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

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

We held our Harvest Festival Service in Church and each class celebrated the thanksgiving through poems, songs and power point presentations. The food we collected was given to the Salvation Army in Leamington and was gratefully received.

Our first class assembly of the year was class 4. It was a perfect start to the day. The children showed their parents what creative work they had produced in the short time since September. The pupils themselves chose the format of the assembly and how they wanted to present it...very well done!

All of the children in school have designed their own Christmas Card. Each pupil creates a picture using different techniques, which is then sent to Cauliflower Cards and is magically returned as a card or set of gift tags. This is co-ordinated by FABS, who spend their time taking orders and distributing the cards when they arrive, thank you to FABs.

We were sorry to say good-bye to Mrs Brayshaw our very diligent School Crossing Patrol Lady who has seen our children safely across the road for the past few years. One of her favourite memories of the children is their singing, so as a surprise they sang ‘All things bright and beautiful’ during her leaving assembly.

On Tuesday 21st October years 5 and 6 were very excited as they were going to Caythorpe Park in Lincolnshire for a PGL trip, the weather forecast was not good! However, they returned with wonderful memories of unforgettable, experiences. One pupil described it as ‘Fantabulous’ a combined word which says it all.

Finally Key Stage 1 pupils have auditioned for their Christmas production of ‘Angel Express’, which is always the highlight of the autumn term. Christmas is a very special time in school with so many activities taking place and already some of the children are looking forward to seeing a special visitor who always comes to Barford St Peter’s on party day!

Happy Christmas to everyone from the staff and pupils at Barford St Peter’s C of E Primary School

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SCHOOL GETS SUPPORT TO IMPROVE ITS TRAVEL PLAN

Cycle RackPupils and staff at Barford St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School were celebrating recently when a new bike rack was installed to improve the storage facilities for children cycling to school.

The school received a grant from Warwickshire County Council to actively promote cycling to school and to endorse safer and greener travel as part of the travel plan. Barford have also introduced a system where parents and children sign up for a “cycle permit” administered by staff.

The project was generously supported by Morrison Construction part of the Galliford Try group who provided both materials and labour enabling the school to have these new cycle racks installed.

Head teacher Mrs Annette Delaney said, "We are extremely pleased that our children can be encouraged to use their bikes safely on the way to and from school. As a village school it is extremely important that we encourage safe and healthy forms of travelling. These superb facilities will help to keep the children’s bikes secure when they are in school. It would not have been possible without the support from WCC and Morrison Construction. We have already started to put the racks to good use”.

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VILLA COACHES BRING FUN AND GAMES TO VILLAGE SCHOOL

Children from Barford St. Peterís enjoy some coaching tips from the Aston Villa coaching team.Top coaches from Aston Villa Football Club are helping to put fun into football with the children and staff at Barford St Peter’s Primary School under a community coaching initiative.

The pupils from Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 are receiving weekly football training sessions from Aston Villa’s coaching staff. The term got off to a fantastic start with a variety of fun filled games and exercises being taught. The first session was hugely popular with boys and girls reporting how they enjoyed learning new team skills.

Head teacher Annette Delaney was extremely pleased with this initiative. “Seeing our boys and girls all having the opportunity to experience sports coaching from a well known premiership club in this way is just fantastic. The children have clearly enjoyed working with a professional coach. We are extremely grateful to have secured the support from Aston Villa FC for this six week programme. Paul is a popular coach and provided the children with many ‘foot balling tips’ as well as making it lots of fun.”

Some of the popular games for the pupils included playing “traffic light football” and “stuck in the mud”. The sessions will take place each week at the school.

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MUSICAL TALENTS FROM PAST AND PRESENT

School MusicThe village of Barford was treated to an evening of musical entertainment on a night to remember when 16 acts took the stage .The event , “Barford School Music Evening” saw a packed school hall with villagers , parents and friends attending an evening soiree in the school which took months of dedicated preparation .

Over 50 children , past and present pupils of Barford St Peter’s C.E. (V.A) Primary took part. The line up included a wide range of performances including sax, clarinet , piano and violin fanfares and plenty of singing.

The evening was the culmination of detailed planning all carefully put together by music teacher Mrs Joyce Lewis and her team , supported by the school FABS committee. Commenting on the play to the 150 string audience Head Teacher Mrs. Annette Delaney said “ This was a wonderful evening for all of us to remember. We are extremely proud to have such fantastic mix of musical talents in our school and it is great that past pupils were able to come along and perform for us. The school is committed to the teaching of music and it is lovely to see and hear it all come together in this way.”

The finale was a performance of three pieces played by The Royal Spa Brass Ensemble , which included one of the parents. Not only was this a truly wonderful event it also raised money towards school funds.

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Don’t forget to collect tokens - we collect tokens from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, The Times and Nestle Cereals. Now these can be left at the Village Shop if you don't have a child at the school. Click for more details.

Click here for pictures of the school building work.

Click here for pictures from the Summer School fete.

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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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