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Welcome back!

Please see below for a note from Mr Mannix.

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Dear Parents & Carers,

A huge welcome back to the new school year! A special welcome to all our families joining Barlby today and over the next few weeks.

We have included some key information and noted some changes for your reference.

School Day Timings

Breakfast Club


This facility is open for all children from nursery to Year 6. Please come into school from 8am if you would like to sign up your child/children.


Open Registration


The school gates open at 8.45am and the children can go straight into class. This is a useful opportunity for extra learning and for parents/carers to catch up with the teachers. Foundation Stage parents are encouraged to stay and read in class with their child.


School Day Begins


Registration takes place at 9am prompt. If your child is late, please sign them in at the school office.


Guided Reading


The whole school is usually engaged in focused reading sessions during this time which is one reason why being on time is so important.




The children attend an afternoon assembly on most days.


Gate Opening & ClosingTimes

3.20pm opening

3.40pm: closing

End of school day;

3.25pm: Foundation Stage & KS1

3.30pm: KS2

Please collect younger children first.

For security and safety the school needs to account for all children and adults on site at all times. For this reason, we ask for the playgrounds to be vacated at 3.40pm. Please sign in at the school office if you have a meeting in school after this time.

The playgrounds are used for playcentre after school.


3.30pm- 6pm (later opening time from Monday 10th September)

This facility is open to all children from nursery (when they have settled) to Year 6. Barlby runs its own play service and has employed an experienced and qualified team of play workers. Please see further information below.


There are several ways to stay up to date with school news and information. Please feel free to;

  • Talk to your child’s teacher daily during open registration (from 8.45am)
  • Check our website, Instagram and Twitter feeds
  • Read the weekly newsletter (every Friday)
  • Check the electronic board at the school office
  • Speak to a member of the senior leadership team at the school gates/ reception each morning

We hold a Parents Evening every term but you can talk, e-mail or make an appointment at any time. Every teacher has an e-mail address displayed on their classroom window with some key information about the class.

Instagram: barlbyprimaryschool

Twitter: @primary_barlby


Barlby runs a play service after school and is extending the provision this year to include Ark Brunel pupils. The service will be run by Alan, Wendy and Perry as they are experienced play workers. If you would like to register your child, please see the team in the hall after school.

We are not increasing our costs this year but will be extending the time of the sessions to 6pm from Monday 10th September.

  • £5 until 4.30pm
  • £7.50 until 5.30pm
  • £10 until 6pm


Thank you for being so patient with your enquiries at the school office which is short staffed at the moment.


We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning ahead and plan to hold several community events.


Yours sincerely,

Anthony Mannix