|Occupation||Pupil at Bessie Street School|
|Born||6th July 2003|
|Residence||8 Victoria Court|
|First appearance||6th July 2003|
|Duration||2003, 2008 to present|
|Number of appearances||283 (as of Episode 8115|
|Played by|| Jake Hartley (2003)|
Oscar Hartley (2003)
Alex Bain (2008 to present)
Simon John Barlow is the son of Peter and Lucy Barlow, who returned to Coronation Street with his father following his mother's death from cancer. He and his father moved in with Ken and Deirdre Barlow, and while Peter was originally reluctant to raise his son, he changed his mind when he found that Lucy had left him everything in her will on the proviso that he raised Simon.
Peter then purchased the local bookmaker's shop, and moved into the upstairs flat at 9a Rosamund Street with Simon. Upon starting Bessie Street School on 1st December 2008, Simon befriended fellow Street infant, Joshua Peacock. On 19th December 2008, he was upset when Peter arrived at his Nativity play heavily drunk. He stayed with his grandparents for the night saying, "I don't like it when Daddy shouts".
At Christmas time, Peter was allowed to have Simon back at their home when Peter insisted that he should stop drinking alcohol for Simon's sake. In early 2009, Peter drunkenly set fire to his flat trapping him and Simon inside before being rescued by Luke Strong and Tony Gordon. On 6th December 2010, Simon was trapped in 13 Coronation Street after a fire, which was an after-effect of a tram crashing off the viaduct and into the Dev Alahan's Corner Shop. Simon was playing hide and seek when this happened. He was hiding in a closet and was rescued by Jason Grimshaw.
"Tired" (First line)