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.
PSA Meeting - Thurs 19th Jan 7.00pm
18 Jan 2017
The termly PSA meeting is being held this Thursday 19th January, starting at 7.00pm at The Carpenters Arms, Metherell. We hope you will be able to join us. PSA Meeting 19th January 2017 Agenda
Reminder - Emergency Closure Procedures
10 Jan 2017
With cold weather forecast we thought this would be an opportune time to remind parents and carers of our emergency-closure-information-for-parents-2016-2017
Class 3 Roman Workshop Friday 13th Jan
06 Jan 2017
Please see below details of the Class 3 Roman Workshop being held at the school on Friday 13th Jan
After School Clubs Spring Term 2017
05 Jan 2017
Clubs will start during the week commencing Monday 9th Jan with the exception of Cross Country Club which will start the following week due to a Cross Country event on Friday 13th Jan. Please dowload full details below.
Spring Term Menu now Available
16 Dec 2016
Copy of letter sent home to the parents of children in Class 4
06 Dec 2016
Swimming Class 2
30 Nov 2016
Swimming sessions for Class 2 will commence on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. swimming-consent-form and swimming-class-2-jan-2017 information.
PSA Christmas Hamper Raffle - request for contributions for hamper
30 Nov 2016
Juniors Christmas Celebration
30 Nov 2016
junior-christmas-celebration-2016 will take place on the evening of Tuesday 13th December and afternoon of Wednesday 14th December.
30 Nov 2016
additional-christmas-information regarding Christmas bauble competition and Christmas Tree Festival