“ 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.
Reverend Canon Ruth Pyke
Rector of Barkway, Barley, Reed and Buckland
Chair of Governors
We look forward to meeting you.
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