Barby & Onley Education

Barby Pre School is based at the Barby CE Primary School which is part of Peterborough Diocese Education Trust.  Barby CE Primary School is a small rural primary school providing primary education from its own purpose built site. Onley is in the catchment area for Braunston Church of England Primary School.

For secondary education Barby and Onley are within the catchment area for The Parker E-Act Academy in Daventry.

A number of other education opportunities also exist within nearby Rugby and Dunchurch.

We are one of a few accredited schools in the Daventry and Rugby area. We have recently been re-accredited by the PLA.

Barby Pre-School currently offers places for 25 children and uses a wholly dedicated classroom in Barby CE Primary School.
The children are cared for by qualified staff.
We maintain a ratio of one adult to seven children over three, one adult to four children under three. In addition, we also have volunteer parent helpers when appropriate to complement these ratios.
Our Setting Aims are to:
  • Provide high quality care and education for children primarily below statutory school age.
  • Work in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop.
  • Contribute to the life and well-being of the local community.
  • Offer children and their parents/carers a service that promotes equality and values diversity.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00am to 3.00pm (including optional lunch club).

Supervisor Tel 07789 428463

Barby Pre School also run a Mums & Tots Group in Barby Village Hall on Wednesday mornings.  

Chatterbox Mums & Tots Group 

Peterborough Diocese Education Trust logois part of Peterborough Diocese Education Trust. Barby School is a 'Good' small rural primary school which prides itself on providing a warm, caring environment where everyone feels valued and recognised, and where there is a strong commitment to the welfare and well-being of children.

Barby CE Primary School LogoBarby is a small, friendly, rural school with a welcoming ethos where children are at the heart of what we do.

We seek to provide a rounded education where all aspects of school are valued. We encourage children to take part in many activities; linked with the church, sports, music and other activities such as culture days. We recognise the many achievements of our pupils through weekly celebration assemblies.

We are proud to be part of our local community and welcome people into our school to share worship, read in partnership and join us for events such as our summer fete. We embrace any opportunity to engage with our local community and the wider world.

We have a wonderful site that includes a natural spinney, a large outdoor classroom, a trim trail, class gardens, a games field, a playground and a vegetable garden. There are areas for quiet play and a contemplation garden is planned. Inside, the school is bright and welcoming with children’s work in evidence on the walls.

Our children are proud of their school and enjoy showing visitors around. They tell us that they enjoy coming to school, that adults listen to them and deal promptly with any problems. Relationships are central to our school. The staff team is highly professional and motivated to ensure the very best for all our children. We value the positive relationships that we enjoy with parents here and believe that by working together, we can equip children with the skills and knowledge they need for a happy, fulfilled, successful future.

The aims of the school are to achieve the highest possible standards by ensuring that all pupils fulfil every aspect of their potential across a broad curriculum and to educate those pupils in social, cultural, moral and spiritual values within a Christian environment.

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Headteacher Mrs Suman Bedi
Chair of Governors Dr Gordon Temple
Tel: 01788 890677

Braunston Primary School logoOnley is in the catchment area for Braunston Church of England Primary School.

Braunston School is a Church of England Controlled Primary School for children aged 4 to 11 years and is part of Peterborough Diocese Education Trust.

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through experience it offers to all pupils.

We are a caring school and we are committed to a creative curriculum and to meeting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, academic and physical needs of every child.

Tel: 01788 890494

The Parker E-Act AcademyThe Parker E-Act Academy logo
Barby and Onley is within the catchment area for The Parker E-ACT Academy in Daventry.  The academy is a co-educational non-denominational school, which admits students aged between 11 and 18.  

The Parker E-ACT Academy is dedicated to helping pupils excel both inside and outside the classroom. We continuously strive to promote academic excellence and to enable local children to thrive both personally and socially, for the long-term benefit of the community. We believe that pupils perform best when there is a strong working partnership in place between home and the Academy, and value the contributions of staff, parents and pupils alike.

At the Academy, we stress the importance of respect, whether for oneself, other pupils, staff, the learning process or the environment. We want our pupils to leave us as responsible, caring and considerate young adults and believe in high aspirations for all. We are passionate about improving the lives and prospects of all our students, and are fully committed to ensuring that every child excels both inside and outside the classroom.

The Parker Academy offers a supportive environment in which your child will be challenged and stimulated to meet their full potential. We continuously strive for excellent results and we look forward to welcoming your child, confident that we can help them fulfil their potential and prepare them for the next stage of their life and learning.


Executive Headteacher: Simon Cox
Telephone: 01327 705816