Category: Headline News Archive

Finding their love of reading

13th December 2019

Whilst we all know that reading is fundamental to childrens’ development, and countless research has shown the links between good reading skills from an early age and future success in life, we also know it can be hard to get children really excited by books, given the many other noisier activities fighting for their attention!…

Junior Prep to the home of England Rugby

13th December 2019

It was a chilly Thursday morning as Junior Prep headed to Twickenham Stadium to watch the men’s and women’s teams from Oxford and Cambridge Universities go head to head in the annual Varsity Match. The weather was wet and the playing conditions were tough but the Barrow Hills crew stayed warm and dry under the…

Barrow Hills’ Christmas Cracker

6th December 2019

Children, parents and staff from Barrow Hills came together to enjoy an afternoon of festive fun on Friday 6th December. The event was designed by the Barrow Hills School Council (made up of elected representatives from Reception to Year 8) and resulted in the whole School participating in a variety of Christmas themed activities including…

Barrow Hills children get into the festive spirit

29th November 2019

It was a day of festive fun when Barrow Hills children took part in one of their favourite annual events – a Christmas Decorating Workshop on Friday 29th November. Organised by BHCC (Barrow Hills Community Committee), the Christmas workshop provided an opportunity for the children to decorate ceramic gingerbread men, which are then sent off…

Barrow Hills School opens its doors to the public

19th September 2019

Barrow Hills threw open its doors to the public for guided tours of the historic building and grounds on Saturday 14th September, as the School participated (for the fifth consecutive year) in the national Heritage Open Days initiative, England’s biggest festival of history and culture. Celebrating 25 years, the Heritage Open Days are designed to…

Barrow Hills School Announces New Head

9th July 2019

Barrow Hills School, Witley, announces the appointment of Philip Oldroyd as its next Head. Mr Oldroyd will take over the reins at the 230-pupil Surrey prep and nursery School in September 2019.  He succeeds Sean Skehan who is stepping down for personal reasons after three years at the helm. During Mr Skehan’s tenure the level…

Independent Review of Barrow Hills

3rd October 2018

Looking for a prep school with excellent pastoral care, an emphasis on personal development AND strong academic results? Say hello to Barrow Hills School near Godalming. To read the full independent review from Muddy Stilettos please click here. THE MUDDY VERDICT Good for: I think most children would thrive here. Yes, it’s an outdoorsy, sporty school,…

Heritage Open Day

19th September 2018

Barrow Hills School threw open its doors to the public for guided tours of the historic building and grounds on Saturday 15th September, for the fourth consecutive year, in a special event designed to bring local history and heritage to life. It was part of the celebrations associated with the national Heritage Open Days initiative,…

Reach for the stars Jedd

1st July 2018

Jedd (5G) is reaching for the stars after winning a national competition to design a spacecraft for NASA. Jedd is the winner of this year’s Generation Beyond Challenge – organised by Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education. The challenge – a UK first – was launched to schools last year as part of a new STEM…

Super Hare-O

30th June 2018

Luciana Flavell and her Super Hare-O joined assembly on Friday to announce the winner of the Year 2 competition to write his story. Haslemere Hares 2018, is the successor to Haslemere Hogs, the highly successful Community Arts project that took place in the summer of 2017. The finished artworks are on display in Haslemere and…

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