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.
Spring Term Menu
18 Dec 2014
The spring term menu is now available to download here
Emergency Closure Information
08 Dec 2014
As winter has now arrived, we felt it may be useful to remind parents of our emergency closure procedures which can be downloaded here
03 Dec 2014
From September 2014 schools in England have introduced a new National Curriculum. Academy schools have some flexibility about which aspects they choose to adopt. At Harrowbarrow, we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum, which ...
01 Dec 2014
Please view parking details for dropping off and collecting your children from school here
01 Dec 2014
Details of Christmas events and Christmas dinner can be viewed here.
Children in Need - Friday 14th November
10 Nov 2014
On Friday 14th November children can come to school in their pyjamas/onesies and bring a teddy along for a suggested donation of £1 per child towards Children in Need.
School Photograph Orders - Return by Thursday 13th November
10 Nov 2014
School Photograph Proofs
21 Oct 2014
School photographs were taken by Jelly Images on Mon 20th Oct. The proofs will be delivered to school on Tuesday 4th November and will be sent home with the children to enable those parents who wish to place an order to do so.
20 Oct 2014
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
All children have the right to inclusive, high quality teaching and learning experiences. Some children will require additional support to enable them to access this. At Harrowbarrow School we ha...
14 Oct 2014
If you are planning on doing some of your Christmas shopping online, please visit the PSA page to find out how you can help raise funds for the PSA by shopping through the Easyfundraising site