Barrowford St Thomas C.E. Primary School

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St Thomas' is a small voluntary aided school, 119 pupils divided into 4 classes which is in a relatively new building on the outskirts  of Barrowford.

Our school provides a caring, happy and friendly educational environment in which children are encouraged to reach their full potential in a nurturing Christian environment.  We aim for good manners, mutual respect and social awareness to go hand in hand with high standards of achievement in academic work. Our latest OFSTED inspection (February 2008) confirms our rigorous self -evaluation process and supports our judgements that our school is "outstanding" in many areas, although we are always striving to improve and do better! We aim to educate the whole child, so we promote sport, drama and music to support learning in Literacy, Maths, Science and the foundation subjects.

Being a small school means we know all of our children very well; their personalities, abilities and worries. We are able to quickly respond to changes in their needs and adapt the teaching and learning accordingly. Our children love to learn and this is evident to all who visit us here at St Thomas'.

We have a dedicated team of conscientious staff and Governors, hard working children and supportive parents, which produces a warm, flourishing family community of children and adults. Please enjoy looking through our website pages, and hopefully they will give you a flavour of our happy and thriving school.

Thank you.

Mrs M Wright

Headteacher

BARROWFORD IN BLOOM COMPETITION

Barrowford St Thomas' CE Primary school was one of the sites visited by the North West Villages in Bloom judges on July 10th in a bid for a gold award for the village. Judges admired the baskets hanging on the front fence, which were planted by the children and sponsored by a Lancs Green Award grant. They also visited the fruit and flower beds planted by the Eco committee on the top field and were blown away by the knowledge and enthusiasm of the children. We are awaiting their verdict but the comments about the children's work on the school site were very positive. Watch this space for further news!

WELL DONE TO ST THOMAS' SWIMMING TEAM!

St Thomas' swimmers competed on Tuesday 17th June in the local swimming gala against other small schools. We are delighted to announce  that the team came first and swam extremely well.  We are very proud of them all and the trophy now stands proudly in our entrance lobby.