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

February 2016

9th Speed Stacking (Year 4) at Freman College
10th Ash Wednesday assembly for years 1-4
11th Royston Toy Museum visiting the Owl Class
12th Grandparents day for the Owl Class
12th Dress down day for Home Start Charity
15th Spring half term
22nd Return to school


3rd World Book Day

Youth Makes Music-Barkleys Class Rehearsal

4th Years 1 and 2 to visit Essex School, London
9th 9.30 Assembly with Rev. Ruth Pyke
11th Youth Makes Music-Barkleys Class
11th 9.00 Robin Class Assembly (inc Barkway)
15th Parent consulations
18th Owl class assembly
22nd Barkleys class assembly at Barkway
23rd 9.15am Joint Easter Service at Barkway Church
24th Zoolab visit
25th Good Friday
28th Easter Monday


1st End of term 1.30pm

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

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

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