Barrowcliff School

'Learning Together Growing Together'

Welcome to the Barrowcliff School website. We are proud to be an Ofsted GOOD school.


Our vibrant Nursery is open to children from the age of 2 years.

We offer both 15 and 30 hour funded places, together with flexible top-up sessions and access to our before and after school club, Busy Bees.

To request more information or for an informal chat, please contact the school office on 01723 351767.  Our waiting list application form can be found further down the page.

Our Nursery Staff

Introducing our Nursery staff.  Mrs Boyes is a fully qualified teacher with over 20 years experience working with children in Early Years.  She is assisted by Miss Humpleby and Mrs Binder who are both highly experienced Early Years practitioners.  All staff are key workers and your child will be given a named key worker when they start our Nursery.  

Funding Codes

For disadvantaged 2 year-old codes visit: to check your eligibility and apply.


For 2 and 3-year old working family codes visit: to check your eligibility and apply.

Early Years Provision has been judged 'GOOD' by Ofsted in the past three inspections.


Children in the early years learn to become confident and independent individuals from the start of their time at the school. Adults ask questions which support children effectively to develop their skills in speaking and listening. Children engage in activities for sustained periods of time. Leaders have prioritised the teaching of early reading. Staff benefit from weekly training sessions to support them to teach the school’s chosen phonics scheme well.  Ofsted 2023


Leaders in early years make sure children get off to a good start with their reading. The children enjoy listening to stories and talking about them with their teachers. They also enjoy an attractive environment to play and learn in. Staff look for opportunities to use the children’s play to teach new things, especially number and science. Adults keep a close eye on how the children are doing. Behaviour in the early years is good. Staff show the children how to get along with one another and, when necessary, how to resolve fall outs. Ofsted 2019


Provision in the early years is good. It stimulates children’s curiosity and engagement. Children make good progress in their learning.    Ofsted 2017