lots left! Thank you to everyone who donated cakes. 
It was class 3’s assembly today and they told us all about teeth and keeping ourselves healthy. Everyone really enjoyed it!
It is Remembrance weekend this weekend, with lots of events organised by “Whalley Remembers”. You can see some of Barrow pupil’s excellent WW1 themed work on the wall in Whalley library and some of our children are taking part in a lantern parade.
By Georgina & Martha


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