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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.
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.
Harrowbarrow School has a long history, stretching back to 1872, but our principles for educating children are firmly rooted in the 21st century.