Tim Peake with the Year sixes
Nativity 2017

Welcome to Barrow C.E. Primary School

Our school is situated in Barrow in rural Cheshire, five miles from the city of Chester. The school has a long history dating back to Victorian times in1865. It still retains its unique character and is a focal point of the village and our vibrant community. When it was first opened, there were only two rooms and a school house for the headteacher. The modern day school consists of five main teaching areas all with interactive whiteboards. There is wireless internet throughout the school and grounds and we have a suite of laptops and i-pads connected to a server. In September 2014 we opened our new hall and kitchen. This has increased our floor print by one third. The school house now contains the administration office, headteacher's office and activities room which is used for music and group work.

The school grounds are surrounded by fields. There is a large playground and an extended playing field for the children to use at break times and for sporting activities. The school has its own pond, orchard and 'wildlife' area where the children can further their environmental studies or sit and relax during pleasant summer days. We also have a large decking area which is used as an outdoor classroom and somewhere for parents to wait for their children. Pictures of the school are available on the website in the gallery.

The most unique and special thing about our school is the strong Christian ethos and family atmosphere that permeates throughout the school. This is reflected in the polite and well mannered children and their caring and considerate attitude towards each other and to every one who is part of our team.

If you want to arrange a visit or need any further details please contact Ms Hughes in the school office. 

Barrow in top 30 of small Primary schools nationally.

 In a recent statistical survey by the Sunday times small primary schools were ranked on their performance in Standard Assessment Tests (Sats) taken in 2015, 2014 and 2013. The Level 5 scores for all three years  in reading writing and maths were then aggregated to produce an overall score out of 300.  Level 5 attainment is that expected of a 13-year- old, in other words two years above the age of the children sitting these tests.

Our school came thirty nationally. Only one school in CWAC was rated higher than us. Congratulations to all of the children and of course to all of the staff for all of their hard work.

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Contact the School

Barrow CE Primary School

Great Barrow

Tel: 01244 981313