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

November 2021

We have launched our new School Website . We hope you will enjoy looking through all the exciting activities which take place at Barford St. Peter’s C.E. Primary School.

We have also launched our school Twitter feed! You can follow all the inspirational things which go on at school at @Barfordstpeters

We have had a very busy Autumn Term here at school. The children have been immersing themselves in their learning themes. Year 6 have been working hard on their learning about World War II, thinking about evacuation and how it may have felt for the children and their families. In groups, they wrote letters home from the perspective of a child during World War II, before sharing them as a whole class.

Year 1 and 2 had a very exciting visit to the Leamington Gurdwara and enjoyed learning more about this very special place. Thank you so much to the Gurdwara team for allowing us to visit!

Year 3 have been exploring the Lascaux cave paintings as part of their learning theme on the Stone Age. They enjoyed smudging pastels to create their own amazing cave paintings!

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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