Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Barham Church of England Primary School


Barham Church of England Primary School Valley Road
Tel: 01227 831312
Fax: 01227 831096
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Tel: 07745 269968
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We have a special curriculum enrichment 'Moving Pictures' week.

Read all about it on our Recent Events page and see all the photo's on our gallery page!

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: Tuesday 21st October: PARENTS EVENING

Parents evening is on Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th November.  You can book your preferred appointment time slots by printing off the attached letter and bringing a HARD COPY to the school office.  Please DO NOT email the school office as we need to return a hard copy letter back to you.  Thank you!

Posted: Friday 17th October: AUTUMN SAFETY

Please find attached details about community safety regarding Halloween and Fireworks night which is soon approaching. The Community Safety officers  at Canterbury City Council are working closely within the community to promote safe messages at a potentially hazardous time of year and we would appreciate your support by viewing the documents attached. Autumn Safety Events, Halloween Kent Police and Top Tips for Staying Safe This Autumn.

Posted: Friday 17th October: FIREWORKS TICKETS

We are selling adult tickets for Merton Farm Fireworks event.  If you would like to purchase any tickets please go to the school office.

Posted: Friday 17th October: SPLASH SWIMMING CLUB

I've loved watching the progress your children have made in learning to swim. I'm happy to run two more sessions next term - due to meetings and courses that is all there is time for I'm afraid. These are the dates:  Wednesday 19th November and Wednesday 26th November.  Your children have been amazing. They have shown they are confident in the water and have been really keen to have a go without floats!     Mrs Duhig.

Posted: Tuesday 14th October: PTA MINUTES

The PTA is run by parents who organise many events to help raise funds for children to use at the school.  The PTA meet to discuss future events at least once a term and always welcome new faces. Without the support of parents, these events would not be successful. We are therefore very grateful to all parents who give their voluntary help and support.  You can view the latest PTA meeting minutes here or on the PTA webpage to see details of planned events.

Posted: Monday 13th October: VISITOR TO Y3 AND Y4 ON 23RD OCTOBER
On Thursday, 23rd October, classes 3 and 4 are lucky enough to have a visitor coming to school to talk to them about Diwali, the festival of lights, an ancient Hindu festival. This fits nicely with our work on 'light' in science this term.  Mrs Talbot will briefly do some traditional Indian art work with the children and plans to give them a plain sugar sweet to eat and a bindi. The bindi is a traditional ornamental spot between the two eyebrows and Mrs. Talbot will use vermilion powder to make the mark.  Please let Mrs Shilling know if you do not wish your child to receive either the sweet or the bindi or both. 

Posted: Friday 10th October: MOVING PICTURES CHALLENGE

The week beginning 20th October Barham Primary School will be enjoying a curriculum enrichment week covering the topic of 'Moving Pictures'.  Mrs Duhig has issued a challenge to create, draw, build or program (design using IT) your own movie character.  Bring in your creations or photo's or your creations at the start of the enrichment week please!


There will be a meeting on the 23rd October for all parents who would like to hear about the new curriculum and assessment structure ahead of the forthcoming parents evenings.  More information can be found on the attached letter.


There will be no clubs on Tuesday 4th November, the day after the INSET day, as there is a staff meeting after school.  Apologies for any inconvenience.

Posted Tuesday 26th August: CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME

This is just a reminder that we will be going to see 'Aladdin' at the Marlowe Threatre, Canterbury this year for our annual pantomime visit so please bear this in mind when booking your family days out!


(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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