As the new Head Teacher of Brierley CE Primary School, I am very pleased to welcome you to our school website.

I hope you enjoy browsing the site and you get a feel for our wonderful school. Remember, our door is always open if you would like to visit.

We have a committed family of staff, governors and parents at our happy and caring school, who support our aim for excellence and positivity, always striving for the best possible outcome for every single child, whilst delivering a rich and varied curriculum.

We aim to provide children with the skills and knowledge in which they can not only achieve, but excel. We have high expectations of our pupils and want all to achieve their full potential. We work together to raise self-esteem and self-confidence so children believe in themselves and are courageous enough to ‘have a go’.

As a school of faith, the education we provide is based on Christian Values and we encourage pupils to respect these, as well as other cultures and religions within our society. 

Our Mission Statement: ‘Raising Achievement, raising self-esteem, challenging attitudes and motivating children to fulfil their true potential’ is embedded in all we do, whilst being underpinned by our Christian Values.

I do hope you find our website useful, but should you have any questions about or school, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Sam Benson

Head Teacher

Attendance and support

My name is Mrs Conway and I am the school’s parent support adviser.

The last thirty years of my career has been spent working within education in a number of roles which has included working with children and young people from the ages of three to eighteen and their families.  I am looking forward to working with you and your children to build on the success of our school.

As you are already aware, attendance is a key priority for school as this is vital for your child’s learning, development and attainment.  I will therefore be working closely with Education Welfare Services in order to improve attendance and achieve our target of 96% for this academic year.  As parents we really need you on board to support us in achieving this.  Good attendance will continue to be celebrated as this is proven to encourage children to attend school, arrive on time and be prepared and motivated to learn.

I will be available in school to speak and meet with any parent regarding any concerns you may have about your child – no matter how big or small.


Class EF have been learning how to write effective instructions.

We were working in groups to create a set of instructions which included as many features as we could. This is in preparation for our BIG write on Friday. 


Newsletter 1: 17th September 2018

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Newsletter No. 8 19th July 2018

Newsletter No 8

Two bishops visit Brierley School?

Our pupils and staff welcomed the Bishop of Wakefield to lead worship in the school hall. We listened to the story of the ‘Lost Sheep’ and understood that God knows all of our names and is with us always. After our prayers, Bishop Tony then invited one of the children to become Bishop for the afternoon. A very, very important job and two Bishops in one day at Brierley School!

Saying goodbye!

The children, parents, friends and staff gave an emotional farewell to Mr Reed at a special service at St Luke’s church. With songs, readings and a guitar recital the afternoon went really well. Mr Reed was overwhelmed by the children’s work and presentations, ‘it made me feel very special,’ he said.  


Going back in time!

Class EF visited Leeds City Museum and we learnt lots of interesting facts about Ancient Egypt. We even saw a real mummy! We now know all about the mummification process, yuk!

St Paul’s Church Open Day…

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