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Thank you for your support in what has been an extraordinary school year.

Stay safe, have a lovely summer and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on

Thursday, 3rd September 2020

Please see below for key information and what to expect from Barry Primary School



Class / Year Groups

Entrance / Exit

Drop off


Year 1 classes

Year 2 classes

Top (Coop) gate – leave via carpark



Year 5 classes

Year 6 classes

Main gate – leave via Covington Street



Nursery &

Reception classes

Top (Coop) gate – leave via carpark



Year 3 classes

Year 4 classes

Main gate – leave via Covington Street



Parents with children in different years, please follow your earliest child’s times / entrance.

Late-comers will not be permitted to enter until all other children have been safely dropped off.


  • At drop off and collection, please follow the routes to support the one-way systems.
  • Only ONE adult per family to drop off or collect; strictly no ‘gathering’ at the school gates.
  • Please be aware of the recommendations for travel to and from school, avoiding public transport where possible and walking / cycling if feasible.

Parents and Visitors

  • NO-ONE, under any circumstances, should enter the school grounds or buildings if they have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Parents will NOT be able to enter the school buildings during drop off or collection.
  • Parents / visitors must have an appointment to come to school for reasons other than drop off / collection.
  • We ask that wherever possible, parents telephone and/or email the office to enable contactless queries.
  • Should anyone in school have suspected COVID 19 symptoms, they will be isolated in a designated first aid room until they are able to leave site at the earliest point.
  • The school reserves the right to close down a classroom, hub or the site with immediate effect if circumstances determine this is the best course of action for everyone’s safety.


  • Children are expected to wear school uniform from September.  Please see our website for more details about our uniform, including PE kit.


  • From September, it is a legal requirement for all school-aged children to attend school; non-attendance will follow the school’s attendance policy procedures available on our website.

Differences in school

  • Classroom layouts altered: desks in Y2-Y6 facing forward in rows; each child to have a set of key equipment to limit “sharing”; shared resources cleaned regularly; each room has access to soap and hot water, tissues, lidded bins, hand sanitizer stations and cleaning products.
  • Creation of three isolation rooms for treatment / containment of anyone with COVID 19 symptoms, complete with PPE equipment.
  • Dividing the school into four “hubs” to ensure that contact between different groups of staff and children are reduced.
  • Toilets are unisex at this time; each classroom to be allocated one toilet and one sink (coloured coded to their given classroom colour).
  • Creation of one-way “flow” systems to control the movement around the site.  One-way systems will be marked with tape. 
  • Assemblies will be conducted using a virtual platform to avoid large gatherings.
  • Playtimes and lunchtimes will be staggered and the playground space divided to limit mixing between year groups.
  • Chartwells will only be providing packed lunches in the first term (to be reviewed in the Autumn).  Parents who normally order from ParentPay will still need to do so including Universal Free School Meals (Rec, Year1 and Year2) and Free School Meal children.  Please send a packed lunch with your child if you do not order a meal.
  • Potentially limited or no school-led clubs and trips in the Autumn term (ongoing review). 


Reception and Nursery Classes - September 2020

We would like to update you in relation to what we are doing here at Barry Primary School for our September 2020 intake.  During these unprecedented times we are not able to offer our normal transition events therefore we would like to share a short video of our Reception setting and Nursery setting whilst this may not be the usual transition process, we would really like to welcome you to our school community and look forward to meeting you.


Welcome to Barry Primary School

Mr Will Brooks, Headteacher

It is my privilege as Headteacher to extend a warm welcome to the Barry Primary website and thank you for visiting. Our school not only strives for high academic standards for children, but we also have the ambition for everyone that is part of our school to achieve their fullest potential in a far broader sense, celebrating creativity, individuality, integrity and diversity.

We are proud of having a long history of putting children at the heart of everything we do and of the close-knit, supportive “family-feel” that visitors to our school always comment on; it is this CARE that forms an integral part of our school vision and values.

Our dedicated staff team, our wonderful children and the excellent relationships that exist between all members of the school community have helped us to achieve our Good status. This website aims to celebrate the broad range of opportunities and achievements at our school, as well as further contributing to the partnership that exists within our lovely learning community.

We hope that you enjoy the site and are as proud of our children’s achievements as we are.

SchoolPing News Feed

School News Feed
  • Important
    16 July 2020
    End of Year - update
    Dear Parents / Carers Please find attached a letter from Mr Brooks. Please check our website for any latest information and updates. Thank you for your support in what has been an extraordinary school year. Kind regards
  • Important
    9 July 2020
    Message forwarded from Northamptonshire County Council
    Active Travel As part of the response to COVID-19, Northamptonshire County Council are looking at ways that we can develop and promote active travel across the county. Ideally we would like as many children and young people as possible to walk or cycle to school but appreciate that this is not always possible. We would therefore like to hear from directly from parents from schools across the county about current modes of transport and what, if anything, makes walking and cycling difficult. We would therefore be grateful if you could publish the link to the Active travel Survey below and encourage as many parents as possible to respond. The survey is now live and will remain so until next Friday, 17th July. https://northamptonshire.citizenspace.com/lse/4c43c884
  • General
    7 July 2020
    Staffing update for September
    Dear Parent / Carers Please find attached a letter from Mr Brooks regarding staff who are leaving and new appointments for September. Kind regards
  • Important
    24 June 2020
    School Update 24th June 2020
    Dear Parents / Carers, Although there are various government announcements about changes to the Covid 19 response, this is just to confirm that our current provisions will remain the same until the end of the academic year. The school is open to all children in Year 1 and Year 6, as well as children with allocated places in nursery and reception. We are open to key worker / vulnerable children with existing places but please be aware we are now at the maximum numbers permitted in our classes and sadly we are not able to allocate further places due to being at full capacity. Our last day of term for children is Thursday 16th July. The school is closed on Friday 17th July. Thank you for your continued support with our new drop off and collection routines; it really does help us maintain a safe and happy environment for the children. Best wishes, Will Brooks Headteacher Barry Primary
  • Important
    10 June 2020
    Whole School Update - 10/06/2020
    Dear Parents / Carers, As you may have already heard on the news, the Government yesterday made the announcement that schools will not open to wider pupils before the end of the academic year. For Barry Primary School, this means that we will continue to offer places for our key worker families who have existing places, as well as children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6. Sadly, we are not permitted to welcome back Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 or Year 5 at this time as nationally, it is not deemed safe for any school to do so. Home Learning packs will still be available to these year groups until the end of term. Over the next couple of weeks, parents of children currently not in school will receive a telephone call from the school offering your child the opportunity to have a chat with their class teacher. We very much hope to talk with as many children as possible now that we are in the position to do so. The school is closed on Thursday 11th June; we are looking at ways to reopen to all existing pupils attending in the next couple of weeks. Further information will be sent out shortly. We really appreciate the challenges faced in these unprecedented times and we shall continue to keep you updated with any information as this becomes available. At this time, we cannot predict what September brings.... we are reliant on the decision-making of the Government to determine when children are allowed back to school safely. But we miss you all and really want to see our school family again as soon as we possibly can. Until then, very best wishes to you all. Mr Brooks
  • General
    8 June 2020
    On-line Safety
    Dear Parents / Carers Please find attached the latest National Online Safety Guide. As children are accessing more online content during this time, please see the Online Safety page on our website if you need any advice on how to manage internet safety and support your child to understand how to keep safe online. Thank you for your continued support.
  • Important
    3 June 2020
    School closed on Thursday, 4th June
    Dear Parents/Carers, Polite reminder that the school will be closed to all pupils on Thursday, 4th June 2020. We hope to be able to open to key worker children only on Thursdays in the near future; for all other pupils, the school will be closed Thursdays. Stay safe and well.
  • Important
    3 June 2020
    New Routines
    Dear Parents/Carers, Thank you for your support in making our new routines for dropping off and collection safe. Just a reminder that it is important that you keep to the correct times and entrances - we must stagger timings in order to control the number of children and adults on site. Drop off 8.45-8.55am Key worker children (with existing places) only - main gate 8.55-9.05am Reception children only - top gate 9.05-9.15am Year 1 children only - main gate 9.15-9.30am Nursery children only - top gate 9.15-9.30am Year 6 children only - main gate Collection Please collect from the same gate used for drop off. 3.00-3.10pm Nursery and Year 6 children only 3.10-3.20pm Key worker children only 3.20-3.30pm Reception and Year 1 children only Please do not try to enter the school outside of your designated time slot - this is for everyone's safety. Thank you for your support in keeping our school safe.
  • Important
    22 May 2020
    School Update - 22nd May 2020
    Dear Parent / Carer, Barry Primary School has been open throughout the past two months, providing education in person for vulnerable children and key workers’ children - in addition to providing education and pastoral care to those children at home. This has been a phenomenal task. The government has asked schools to prepare to begin to open for more children from 1st June in such a way that we minimise the risks to pupils, staff and parents as much as possible. To decide what is feasible, Northamptonshire County Council asked schools to carry out an initial comprehensive risk assessment so that leaders can evaluate potential solutions on how they can safely and effectively accommodate eligible pupils. Schools, in the first instance, were asked to take a phased approach to how many pupils they take back and from when. Northamptonshire County Council will support schools to work towards gradually increasing pupil numbers at a pace their individual circumstances allow. As you are aware, Barry Primary School will be closed to all pupils on Thursday as we put things in place to safely accommodate every child from eligible year groups from 1st June. It is important that we offer what we can to all our families. It is our aim to reopen five days a week as soon as it is safe and possible to do so but at this time, the school cannot provide you with a specific date as to when this will be. We will continue to review the provisions we can offer in such a way that we minimise the risks to pupils, staff and parents as much as possible. When we can safely open to all pupils on Thursdays, we shall communicate this at the earliest opportunity. Kind regards,
  • Important
    22 May 2020
    NCC Statement
    Dear Parent / Carer Please find attached a statement from Northamptonshire County Council regarding the re-opening of schools.
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