Owl Class visit to the library
Compassion 'Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.' Colossians 3.12
Generosity 'God loves a cheerful giver' 2 Corinthians 9.7
EYFS mud kitchen
New Premier League Primary Stars football kit
Great Yarmouth
Sports Day
Violin recital
Audley End visit
Barkley Class still life drawing
Maths Fun Day
Fire engine visit
World Book Day
Tile making at St. Alban's Cathedral
Violin recital Year 3 and 4
Maths in action!
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

Signed Statutory notice

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Key Dates

Monday 3rd September  Inset day

Tuesday 4th September Inset day

Wednesday 5th September school begins.








“ Small schools that do big things”

Welcome to the Barley and Barkway Church of England First Schools Federation.  Our two schools work as equal partners and are both set at the heart of their villages. Our children come from these and the surrounding villages and from nearby Royston and Buntingford.

As Church Schools we are deeply influenced by the Christian faith and its values, treating every member of our school communities with respect and offering Christian pastoral care. Our schools are places where all feel happy safe and secure and where we offer the very best educational opportunities to all whatever their gender, or ethnicity.  We want to develop independent, confident children who value learning and enjoy school.

Within our Federation, we want to give all children the opportunity to engage with a rich and varied curriculum and a range of learning experiences which inspire and motivate.  Our partnership with the Essex School in London enables us to celebrate diversity in our world, while our opportunities for Forest School furthers our understanding of the natural world.  As small schools we are able to personalise learning experiences so that all our pupils make good progress and achieve well and grow both educationally and spiritually.  We ensure that pupils have the support and high quality teaching needed to allow them to make the best possible progress that they can in all aspects of their learning.

We hope that you will come and visit our schools, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

Sharon Brown

Federation Headteacher

Reverend Canon Ruth Pyke

Rector of Barkway, Barley, Reed and Buckland

Chair of Governors


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 Rush 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. www.barkwaypreschool.co.uk

Karen Lavers
Pre-school Leader

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