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Barcombe C E Primary School
Barcombe Cross, BN8 5DN, UK Lewes
+44 (0)1273 400287

Welcome to Barcombe C. of E. Primary School

Barcombe School Logo

This site is dedicated to the parents and pupils of Barcombe School. We will provide you with up-to-date information on the schools progress, an online diary for school events, outings etc. and a new section for the pupils of the school. This will range from the latest homework for each year and educational website links through to games and even a gallery of the pupils best artworks.

Barcombe C of E School

 Barcombe C. of E. School

Barcombe Church of England Primary School is a voluntary controlled primary school for children aged 4+ to 11 years of age and has approximately 140 pupils on the roll.
The school is situated in the heart of the village, with shared use of the Recreation Ground and Community Sports Hall, to which it is attached.
The school encourages strong links with the local community and receives excellent support both from parents and members of the community.
Barcombe is a lively, happy and hardworking school which has a tradition of bringing out the best in its pupils. Parents are welcome to visit the school at any time by appointment.

To look at the full prospectus please follow the link below
to download it as a PDF document (approx 400k).


Barcombe CE Primary School Prospectus 2006-7



Ms. Caitlin Yapp
Caitlin Yapp became Head Teacher of Barcombe CE School in February 2006. Before that she had been the Deputy Head Teacher since January 2004. She loves her job and is proud of the improvements being made at the school.
Ms. Yapp's hobbies include travel (she has visited twenty one different countries), visiting museums and galleries, and music. She supports Liverpool FC and has a mischievous black cat called Dylan. She still
hates cottage cheese and gherkins.
Mr Lindsay
Charles Lindsay is our Deputy Head Teacher and teaches the Year 5/6 class. He also runs the Key Stage 2 Sports Club, Cross Country Club and Key Stage 1 Chess Club at the school. He lives in Pevensey Bay and is married with four children, Archie, Johnny, and twins Phoebe and Isabella. He still supports Reading Football Club who have, in his opinion, made an outstanding start to their first Premiership season! His favourite food is still sushi, and his favourite pastime is being with his family!
Mr. Simon Cobb

Mr. Cobb is in his seventh year at the school, during which time he has taught in Years 1-4 , and is at present in Year 2. His responsibilities in the school include History and ICT. He also runs the Multi-skills Club and is involved with the Eco-School group. Mr. Cobb is a keen sportsman, enjoying participating in all sports (as well as watching them on TV). He plays cricket for the Barcombe team. He supports Ipswich Town FC and dislikes Marmite.

Mrs. Jacqui Tomsett

Jacqui Tomsett has been teaching for 12 years and has been at Barcombe school for 8 of those years making her the longest standing member of staff! She has taught in Reception, Years 1, 2 ,3 and 4 and is currently working in Year 4 and loving it.
She lives in Barcombe with her husband and Tess her black labrador.
She has three children and four grandchildren. She enjoys walks in the countryside with Tess, looking after her grandchildren and needlework and she is currently undertaking the mammoth task of making four bridesmaid's dresses! She enjoys many different styles of music and plays flute, violin, guitar, recorder, and piano (badly). Her claim to fame is that she played in the sixties pop band Magic Roundabout who were quite famous
locally in their day!

Mrs. Barbara Swaine
Mrs. Swaine has been at Barcombe School since 2001 where she has taught Year 1 and Year 5/6. She is a member of St. Bartholomew's Church choir in Brighton and sings with an Early Music group at Worth Abbey. She plays the piano for the Plumpton Pantomime Society and loves taking her Jack Russell , Pip, for walks.

Ms. Ruth Higgins
Ruth Higgins is in her third year at Barcombe School. She feels very lucky to work in such a fabulous school, and loves the community-feel that Barcombe has. In her spare time, Ms Higgins enjoys going to Richmond, and likes nothing better than spending summer days lounging by the river! Her favourite food is pasta, and she can't stand chocolate as it makes her feel ill!
Mrs Layla Dyer
Mrs Layla Dyer is in her third year of teaching at Barcombe School.
She studied at Brighton University and specialised in science and in
Junior Education. She has a very cute and chubby cat called Clive who
has his own bedroom. In her spare time, Mrs Dyer enjoys playing the
piano and guitar, baking cakes and is currently battling her way
through Mario Party on her Game Cube. She is a member of Kings Church
in Lewes and helps in their Kidz Klub and Sunday School work.
Support staff
Mrs Penny Edwards
I have worked at Barcombe School now for 8 years. Last year I achieved
HLTA status and have been employed as an HLTA to cover PPA time for the teaching staff. I teach Art and DT to every child in the school and I
really enjoy the challenge! I run an after school Art Club with Miss.
Higgins and I am a Governor.
My hobbies include art and gardening, and I am really excited by the
school's allotment which I will be looking after with the children. This will form an important part of our forthcoming Eco Club which Mr. Cobb and I will be developing in 2007. My job is hard work but I love it-and I am proud to have the opportunity to make a difference every day.
Mrs Caroline Spear
Mrs Caroline Spear is in her fifth year as a Teaching Assistant and Midday Supervisor at Barcombe School, currently working supporting Year 1.
She has an NVQ Level 3 in Early Years Care and Education, and has recently achieved Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status.
Caroline lives in Uckfield with her two children and enjoys walks in the countryside when she is able to take a break from decorating her house!
Ms Veronica Donno
Ms Veronica Donno better known as Ronnie Donno has been at the school for nearly five years now and has assisted in every year group the
exception being Reception.
Ms Donno loves to walk her dog both in the countryside and on the coast in her spare time. Her favourite food is Chinese.
Mrs Sarah Pitt
Sara Pitt comes to us with a background in Personnel Management, both from the corporate sector and a charitable environment. Her interests include literature, history, art and music, and she loves cycling around the local countryside, although not so much when it's raining! She has been married for 10 years and her son, Cameron, attends the school also. Mrs Pitt is currently the Teaching Assistant in Year 5/6, a role that she finds both challenging and hugely enjoyable!
Mrs Sarah Wise
Mrs Sarah Wise is in her third year at Barcombe School. She worked at Barcombe Playgroup previously and has a NVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education. She say she enjoys working with children, as they are great fun to be around. She is currently working in Reception.
Sarah is married and has two sons who both attend the School. She loves dressmaking and other craft activities. She also enjoys flying her Harris Hawk and walking the dog.
Ms Jawara
Ms Jawara has been at Barcombe School since September 2006. After spending a delightful year in Y4 with Mr Cobb, she is now enjoying working in Y3 with Mrs Dyer. Ms Jawara has always worked with children - in schools and in therapy centres.
In her spare time, Ms Jawara likes hanging around with her daughter, Leilani and her puppy, Wendell. She likes all kinds of arts and crafts, reading, doing jigsaws and watching telly. But most of all she is obsessed with cooking and eating….but not necessarily in that order!
Mr Brian Gown
Mr Brian Gown joined the staff in July 2005 as caretaker. He has a background in security, health & safety, DIY and electrical work, and a very positive attitude towards the post. We look forward to welcoming him onto the staff team later this term.
I have to say since I have been here I have never had so much appreciation from the children, staff and in some cases parents for the efforts I put into this school.
Prior to this Job I was an Intruder Alarm service Manager controling a team of 14 service engineers responsible for a Database of 5000 customers covering Sussex, Hampshire, Dorset and the Channel Islands.
Mrs Ann-Marie Forster
Mrs Ann-Marie Forster has been the school's Financial Administrator for two years.


Mrs Chris Evans
Mrs Chris Evans has been an Adminstration Assitant at the school for the last three years.

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