Great Yarmouth
Sports Day
Violin recital
Audley End visit
Barkley Class still life drawing
Maths Fun Day
Mother's Day celebration
Fire engine visit
World Book Day
Chinese New Year
Tile making at St. Alban's Cathedral
Violin recital Year 3 and 4
Our wonderful handwriting
Maths in action!
School Council
Owl Class with Bob the skeleton!
Barkleys trip to St. Albans Catherdral
Having fun in the field
Getting creative in the Owl Class

Key Dates


  • 22nd September– Open classroom from 3-3.30pm
  • 22nd September -Memory Walk at Barley Field – 1.30-2.30pm
  • 22nd September– Cycling taster session from 3pm
  • 28th September– No Newsells today only
  • 3rd October – Harvest Festival 9.05am At Barley Church

SAVE THE DATE – Fobbs are hosting ” Would I lie to You”  14th October

We have achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Mark!

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Welcome To Our Website

Welcome to the Barley school website and thank you for your interest in our school. Barley is a Church of England school set in the heart of the village. Christian values underpin the education we provide and we endeavour to reach out into the local community and world wide to demonstrate our ethos of ‘Christian love in action’.
At Barley School we have high expectations for all our pupils. As a small school we are able to personalise learning experiences to ensure all our pupils make good progress, achieve well and are happy at school. Our staff team is experienced but innovative ensuring that the education we deliver is of the highest standard.


Early Years

Our Early Years provision (awarded the 2013 Herts Quality Standard - updated 2014) caters for children aged from 3 onwards in a setting that is appropriate to their needs including a dedicated outside play area. If you are looking for provision for 2-3 year olds Barkway pre-school is a feeder school to Barley. Children born on or within the dates 1st September 2014 to 31st August 2015 are entitled to a free Nursery place for 15 hours per week from September 2018. We welcome visitors, especially during school hours, so that you can see the school ‘at work’. Please call Mrs Grinyer on 01763 848281 or simply 'knock on the front door'.
We look forward to meeting you.

Barkway Pre-School

Barkway Pre-school is a voluntary managed setting run by a committee of parents. We offer high quality care and education for children aged 2-4 years. We offer a safe and stimulating environment in a classroom setting within Barkway First School. We have our own enclosed outside play area offering free flow from classroom to garden play.

We are guided by the Early Years Foundation Stage (2012).

Please contact us for further details, visits always welcome.

Karen Lavers
Pre-school Leader

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