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Barfield School

An Independent Preparatory School for Girls and Boys



Nursery children at Barfield can access all the facilities that the school has to offer.

Set in 12 acres of attractive countryside the nursery has recently been refurbished to an exacting standard. Light wooden floors and pale walls ensure the classrooms are bright and airy. Numbers are strictly controlled so there is plenty of space and light for the children to play and learn.

The nursery children spend a great deal of time outside. Children can access secure outside "Play to Learn" areas themselves. They also venture further into designated play areas with wooden climbing frames and the much-loved wooden pirate ship.

They have their own raised bed garden in the school garden, which then they carefully take to the Cookhouse to create delectable morsels to take home.



Owlets use the pool for termly swimming lessons, but once they move in to Owls, they have weekly swimming lessons. Owlets and Owls use the hall for P.E every week.  The children attend Forest Schools regularly where they learn about essential bush craft skills and nature and enjoy a warming hot chocolate around the log circle.