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.
Meet the Teacher Reading Presentation
27 Sep 2016
Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend our Meet the Teacher sessions last night. At the start we gave a presentation on our school improvement priority this year; to raise levels of engagament and attainment in reading. For those pare...
After School Clubs - Autumn Term
21 Sep 2016
We are currently finalising details of the after schools clubs which will be held during the autumn term. A letter will be sent out in due course.
Go Active After School Club for Yr 1,2,&3
21 Sep 2016
Thursday 29th September - Go Active After School Club starts. Details and application form can be downloaded here
Meet the Teacher - Mon 26th Sept
21 Sep 2016
On Monday 26th September we will be holding our 'Meet the Teacher' sessions for each class. All parents are encouraged to attend so that teachers can explain what they will be doing with your children and how you can support them. This year we wo...
Welcome to the start of the new school year.
06 Sep 2016
Welcome back to all our families and a special welcome to all those parents and pupils new to Harrowbarrow School. I would normally try to meet and greet in the playground on the first day but the office was so busy this morning I never made it out ...
Autumn Term Menu now available
09 Aug 2016
The autumn term school dinner menu can be viewed here
Infant Summer Singalong -Weds 20th July 2.30pm
14 Jul 2016
Traditionally we invite parents to join our infant children in an end of term summer singalong. This will be held at 2.30pm on Wednesday 20th July in the covered playground. All parents and grandparents are welcome to attend.
Reminder - Cotehele Walk & Fun Run Mon 13th July
06 Jul 2016
Reminder - Porthpean Payment due by 13th July
06 Jul 2016
Cotehele visit postponed
20 Jun 2016
Today's visit to Cotehele postponed due to weather. Normal school day but packed lunch still needed.