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LATEST NEWS FROM BARFORD ST PETER'S C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL

October 2019

We now have a School Website giving parents constant updates on what is happening in School.

WELCOME RECEPTION 2019

What a terrific start to the new school year! The children are calm, enthusiastic and eager to learn!

It has been lovely meeting our 30 new Reception children and their families. They confidently came into school on Tuesday 3rd September and have settled into routines extremely well; they are already joining the whole school for morning assembly. During their first week they had a tour of the school and were introduced to all the staff.

In great Barford tradition, a coffee morning was held in the hall for all new parents on Friday 6th September; it was lovely to chat to them in a relaxed environment. It was also a great opportunity for them to meet other new parents. We will be holding our Welcome Service on Monday 16th September at Barford St Peter’s Church where we officially welcome the children to the school and the church.

Finally we are absolutely delighted to announce that we are now a single form entry school. We have been working for many years on making each class a single cohort and this year we have achieved it. As always we have many exciting activities and events planned for the year including an open afternoon in November.

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HISTORY OF BARFORD ST PETER'S C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL

Barford School dates back to 1677, when the Rector and former Headmaster of Warwick School, Thomas Dugard, made a bequest of £5 a year, £4 of which paid the salary of “such person as shall teach 14 poor children and the other £1 to teach 2 poor girls.” To this small endowment were added various bequests notably from generations of the Mills family.

The school was open to all children who were parishioners and about 30 boys and as many girls usually attended. They were instructed in reading, writing and arithmetic; the girls were taught to sew by the master’s wife.

In 1851 the present school was erected by the National Society - a Church of England body. This consisted of two large rooms, boys and girls being segregated. When infants were admitted, a portion of the Malt Barn opposite was brought into use. Parents had to pay a weekly amount for every child.

In 1948, with the implementation of the Education Act, financial responsibility was taken over by Warwickshire County Council. However, the Church maintained its links with the school, as shown by its name and by electing two Foundation (i.e. Church) Governors to serve on the Board of Governors.

The school was extended in 1960. Until the mid-1970's, the school was a thriving junior and infant school, but with the introduction of the first and middle school system, the number on the roll decreased, as education could only be provided for children from 4 to 8 years.

In 1993, under the Schools' Reorganisation in Warwickshire, it was proposed that Barford Church of England First School should be closed. This was met with fierce opposition from the community.

In June 1994, it was announced that the decision to close the school had been overturned, and from September 1995, Barford St Peter's C of E (Aided) Primary School became official. The school now serves the parishes of Barford, Sherbourne and Wasperton and provides education for children from 4 to 11 years once more.

In 2004 the school was further improved and extended, and national performance “league tables” declared it to be in the top twenty five primary schools in England.

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Barford St Peter's CofE Primary School
Church Street
Barford
WARWICK
CV35 8EW

Phone: 01926 624244

Click here for the latest OFSTED inspections at Barford St Peter's School .

Click here for Adobe pdfNational Society Inspection Report, 2006 in pdf format (198k).

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