Friday, 27 February 2015

Barham Church of England Primary School


Barham Church of England Primary School Valley Road
Tel: 01227 831312
Fax: 01227 831096
Barham Primary School Emergencies only Only use this number when the
normal landline number is not operational.
Please do not send text messages!
Tel: 07745 269968

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Where have all the Year 5 children gone?  They're under their tables in 'paper caves' exploring light experiments as part a science lesson! 

Let's Celebrate!  Cyber Squad says   

Barham CE Primary School is a busy church school where we aim to give each child a good all-round education, Christian values, and a broad experience of life.  We are 6 miles south of Canterbury, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We hope you enjoy looking at what we do at our school. 

NEWS FLASH!.........NEWS FLASH!..........NEWS FLASH!........

Posted: Monday 23rd February: SCHOOL DISCO

There will be a school disco on Friday 27th February.  Sweets will not be for sale, biscuits and drinks will be included in the £2.50 entrance cost.  Please download the permission slip here

Posted: Friday 13th February:  DRESS DIFFERENT NON-UNIFORM

There will be a special 'Just Different' day on Tuesday 3rd March.  All children will be involved and allowed to come to school in non-uniform.  Please see the attached letter for more details.

Posted: Friday 13th February: HEAD TEACHER VACANCY

A link detailing the new Head Teacher position can now be found on our Vacancies page.

Posted: Wednesday 11th February: CURRICULUM ENRICHMENT WEEK

We will be having another curriculum enrichment week from 16th-20th March. This special week will have a maths focus with particular emphasis on fractions.  A letter about all the exciting activities that will take place can be found here.  Please note that the photo competition deadline is 16th March and NOT 16th February as stated in the letter!


The Beany in Canterbury is hosting an 'Enid Blyton' exhibition between now and 19th April.  This is a great opportunity for families to enjoy visiting the exhibitions, try out the costumes and there is also a story competition to enter.  For more details on this event please click here.

Posted: Tuesday 10th February: TODAY IS SAFER INTERNET DAY.

As part of our normal curriculum the children learn about being safe on-line, and we are pleased to be taking part in this national initiative to promote on-line safety. For more information on what this is all about and some tips for parents, please go to the following link. 

Posted: Monday 9th February: CLUBS NOTICE

Due to parents evening there will be no clubs in the week beginning 9th March apart from Production on a Wednesday and Friday and Mrs Johnson's hand ball club on a Monday.

Posted: Friday 6th February: WORLD BOOK DAY

Please note that we will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March (not 25th -  apologies for the error).  We would like to invite all the children to come to school dressed as a book character.

Posted: Monday 2nd February: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Mr Bissett has informed the Governors that he will be retiring at the end of this academic year.  A letter to parents with details of his announcement can be viewed here.  The responding letter to parents from the Chair of Governors outlining the forthcoming recruitment process can be viewed here

Posted: Monday 19th January: SCHOOL TRAFFIC POLICE PATROL

Earlier this month our local PCSO Lisa Williams patrolled the roads in the vicinity of the school over a number of days.  Her findings can be viewed here.  She has asked that parents read this information so as to be better informed about what is considered an offence for which you may be fined!

Posted: Monday 19th January: FOOTBALL BOOTS WANTED!

If your child has outgrown their football boots and no longer needs them we would be very grateful if they could be donated to the school!  Please drop them off at the school office.  Many thanks!

Posted: Friday 16th January: SPRING TERM NEWSLETTER

The latest newsletter for this term is now available.  You can read it online by clicking here.

Posted: Tuesday 6th January: CHANGES TO PE SCHEDULE

With a new term comes some changes to our PE timetable.  A table of when the children will need their PE kits in school can be found on the PE page.


SLBS has been running Public Observing sessions each month for some time now and they would like to open these sessions to primary school children.  Details about the monthly event can be found on the attached letter.


(You can see more of our amazing school and work in the 'Picture Galleries' link of the left.)

 Our last OfSTED inspection was in March 2011.

The OfSTED report stated that we are 'good school', we have 'high standards of behaviour' and commended us on our 'caring family atmosphere'. The report also stated 'children make a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They enter Year 1 with better than expected levels of attainment. In Years 1 to 6, this good start is fostered well by generally good levels of teaching so that by the time they leave, pupils' attainment is above average and their progress is good.'

No wonder we are so proud of our school!

Would you like to see some of our other recent achievements?

Please feel free to contact the school with any queries you may have.  Our contact details are on the left side of this page.

Thank you for visiting!


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