Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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Barne Barton Primary School for the 4-11-year olds was situated in Poole Park Road, Saint Budeaux, Plymouth.

The site, amounting to some 5.03 acres of the former Barne Barton Farm, was purchased by Plymouth City Council from Mr William Edward Luscombe in 1948.

The Headmaster in 1955 was Mr A G Ayres.

Barne Barton Primary School was one of ten new schools in Plymouth declared officially open by the Minister of Education, the Right Honourable Sir David Mcadam Eccles KCVO MP, on Friday June 15th 1956.  The ceremony was actually held at the then Penlee Secondary Modern School, at Stoke, and was in the presence of the Deputy Lord Mayor, Alderman T H Watkins, and the Director of Education, Doctor Andrew Scotland.  The School had accommodation for 280 pupils at that time.

Barne Barton Primary School was closed on Thursday February 7th 2008 and the remaining pupils transferred to the new Riverside Community Primary School.