Barley VC Church of England First School

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

Headteacher: Mrs Margaret Davies-McKeon


Welcome to our School - Where Futures Grow...

Picture of School

Key Dates


8th Drama4All workshops
15th Yr1&2 Nasal Flu vaccination
20th Individual/Sibling Photos
21st Parent Consultation Day
22nd Robin Shepreth Trip
23rd Term Ends 3.00 pm


2nd Term Starts 09.40
11th Barkleys-Heydon Church
21st Christmas Market Town/H.


4th Occasional Day - Closed
15th Pantomime Visit Stevenage
15th Nursery Trip Audley End
16th Christmas Lunch
17th Nativity@Barkway V. Hall
18th Term Ends 1.30 pm


4th Inset Day

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 2011 to 31st August 2012 are entitled to a free Nursery place for 15 hours per week from September 2015. We welcome visitors, especially during school hours, so that you can see the school ‘at work’. Please call Mrs Elliott on 01763 848281 or simply 'knock on the front door'.

We look forward to meeting you.

Margaret Davies-McKeon

*We are in the process of designing a new website, more details to follow next term*

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