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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life


Listed below is information on community events:

We are providing a breakfast club run by our school staff.  This is operating Monday to Friday from 7:30 am - 8:40 am.  Children arriving before 8:00 am will be provided with a breakfast before being taken to classes at 8:40 am.  Sessions require booking in advance.  For more information of how we can accommodate your needs, please call the school office and speak with the Office Manager.

Chillout Kids Club operate a breakfast club and after-school club from their Barnmead premises Monday to Friday.  However, if they have sufficient children they will deliver to our school and collect at the end of the day.  Please click the link for more information.

Home from Home Childcare is available at our school from 3:00 - 6:00 pm during term time and 7:30 am until 6:00 pm during school holidays.  Click here for more information.

Julie Morris - Local Childminder

Livewire sessions

Livewire evening sessions in Drama, Dance, Music and Singing are now back up and running after our Christmas break. All sessions are free and we would love any of your pupils to come and join us! Here is a video that explains where and when we are and a link to our website.

Long Ley Park Launch

ParkPlay is coming to Long Ley and people of all ages are invited to get involved! This is the 1st ParkPlay to launch in the area to bring people from local communities together in parks and green spaces for two hours of free, informal games and activity, every Saturday morning. Click here for the flyer with more details.

Essex Library Reading Challenge

This year’s Essex Libraries’ Winter Reading Challenge is now underway, and we are hoping to get as many children involved as possible!

The challenge invites children aged 0-11 to take part in various activities, which support literacy and creativity, to earn stickers to fill up their special booklet.

Children can also follow the challenge storyline on our social media, where they will travel around the world with Lyra the penguin to meet different endangered animals and learn all about them.

Please see the link below to find out more information about the challenge:

Perform Drama Sessions

Perform are offering F&B pupils a special offer of a free trial session and £40 discount at their sessions.  Please find further information here and here.


Christian Outreach Event

A Christian outreach event will be taking place at St Andrews in the Stow on the 28th April.   Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Harlow Police Station Open Day

On Saturday, April 6th, Essex Police are hosting an open day at Harlow Police Station from 10am to 3 pm. This presents a fantastic opportunity for everyone to meet the various policing teams and their working partners who operate within the district. Come and discover first hand what they do every day to keep our community safe12. If you’re curious about law enforcement and want to learn more, this event is definitely worth attending! 🚓👮‍♂️👮‍♀️

Essex Bikeability Recruitment

Essex Highways are currently recruiting for Bikeability/Cycle instructor. Please see the link below for further information.

Bikeability Courses

Holiday Courses for Bikeability Level 1, Level 1 & 2, Level 3 and Learn to Ride courses are available during the School Easter holidays.

The courses are being held in the following locations:

  • Harlow
  • Chelmsford
  • Witham
  • Colchester

Please see below the link for parents/guardians to book Easter holiday courses.

Essex Music School

Please see the attached flyer for information on a two-hour Junior music programme specifically for primary school students which runs 10 weeks per term across the school year.  Sessions are held on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm.

Home Fire Safety Visits
Please see the flyer for details of how you can book a Free Home Fire Safety visit from the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

Harlow Park Run
Join the junior parkrun family every Sunday morning for family-friendly 2K events.  Please see flyer below for more details.

Harlow Museum Activities
More information can be found about all events at:

ACL Courses
ACL ESSEX Community and Family Learning team support parents with their parenting role – family wellbeing, parenting, SEND support, early years, starting school (primary and secondary), understanding the curriculum (Maths, English, STEM) and other specialist workshops. FREE of charge.  

They have a number of online courses running in April which may be of benefit to parents/Carers/Grandparents. These sessions are run individually so families can sign up to as many, or as few, as they like. For more information please see their flyer

Visit their website or Facebook pages


Jobcentre Near Me have made it easier to find your local Jobcentre Plus offices, benefits and employment information. Please click on the following link or further information

Please see the following link supporting Hate Crime Awareness week:

Hate crime poster