Barley VC Church of England First School

Church End, Barley, Royston, Herts, SG8 8JW
Tel: 01763 848281

Headteacher: Mrs Margaret Davies-McKeon


Welcome to our School

Picture of School

Key Dates

June 2016

6th Inset Day
9th Robin Class Hedingham Castle visit
16th Rounders Festival at Freman College-Barkleys Class 1-4pm
22nd School photos
23rd Barkleys at Barley School
24th Barkleys visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum


6th Governor monitoring day

BMX afternoon for Barkleys Class,

Robin & Owl Classes tb

9th Barley Show
11th Performing Arts Day at Meridian School- Barkleys Class
14th County Transition Day
15th Sports Day
20th Prize giving/ achievement Assembly at Barley Church 9-11am approx
22nd School finishes at 1.30pm



1st Inset Day
2nd Inset Day
5th Return to school

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.

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 2012 to 31st August 2013 are entitled to a free Nursery place for 15 hours per week from September 2016. 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.

Margaret Davies-McKeon

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