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Grantley Prescod Primary

St. Barnabas Heights,
St. Michael
Grantley Prescod Primary Principal
Belinda Martindale - Principal

St. Barnabas Heights,, St. Michael

246.535.9391 \ 535.9392


Records indicate that the St. Barnabas Boys School existed as early as November 1928. On July 12, 1954 the students of the former St. Barnabas School under the leadership of Principal Mr. K.D. Inniss moved into the new school building “The Pine Primary School”. The Pine Primary School was officially opened for the new term on September 13, 1954 with a roll of 403 students.

In 1961, Parkinson Secondary School was opened and those senior children who had not been successful in the screening test were transferred to this institution. The school now catered to children between the ages of four and eleven years. In 2002 the school was renovated and a new administrative block was added, along with four new classrooms. The school was equipped with a computer lab and other technological equipment under the Edutech Programme. It was re-named “The Grantley Prescod Memorial Primary School” by The Honourable Anthony Wood, JP, MP Minister of Education, Youth Affairs & Sports on Wednesday, November 28th, 2007.

Our Motto

Character and Usefulness Our Goal.

Mission Statement

Grantley Prescod Memorial Primary School is committed to providing a disciplined, stimulating and creative environment, which challenges students to acquire the knowledge necessary for the development of positive attitudes; thus helping them to develop to their full potential and become effective, responsible and productive citizens in the global, technological society.

Vision Statement

To be an institution that promotes the importance of education and make it appealing in all aspects of life - academic, social, emotional and physical to the community of students, parents and guardians that the school caters to.

School Organization



There are ten (10) Heads of Departments and six (6) Year Heads with responsibilities for Form Levels 1-6.



There are five forms at year levels 1 to 5. Each year level is managed by a Senior Teacher.



Various sports including athletics, badminton, cricket, football, hockey, netball and volleyball.



Activities include Band, draughts, etiquette, choir and I.S.C.F.
Grantley Prescod Primary Deputy Principal
- Deputy Principal

School Song

Our school is the one on the top of the hill,
Where we meet each day our lessons to learn,
Surrounded by big, tall, shady trees,
Under which we laugh and take our turn.

May God bless our school as we toil each day,
And help us to show that we truly care,
For parents and teachers and comrades so dear,
In a united and a truly simple way.

Our school has a motto of which we are proud,
Which when repeated its meaning’s clear and loud,
It tells us of character and usefulness,
And the goals we should strive for to make us the best.

We learn to be truthful, honest and polite,
Not forgetting respectful, obedient and the like,
We learn to read, to write and to spell,
To sing, to dance and to play as well.

Dear God, help us to do the best we can,
In everything we say, do and plan,
That when our school life has come to a close
We may always remember this path and how it goes.