Welcome to Harrowbarrow
Harrowbarrow is a small rural village nestled in the beautiful Tamar Valley, an area rich in mining and agricultural heritage. The village school, built in 1872, is at the heart of a busy and vibrant community. With Dartmoor National Park to the east, views of the River Tamar meandering down to Plymouth Sound to the south and Bodmin Moor to the west, Harrowbarrow is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the South West.
At Harrowbarrow School children’s needs are at the heart of the learning experience. We believe learning should be irresistible, meaningful and memorable for all. Our children learn through a vast range of experiences and opportunities which we feel makes our school unique.
As an accredited Healthy School, we believe sport is essential in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
New Reception children experience school, with their parents, during our annual Learning Together sessions in the summer term.
At the heart of the community
May Day dancing is just one of the many ways our children are involved in the local community.
Learning outside is as important to us as learning inside. Our children grow their own food and sell our hens eggs, learning valuable lessons for life.
We run a daily breakfast club from 8.00am, which provides breakfast and child care for working families.
In September we take our junior children on a three day residential to access team building activities through the experience of climbing, high wires, kayaking, archery, canoeing and coasteering.
The orchestra meets before school on a Wednesday. Junior children play instruments ranging from violins to brass and clarinets to flutes.
140 Years in the community
Harrowbarrow School has a long history, stretching back to 1872, but our principles for educating children are firmly rooted in the 21st century.
Reminder - Porthpean final payment due
06 Jul 2015
A reminder that the final payment for Porthpean is due by Monday 13th July. Details, together with the kit list required can be viewed here together with the consent form
After School Clubs - final week
02 Jul 2015
After school clubs for this term will finish during the week ending Friday 3rd July. Clubs will not be run during the first two weeks of the autumn term. Details of clubs being held during the autumn term, together with start dates, will be sent ...
Author Simon Mayle Visit - Juniors, Fri 26th June
22 Jun 2015
On Friday 26th June Simon Mayle will be visiting the school in the afternoon to talk to KS2 pupils about his Shouty Kids novels. He will be selling the first two books in the series after school for £6.00 in class 4. More information about Simon M...
Class 3 - Marjons Visit - Tues 30th June
19 Jun 2015
Details of the visit to Marjons can be viewed here together with the Consent Form
Sports Evening Reminder - Tues 23rd June 5.00pm
17 Jun 2015
A reminder that our Sports Evening is being held on Tues 23rd June starting at 5.00pm. Children will need to arrive at school at 4.45pm dressed in their team colours.
Junior Summer Music Concert - 7th & 8th July
17 Jun 2015
Details of the Junior Summer Music Concert 'Olivia' can be viewed here
Porthpean Residential Trip
09 Jun 2015
Outdoor adventure residential trip for KS2
Each September, at the start of term, we take all our junior children to the Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre at St. Austell for a three day residential experience. The purpose of the trip is to develop t...
09 Jun 2015
Outdoor Education Residential Trip
Each September junior children have the opportunity to attend a residential experience at the Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre near St. Austell.
During the three days pupils will experience climbing, high ropes,...
Surf Trip Further Details & Consent
05 Jun 2015
Surf Trip Saturday 13th June
Further details can be viewed here
Surf Trip consent form can be downloaded here
Sports Evening 23rd June 2015
03 Jun 2015
Letter from the PSA can be viewed here