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Barrow Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Barrow Primary is a rural first school currently full to capacity with 149 pupils aged 4-9 on roll. ASP data from 2018 shows that 90% of children are from a white British, Christian background. The percentage of children in receipt of the Pupil Premium funding is 13% with SEN children making up 6% of the school population. There are currently 4 EAL children.

The latest OFSTED inspection in October 2011 judged the school to be Outstanding overall, with gradings of 1 in every category. The current Headteacher, appointed permanently from January 2015, is very effectively supported by three senior leaders; two part-time Deputy Headteachers (teaching & learning) and an Assistant Head (pastoral). The highly skilled teaching staff work collaboratively with the SLT and experienced part-time teachers with specific expertise. Staff demonstrate a shared commitment to continuous improvement, which is evident in levels of planning, support and positive relationships.

About our school experience

Individual requirements:
No requirements specified

Observing lessons across all key stages.
Discussions with staff.
Working alongside pupils.

Not specified
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For more information about our school:

School phases
  • Early years
  • Primary (4 to 11)
Colethorpe Lane
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 5AU
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times

Dress code

Cover up tattoos, Smart casual

Start and finish times

8.30am to 3.30pm - Flexible

Timings can be earlier or later as required.


Yes - on site parking provided

Car parking is available at the front of school and in addition we have a car park in front the pre-school next door.

Teacher training offered

Suffolk & Norfolk SCITT and The Faculty of Education in Cambridge

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