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URC 50th Celebration

Friday 1st April

To celebrate the 50th birthday of the URC Church, we planted fifty trees in our school grounds🌲.  Parented enjoyed a wonderful assembly, led by Mrs McArdle and every receive their own celebratory book.

50th Anniversary of the URC Church Celebrations

Visiting the Houses of Parliament 

Thursday 30th March

What a super experience for the children in Beech Class.  We left Barrow bright and early and caught the train from Preston to London.  We then popped onto the underground 🚊 and made our way to the Houses of Parliament, where we learned about how laws are formed, we had a tour of Parliament and even met our local MP, Nigel Evans.

The Houses of Parliament

School Charity Update - World Wildlife Fund


We are extremely excited to welcome SIX new animals to our Barrow School family. The School Council organised a cake sale for the World Wildlife Fund and together we raised enough funds to adopt lots of animals. Each class have adopted one animal. We will keep you updated.

Our Adopted Animals

Our School Dog, Ludo, has settled in beautifully and today enjoyed his first walk. In the coming weeks, he will be trained so that small groups of children can join Mrs McArdle on wellbeing walks.

Our School Charity Vote

Thursday 12th November


The School Council have been extremely busy this week helping us choose a charity to support.


Each class chose their class charity:

Oak Class - East Lancs Hospice

Larch Class - World Wildlife Fund

Sycamore Class - RSCPA

Rowan Class - Team SEAS

Willow Class - Cancer Research UK

Beech Class - North West Air Ambulance 


All the charities are truly worth while causes and we would love to support them all, 

however we had to choose one school charity.  

The School Council then made voting cards and ballot boxes.

Every child in the school selected one of the six charities.


The School Council have now announced that our school charity for this year is:

The World Wildlife Fund

Our School Charity Vote

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Each class chose a charity that they would like our school to support.
Here are the choices...Who would you vote for?

Tuesday 4th January 2022

Today we welcomed the newest member to our Barrow Family - Ludo our School Dog

Ludo is a miniature cockapoo who will be trained over the coming months to be our school dog. Head over to the parent page for more information all about our four legged friend. He is already settling in well and enjoying snoozing under Mrs Smith's desk. The children are all excited about our new addition and can't wait to get to know him. 


We are the Champions

Thursday 12th November


A massive congratulations to all the children who took part in the Kid’s Cup Final! We are so proud to say that...

"We are the champions!"  

We are looking forward to our school football team representing the Ribble Valley in the county Kids Cup in March.

Kid’s Cup Final

Visit from Local Historian - David Tilsley

Wednesday 20th October


Local historian, David Tilsley from The Lancashire Archives Services came to visit the children of Barrow URC Primary School on Wednesday.  He told the children all about the history of our school, we looked at entries from the school log book, heard from ex pupil Fred McNabb and found out Cyril Washbrook the England cricket player who went to Barrow School.

Local Historian Visit

Beech Class Poetry Recital

Thursday 7th October


To celebrate National Poetry Day, the children in Beech Class held their own poetry recital.  Everyone chose a poem, practised it and the performed it in front of the class.  Congratulations to Sophie, Massimo and Samuel for their outstanding performances. 



Massimo’s Poetry Recital

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Ribble Valley Cross Country Race
Wednesday 13th October


Six girls and six boys took part in the annual cross country races at St Michael and St John’s Primary School and all the runners were amazing!

Some of our runners even placed in the top 10 for their races….

Sophia H - 5th place

Imogen I - 8th place

Thomas C - 4th place

Toby L - 5th place

Everyone gave it their all! We can’t wait for the next one. 

Barrow URC Primary School Library…..We are almost there
Friday 1st October 


The new library furniture has arrived and we have been busy assembling furniture and organising all our new books.



A special THANK YOU to Mr Danson for making our beautiful story telling chair

A big THANK YOU to Mr Porter for assembling all the furniture.

A massive THANK YOU to Mrs Davies for categorising all the library books and organising all our library books.

Not forgetting all the wonderful staff from Barrow URC who helped in so many ways.


The official opening will take place on Friday 22nd October.

A local author will be opening our library.

Our New Library

Time capsule from 1876 unearthed at Clitheroe Primary School

Thursday 5th May


The BBC visited school today to find out about the history of our school...

A 145-year-old time capsule, containing ten coins and a rolled-up newspaper, has been discovered in the foundations of our primary school.

The glass jar was found "by complete accident" while workers renovated the chapel at Barrow URC Primary School in Clitheroe, Lancashire, built in 1876. 

The artefact had been placed inside one of the chapel's foundation stones.


You can watch the full News broadcast by clicking on the link below.

BBC Time Capsule Gallery

Food Bank Donations

6th October 2020


Thank you to everyone for their food bank donations. Beech Class have helped to sort through all the items ready for their collection today. 




We are even in the newspaper...