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Here are some quick answers to frequently asked questions about our school:

What time does school start in the morning?

School starts at 8.55am and the school gates open at 8.45am.

What time does school finish?


I have a query/concern regarding my child. What should I do?

At Barrowby CE Primary School, we have an 'open door' policy for parents. If you have a concern or query regarding your child then please arrange an appointment with your child's class teacher. This can be in person or a telephone appointment and can be arranged by contacting the school office either in person, by telephoning 01476 566121, or by emailing

How quickly do you respond to letters or emails?

If you email regarding an arrangement for your child, we will respond as quickly as possible. However, if you are reporting a change to arrangements for the same day, we would advise you to telephone, if possible. If you don't get an acknowledgement of an email, please contact again, in case it has gone astray.

We aim to acknowledge letters/emails within three working days, however, depending on the nature of the enquiry, a full response may take a little longer.

Where do I find holiday dates?

What time do after school activities finish?

Finishing times vary - please check this term's clubs letter on our letters page.

What is the school uniform?

Does the school provide before and after school care?

We provide a breakfast club in school called 'The Old School Room Breakfast Club'. This is open daily from:

From 7.45 am - 8.45 am - £4.00 including breakfast
From 8.15 am - 8.45 am - £2.50 no breakfast

To learn more about this provision please click the link below:

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We also provide an After School Club based in the  ‘Old School Room’ open from 3.15 - 5.30pm.

Our After School club also has two choices of sessions:

 From 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm - £4.50 with a snack and drink.

 From 3.15 pm to 5.30 pm - £8.00 including a light meal and drink.

To learn more about this provision click here:

Wrap Around Care

Who do I contact about hot school meals?

Our provider is The Farm Kitchen. You can contact them on 01522 246424.

What is the school policy about drinks?

As a school we actively encourage our children to drink a range of healthy drinks e.g. water, milk:

  • throughout the school day
  • as part of a Hot School Meal
  • as part of a Packed Lunch

Throughout the School Day

In accordance with our status as a Healthy School, children are actively encouraged to drink water, which is available throughout the school day. To support this, all children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school. These bottles may only contain plain/unflavoured/uncoloured water. Drinking water is available in all classrooms.

We also have a school milk scheme, free to under 5s or children entitled to Free School Meals, and at a small cost to other children. Children having milk can drink it at playtime or at lunchtime, if they are having a packed lunch. 

At lunchtimes, parents can choose a hot school meal, provided through our supplier, Ideal, or to send their child to school with a packed lunch.

Hot School Meals

Where a parent chooses a hot school meal for their child, this includes a drink of water or milk as part of that provision and service. No other drinks or food substitutes are permitted.

Packed Lunch

Parents do not need to provide their child with a drink as water is also freely available to children having a packed lunch. Alternatively, parents can send a drink as part of their child’s packed lunch. We would encourage these drinks to conform to the school’s Food In School Policy and the National School Food Standards.

Where can I park while visiting Barrowby School?

Parking at the school is very limited and is restricted to staff only.  Please do not park on Church Street. If you have mobility issues then please contact the school office on 01476 566121 and we will endeavour to assist.

Which reading programme does the school follow?

Our core reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree which is supplemented by a selection of books from other commercial schemes and also a range of good quality paper backs and hard backed books. We also use Essential Letters and Sounds.