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Latest News

Please visit the newsletter tab for more information about the latest news happening at Barlestone School. Our newsletters are updated fortnightly.

  • New Website Launched!

    Sun 20 Jun 2021

    Welcome to our brand new school website! We have created the website to keep parents up to date with school news and notices, and to showcase some of the great things our pupils are achieving. The website is extremely easy to edit by all staff at the school, so check back soon for new updates!

  • Red Nose Day Just Giving Page

    Thu 18 Mar 2021
  • DfE Coronavirus Update 17.3.20

    Tue 17 Mar 2020

    This is the daily updated on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).


    New guidance for households with symptoms


    Yesterday, the Government introduced new guidance on whole household isolation in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:


    • if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started
    • if you live with others and you or another member of the household have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
    • for anyone in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period.


    The symptoms are:


    • A high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)
    • A new, continuous cough


    The full stay at home guidance for households with these symptoms can be found here:

    The Prime Minister’s statement from Monday 16 March can be found here:

    Handwashing advice

    The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

    Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

    Department for Education coronavirus helpline


    The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:

    Phone: 0800 046 8687
    Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)

    Please note, we are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. We appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that we answer your calls as quickly as possible, we have now extended our opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.

    If you work in a school, please have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the hotline.


    Where to find the latest information

    Updates on COVID-19:

    Guidance for educational settings:

    Guidance for social or community care and residential settings:

    Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas:

    Educational resources:

    Latest Department for Education information:

  • We have been awarded the Bronze School Games Mark Award!

    Mon 17 Sep 2018

    We are delighted to announce that we, Barlestone C of E Primary School, have achieved the School Games Mark Bronze Award for the 2017/2018 academic year. 


    The School Games Mark is a Government led award launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. 


    Our sporting achievements this year include - 

    Winning the Y3/Y4 Tennis Tournament

    Finishing Runners-up in the New Age Curling / Boccia

    Finishing Runners-up in the Gymnastics

    Going to the Level 2 finals in Dodgeball, Tag Ruby, Hockey and Basketball amongst others. 


    As part of our application, we were asked to fulfill criteria in in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. 


    We look forward to applying once again in 2019!

  • Character Champions

    Fri 11 May 2018

    This week we saw our first Character Champions from each class wearing their character muscle lanyard.  Well done Josh, Phoebe, Tia, Maisie, Fanni, Finlay and Owen,  we're really proud of you!