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Mr Reed, Headteacher


Christ has no hands but our hands to do His work today

Christ has no feet but our feet to lead others on their way

Christ has no lips but our lips to tell others why He died

Christ has no love but our love to win others to His side.


attendancejwMy name is Mrs Winstanley and I work in school as a Parent Support Advisor. I am available most days in school to speak to any parent/ carer regarding concerns they may have about their child. No matter how big or small, I am on hand to ensure your child has an enjoyable experience at Brierley CE Primary. Attendance is of key importance to your child’s learning and development, so I will continue to work closely with the Educational Welfare Services to improve this within our school. The school is committed to achieving our target of 96% this academic year and hope that we have you on board to help this happen. Continual reviews take place in school regarding the way attendance is celebrated. This ensures we can positivity encourage children to attend school, on time and ready to learn. I thank you for your support throughout the last academic year and look forward working with you again to build on our success.

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Red Nose Day

The children arrived in school today dressed in something red to celebrate Red Nose Day. They made a small donation to help those families less well off than ourselves and during our worship we remembered those children by saying our prayer about God’s love for everyone. 

Christ has no hands but our hands to do His work today” 

We have very much enjoyed our special day and raised over £180, thank you everyone for your kindness. 

Choo! Choo!

Class MB had a visit from Mr Luty as part of our ‘People who help us’ topic. We learnt about how he fixes trains and drives them. All aboard!


Class MB has had a visit from Firefighter Steve this morning as part of their ‘All about me’ topic. The children were ready to ask him lots of questions to find out more about his job. Mrs Biggs was lucky…she was voted to wear the firefighters’ clothes! Thank you Class MB! 

Living in the past

Class EF have been learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and we have made some Celtic brooches and roundhouses. Take a look at our work!

A big thank you!

The School Council would like to thank the Friends of Brierley School for their kind donation of a 4 slice toaster to help our enterprise project.

Let’s all work together

Amazing team-work, imagination, determination and creativity from Class FS today who designed, sketched and painted a giant canvas for our library area. Mrs Steadman was very impressed with your ideas and creative talent.


World Book Day


Where’s Wally?

As our World Book Day celebrations begin we thought that we would pose you a problem, can you spot Wally?

Ash Wednesday Service at St Paul’s Church

Key stage 2 pupils attended our half-termly Mass at St Paul’s church this week. The service was led by Fr Ian and the children learnt about the period of Lent and reasons behind Ash Wednesday.

Mrs Steadman gave a reading, our Confirmation Class made paper crosses and year 6 children read prayers, the service closed with everyone being ‘ashed’ and blessed by Fr Ian.

A special service for a special day.

Pancake Day!

To mark the start of Lent Class FS enjoyed a practical investigation solving the ratios of ingredients needed for our recipe and weighing them out accurately. 

Back in class we all produced a fantastic set of instructions how to recreate our perfect pancake recipe.