As the 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 our school, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Sam Benson

Head Teacher

Attendance and support

Mrs Gough Year 2 Teacher

My name is  Mrs Gough and I am the school’s Special Needs and Disabilities  Coordinator (SENDCo)

My role is to ensure our children who need additional support are provided with this and identified early.

I work with the Educational Psychologist and other agencies to enable us to fully access resources and provision aimed at meeting the needs of our children.

If you have a concern about your child and feel that he or she may need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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 MB’s displays reflect the learning from half term 1.

Class MB have been very busy last half term learning about Autumn, fairy tales, counting, Harvest and The Creation. Look at all their wonderful learning on display in the classroom.

Father Ian’s Celebration Assembly

Brierley School pupils prepared a leaving assembly for Father Ian who has supported our school for the last 5 years. The pupils and choir sang, musicians played and poetry, prayers and art work were shared. We will miss Father Ian for all that he has done at Brierley, but we wish him lots of luck in his new Parish. Here are a few photos of the afternoon’s celebrations…

Class EF have been thinking about Remembrance day and linking it to the topic of WW2…

They created and made their own poppy, drew one on the computer and then wrote about how the soldier might have been feeling.

The Iron Man has made an appearance in Class EF’s classroom. He has helped us with our writing. 

Our favourite books and authors…

This week in Year 5 we have been discussing our favourite books and authors. We have looked at lots of different genres and spoken about which are our favourite and why. Some children completed a book review for their favourite book for our ‘Recommendation Wall’, myself and Miss Tate have put up our recommendations too. These will be changed each half term so that the children can use it to help them when choosing a new book and perhaps persuade them to try out a different genre. We are also building a class book tower to see how many books we read collectively over the year. We are hoping to reach the ceiling soon!   

Class EF have displayed work on their letter writing skills.

We have written formal and informal letter in English this half term. 

Class EF are loving the WW2 topic.


 Here we have displayed writing as an evacuee, all about trying on gas masks and also about how they prepared themselves for the bombing raids.

The art work shows a bombing raid and blackout.

Class EF children were evacuees for the afternoon. 


In Class EF we are dressed up as WW2 evacuees…

We were trying to imagine what it was like for these children as they left their home and loved ones behind.