We hope these pages will help you learn more about our school.

On behalf of all the school staff we hope you all have had a wonderful summer holiday and welcome you back to school.

Frankie Oldham (Year 5) plays in the Barnsley Intermediate Band and he has been chosen to receive the ’Paul Sykes Music Award’. It has been awarded to Frankie in memory of Paul and Jack Sykes from Penistone. He has received this award in recognition of outstanding contribution in both the Barnsley Junior Band and Barnsley Intermediate Band. Frankie has also been asked to join the Town Concert Band. Well done, Frankie...superb recognition of your musical ability!

As you all know, at Barugh Green, we are very proud of our commitment to the Arts. This commitment from all staff, children and parents has resulted in us achieving Arts Mark ‘Gold’ status three consecutive times. Our efforts have not gone unnoticed as several weeks ago, we were approached by a company called Cape UK, who asked us if they could commission a film. This film sought to showcase our commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum that places the arts, culture and creativity at the heart of the pupils’ learning. Cape UK  are part of the Arts Council for England who work with a number of schools to support their teaching and learning of the arts. The aim was that our school would inspire many other schools and learning organisations to be as creative as we are! Please enjoy watching the film and I hope that you will agree that the end result is fantastic!

Miss S Hirst

(Art and Design co-ordinator)




Barugh Green is a caring and supportive school with good relationships in a disciplined environment. We encourage pupils to be friendly and polite, seeking to build relationships with other children and adults, and to be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others.

We expect high standards of our pupils and ourselves.





It is my pleasure to welcome you to Barugh Green Primary School. I have had the honour and privilege of working here as the Headteacher since April 1994. Having relocated with my family from Norfolk, I only intended to stay at the school for 5 or 6 years. Well here I am over 20 years later, and what a brilliant 20 years it has been! The school is infectious. It’s a fantastic place to work. What makes it so special? We have a positive ‘can do’ ethos where the staff, pupils and parents all work together to help our children reach their potential. Because of this, we are a very popular school. We have grown from 230 to 324 pupils, from eight classes to twelve, and we have had numerous staff additions.

We are a happy school. When the children were asked reasons for coming to school, one of the top responses was:  ‘...to have fun!’  We want children to enjoy their time at Barugh Green and look back in later years with fondness and happy memories. We derive tremendous satisfaction when ex-pupils return and use the phrase:  ‘I remember when....’

One of our philosophies is that primary education is about opportunity and experience, hence the reason why we offer such a rich curriculum which inspires our children to participate in so many activities. We are really proud of our 3 consecutive outstanding Ofsted inspections and the exceptional SATs results over many years, but we are equally proud of our three Artsmark Gold awards, the PE and Sport Quality Mark Distinction (one of a handful in the North of England), and the ICT Computing excellence award (again one of a few). However, all this does not mean we are perfect. We make mistakes, we get things wrong. Sometimes we could have done better. However, we continually strive to improve the school to give our children the best possible start to their education.

May I thank everyone for their continued support?  Barugh Green Primary School is an exciting place to be and I know that if I had lived locally, my own children would have attended this school.

Kind regards

Michael Gilmore




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Higham Common Road, Barnsley, S75 1LD

01226 383800

01226 381268



General Enquiries should be addressed to the school office.

Class Enquiries should be addressed to the relevant class teacher.

Serious or confidential enquiries should be addressed to Mr M Gilmore, Headteacher.