Welcome to Kirkbride Primary School

I am incredibly proud to be the Head Teacher at Kirkbride Primary School where we have an excellent team of dedicated staff, wonderful pupils and a passionate community who have a strong desire to support our school.

We are a small rural school, with a BIG heart! Many of our staff attended the school themselves, and we are all part of the school family.

Our vision for education is simple; everyone should have the opportunity to flourish and grow, in the pursuit of excellence for all. Our small size enables us to ensure no child is invisible, but it doesn’t stop us from thinking BIG!

We all aim high, inspiring every child to reach further, aspire higher and look beyond what they already know. We are small enough to know every child as an individual, to encourage them to try-everything and to feel safe to have a go at new opportunities. No-one is ever left behind!

Our curriculum is designed to ensure children have rich and memorable learning experiences through our learning environment, residentials, educational visits and specialist teaching in Sport and Music, while at the same time rigorously teaching the skills our children will need in Reading, Writing, Maths and Science. But, we also want our children to be inquisitive, curious, investigative and delight in the awe and wonder of our world. So, we utilise the outdoors of our wonderful setting and locality to enrich our curriculum.

Our school is at the heart of the community with strong links to St. Bride in particular.  We believe education is a joint partnership between children, parents, staff, governors and the community.  Our committed governing body plays an active role in the school's ongoing development, the Parent-Teacher Association have raised significant funds through a wide range of events to provide valuable support to our school. Staff give their time voluntarily to deliver a fantastic range of activities and events outside of the normal school day.

We hope our website gives you an understanding of our School, and also the information you need to help us work in partnership to ensure every child flourishes during their Nursery and Primary education.  If you would like to arrange a visit to see our Nursery and School in action, we are always happy to show current and prospective parents the amazing learning our children enjoy, and the care and commitment our staff give to every child.

If you have any questions or would like to visit us, please do not hesitate to contact us and a member of team will be able to help. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and we hope to see you in the future, to experience what it means to learn and be part of Kirkbride Primary School.

We look forward to meeting you.

Kind regards

Mrs Karen Barley

Head Teacher

Bach. Des (Hons) PGCE. NPQH.