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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.

Essex Music School Sessions

Please see the attached information for two-hour Junior music programme specifically for primary school aged students which runs for 10 weeks per term across the school year.

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.

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 holidays.

The courses are being held in the following locations:

  • Harlow
  • Chelmsford
  • Witham
  • Colchester

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

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.

Essex Fire Museum

There are two family open days coming up at the Essex Fire Museum over the half term on:

- Sunday 26th May 2024
-Tuesday 28th May 2024

There will be opportunities for families to get involved in history trails around the museum, spot hazards in our fire safety room, partake in craft activities and sit on our fire engines (and squirt water😊).  

The museum is free entry (but visits are by appointment only…… we are on the site of an operational fire station).

If families are interested, could they please email us at:  and tell us the number in their party and the time they would like to arrive (we are open from 10.30am to 4.00pm).   This is just because we have to keep the main station informed of numbers throughout the day. 

Suggested last admissions are 2.30pm.   This is just so that people have enough time to experience everything on site.

Our address and contact details are:

Essex Fire Museum
Grays Fire Station,
Hogg Lane,
Grays RM17 5QS

Phone01376 576847
Website:  Fire Museum (

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

See the flyer for activities taking place over summer for all families.  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 are running a FREE Positive Parenting Course at Harlow Library on 8/5/24

How will parents/carers know what the session covers?
Description on our website

Are you struggling with your child’s, or grandchild’s, behaviour? Sadness, rebelling, anger, anxiety, withdrawn or excitable. Maybe you have tried ideas but they haven’t worked & need new tips? Maybe you are a new to parenting & want to learn tips early? Is your child struggling at school,/nursery, and you want to give them strategies to self support when you are not there? Whether you feel your concerns are big or small, join our FREE Positive Parenting course to gain tips on; boundaries, feelings, emotions, & ideas for fun as a family!

What is the cost?
It’s FREE!

How do parents/carers sign up?
Please see the attached for more details

Other courses available

Please see the following flyers for other opportunities:

Courses for English for speakers of other languages
Family Support Sessions

Visit their website or Facebook pages

Support from Integration Support Services

Please see the attached flyers regarding support from Integration Support Services who offer services for Migrants, Refugees, Aslum skkers and other ethnically diverse communities.

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