“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


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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First-hand experience!

Class MB had  a fantastic day visiting Old Moor RSPB on 26th April 2017. We were scientific explorers for the day and went on a bug hunt in the woods, bird watching and pond dipping!

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A Very Special Day!

Five of our key stage 2 pupils were confirmed at St Paul’s Church recently. Following Confirmation Classes during the Spring Term with Fr Ian they were received into the family of the church by our very special visitor the Right Reverend Tony Robinson,  Bishop of Wakefield. The Confirmation service was supported by family and friends of the children and by the rest of our key stage 2 pupils who gave their support with hymns and prayer readings, this was a very special day for everyone!

Newsletter No 6 April 2017

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Newsletter 5 April 2017

Newsletter 5 April 2017

Friends of Brierley School quiz night

We recently hosted our very first function between school and the parish of Grimethorpe with Brierley. The event was full and everyone enjoyed the challenge of testing their general knowledge. A special thank you to Mrs Harding, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Boycott-Law and Mrs Barran for their hard work in making the night a success. We raised additional funds to spend on the children and, of course, the pie and peas went down a treat!

Working down the pit!

Class FS were very pleased to welcome our school handyman Mr Niland to talk to us about his 32 years mining and share with us his amazing mining artwork. We asked lots of fantastic questions and discovered more about what the first-hand experience of mining was like. What a fantastic end to our topic. Thank you Mr Niland for such an informative presentation!


Spring Time!

Class EF went to Creswell Crags to become Stone Age people for the day.

We went in a cave, looked at animal skeletons, tracked animals and even tried to make fire! It was great fun.


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!