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Barley and Barkway (VA) Church of England First Schools Federation

‘Living Life in All Its Fullness’

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Ofsted and Performance Data

Our schools were inspected in January 2023 and November 2023. We have been awarded a grade of Good. Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.

Both schools have been awarded a grade of 'Good'. Key strengths which have been identified include:

  •     Pupils feel safe, behave well and work hard in lessons

  •     By the time pupils leave at the end of Year 4, their attainment in English and mathematics is above that typically expected for their age

  •     Children get off to a good start in the Nursery and Reception Class

  •     The school's warm and caring family atmosphere is greatly valued by pupils, staff and parents

  •     Teaching is good and every pupil's progress is closely tracked

  •     The school provides good quality special activities to help pupils catch up

  •     Pupils experience a wide range of stimulating activities

  •     The headteacher and governing body provide a clear direction for the development of the school



Ofsted Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think of your child’s school.

SIAMS: Barley school was inspected under the 2016 SIAMS framework and Barkway in 2018. Both schools were judged good.

Living life in all its fullness. John 10