"Hello everyone and welcome to Brierley
Church of England Primary School. Thank you for taking a look at
our website, which we are very proud of and which we are sure you
will find informative and interesting. It will give you a glimpse
into our daily lives and we invite you to join us in celebrating
the achievements, experiences and opportunities of our pupils and
staff. Our aims are simple in that we aspire that all pupils learn
and play in a safe and happy environment so reaching their full
potential. We welcome our distinctiveness as a church school which
supports the pupils in their spiritual and emotional growth. If
you would like to know more about us then we invite you to come
and have a look around our lovely school, but in the meantime – happy browsing!"
Mr Reed, Headteacher
Following a Section 5 inspection in October 2013 our latest OfSTED Report is now available. The inspectors considered the achievement of our pupils, the quality of teaching and learning, the safety and behaviour of the children and the impact of leadership and management. Please click on the link below to read a copy of the report. Alternatively it is available on the OfSTED website.
Direct link to Ofsted Report
Our school prayer
Do you know our school prayer? You can read it in full on our Church Support page, Which you can also find under the About/Contact dropdown of our main menu at the top of all the pages on the site.
Brierley take nail biter at Barnsley College
Please read about the success of our year 3/4 boys football team!
Stop, Look and Listen!
We have appointed two Junior Road Safety officers, they are Finnlay and Leah. Mrs Winstanley is currently supporting them in their role to remind the children about keeping safe whilst out on the roads. They have lots of good ideas for the weeks ahead to raise everyone's awareness of road safety. They have already completed a wonderful display in school and, during their introduction in assembly, have promised to run competitions to help us to remember to cross the road safely.
Great Brierley Bake Off!
Children from Class FS were recently involved in designing and decorating cakes as part of their design technology project. They took their inspiration from the Great British Bake Off television programme. Mrs Steadman's idea of having a competition really captured the children's imagination and motivated them to work extra hard. The results were fantastic everyone had achieved their goals.
The problem was who would the judges pick from such an outstanding effort? For their originality, care and consistency the winners were Jamie, Kyle, Georgina and Bailey, but a big thank you to all of the children for their super work.
See all the photos in the Bake Off Gallery here
Our harvest festival was celebrated at St Paul's recently. Fr Ian led the service and welcomed many parents and friends who joined the children in giving thanks for the gift of harvest. Children from Classes FS, CH and SG read poems and said prayers and Fr Ian received harvest gifts from each of the classes whilst the choir sang a lovely hymn “Sow in Peace”. We received plenty of produce from everyone which showed just how generous the families of our school are. These gifts were then distributed to some of the elderly residents in our village by our Year 6 children. A big thankyou to everyone who helped!
Click here to see images from the day.
Robin Hood's Bay: Summer 2013 Residential Trip
Please click here to see photographs from our annual residential trip to Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast of Yorkshire, and to many different places nearby including Scarborough and a very successful fossil hunt on the beach.
We had good weather this year and a great time was had by everyone who went.
Chembakolli Tea Party
Class CH have been comparing Brierley with Chembakolli, a village in India. They have been comparing all areas of daily life, and to share what they have learnt they decided to hold a tea party. The children made games with an Indian village theme for their families and class SG to enjoy. Everyone enjoyed playing the games and tasting some Indian food. We raised £60, half is going to a children's charity in India and the children are spending the rest on items of their choice for their classroom.
More pictures in the gallery, click here to go there
The School Prospectus has been updated for the 2013/14 academic
year, click here to download and view it.
School newsletters online
We publish the main newsletter that we periodically
send out onto our website for your convenience. You can view all
the newsletters we send home here.
matters: Education welfare
Please read the introduction from our Parent
Support Adviser, Mrs Winstanley, where she explains her, very important,
role in our school.
Attendance matters -
Free School Meals
Government funding in school is now affected,
in part, by the number of children who are entitled to free school
meals. Could I ask that if you think that you may qualify for this
entitlement (see below) would you make an application as soon as
possible, it is important that you apply even if your child brings
a packed lunch. For more information on making an application please
contact Mrs Kitchin in the school office or Janet Marshall on Barnsley
Are you in receipt of any of the following benefits?
• Income support
• Income based job seeker’s allowance
• Income related employment and support allowance
• Guarantee element of state pension credit
• Child tax credit with no working tax credit
• Support under part 1v of the Immigration & Asylum Act
• Housing benefit
• Council tax benefit
Looking for more information? Read
our information on Pupil Premium
of our after-school clubs are now on their own page on the site
- you can follow this link to go
there now - and find out about just how much there is to participate
in after school Monday to Friday - Every week!
more about the after-school activities
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self-esteem, challenging attitudes and motivating young people to
fulfil their true potential