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SCHOOL IS OPEN TO SELECTED YEAR GROUPS FROM MONDAY, 1ST JUNE.... SEE LETTERS BELOW FOR DETAILS

A letter from Mr Brooks, Headteacher

Dear Parents / Carers,

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,

PHASED RETURN FROM MONDAY, 1st JUNE 2020

Please find below letters from Mr Brooks, outlining the arrangements put in place for a phased return. 

Should you have any questions, please email: schooloffice@barryprimary.org

Thank you for your continued support.

Hi all, please watch our special video below: #messagefromteachers

To all our Barry children and their families we miss you, everyday! 

Please click on this link to see a short video.  

Coronavirus Information - Update

The Prime Minister has announced a proposed phased reopening of early years settings and primary schools, beginning with early years, reception, Year 1 and Year 6.  This phased return plan aims to beat the virus and provide a road map for re-opening society whilst minimising the spread of Covid-19.  You will receive further information in due course. Please do not send your child to school until you have been informed by us directly that your child is able to attend. Thank you for your co-operation during these difficult times.

Reception Class - 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 - click here - 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.

NSPCC

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers from the NSPCC

Whether you're working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, the NSPCC have got tips and advice for you.  Please click on this link to see more. 

Free School Meals - update

Families whose children are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) will be offered a weekly hamper from school.

Please note: Free School Meals will not be provided for those only eligible for Universal Infant Free School meals.

Free meals are automatically available to all Key Stage 1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) children under the Universal Infant School Meals Scheme. 

To find out how to access free school meals, select your child's year group.

My child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2

My child is in Year 3 or above

If you have any other worries or are struggling in any way, please contact school for further advice or support between 9am and 3.30pm.

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
    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
    Supporting Children's Mental Well-Being
    Dear Parents/Carers Please find attached some resources to use with children that Nottinghamshire Educational Psychology Service produced and kindly shared with Northamptonshire. They are aimed at supporting children's mental well-being at this time. These documents are also available on our website. Kind regards Miss Barrie
  • Important
    22 May 2020
    NCC Statement
    Dear Parent / Carer Please find attached a statement from Northamptonshire County Council regarding the re-opening of schools.
  • Important
    21 May 2020
    Social story and guidelines for parent re school opening
    Dear Parents/Carers We know that many of you with children returning to school in the week beginning Monday, 1st June will be worried about this and we want to reassure you that we have been, and will continue to, make school as safe as possible for all of them. In order to support the children with the changes to school due to social distancing measures, we have produced the attached social story and some guidelines on how to use this. I would recommend reading this story once a day with your child/children between now and the day they are due to return. In order to be effective, social stories need to be read daily over a sustained period of time. This story will also be available on the school website. Kind regards Nadine Barrie Deputy Headteacher/Inclusion Manager
  • Important
    20 May 2020
    Phased Return from 1st June 2020
    Dear Parents/Carers, Please find attached a letter from Mr Brooks outlining the arrangements put in place for phased return from 1st June 2020. Please ensure that you read the whole document. As this is Year Group specific, please look out for information regarding your child's return. Do not send your child to school unless you have received details about their Year Group, which will follow in the next few days. Should you have any questions, please email schooloffice@barryprimary.org Thank you.
  • Important
    18 May 2020
    Proposed phased reopening of schools
    Dear Parent / Carer Please find attached a letter from the Director of Children's Services at Northamptonshire County Council.
  • General
    1 May 2020
    School Update
    Dear Parent / Carer We are looking forward to welcoming you all back to school when the Government decides it is safe to do so. This week we paid tribute to the NHS with a one minute silence at 11am on Tuesday and all the staff have been involved in making a video for you which we hope to be able to add to the website next week. Our Home Learning page is updated every week with school activities, useful documents to read which include hints and tips for young people and a special guide for parents. Also, look out for a competition to design a Christmas Bear. Take care everyone, we miss you.
  • General
    27 March 2020
    Useful Link during school closure
    Dear Parent/Carer The Parent Support co-ordinators from Northampton's Targeted Support Team have shared a link that may be useful to you during school closures. https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/councilservices/children-families-education/service-finder?cfdebug=true Thank you
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