Head's Welcome

     

    Welcome to Barrow Hills School, an independent, co-educational day school and nursery welcoming girls and boys from 2 to 13 years of age. 

    Teaching at Barrow Hills is based on the understanding that children vary in academic ability, learn and mature at different rates and discover areas of the curriculum which they enjoy and excel at. The family feel of the School is evident and the children clearly benefit from being members of a small community. Our class sizes allow for more individual attention from staff, who value and understand every child and spend quality time with them to enhance their learning and confidence. The intimate atmosphere is a particular strength of the School and enables us to build warm relationships with our families.

    Education at Barrow Hills is for life, not just the classroom and we are committed to being leaders in Prep School education; promoting mutual respect, curiosity of mind and independence of spirit, preparing each child to move on to take their place in an ever changing world.

    I strongly believe that a happy child is a successful one. Our children are challenged within a positive, diverse community of learners and are stretched at a time appropriate to them, helping them to aspire to achieve their individual best. Balanced with an ethos of strong pastoral care, children become well rounded high achievers.

    Our extensive grounds provide excellent facilities that encourage play and exploration. Throughout the School we provide children with an environment in which to experiment and develop their talents. They experience a wide variety of activities in order to develop their abilities without fear of failure.

    Please do visit the School to see our children at work and play and to experience the atmosphere that makes Barrow Hills an ideal place to spend one’s childhood.

    Philip Oldroyd BA, PGCE

    Scholarly in the way that they learn and in their love of learning.

    Curious about everything; and brave when meeting new challenges.

    Compassionate towards others, in the School and in the wider world.

    Generous of spirit, and in sharing their time and their gifts; and joyful in their appreciation of their families, their friendships, their School and the world.

    Truthful and true to themselves, and responsible in what they say and in what they do.

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