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.


Viking artefacts…

On Friday 12th October Year 5 had a Visit from Mr Wike who brought in lots of  Viking artefacts in. He showed us many different things like the armour and weapons Vikings would have used and what they would have used too cook and eat their meals. The children were able to try on the different clothes and armour and handle many of the different artefacts. The children had lots of questions that they wanted to ask Mr Wike and he was able to answer them. We learnt lots of new facts about the Vikings. A big thank you to Mr Wike for visiting our class.  

Newsletter No.2 16th October 2018

Newsletter No 2_

Brierley School celebrated Harvest at St Paul’s Church on Thursday 4th October.

Classes shared their art work, poetry, prayers, readings and songs. It was a lovely occasion and we would like to say thank you for all the Harvest donations. 


Biscuits and Sandwiches in Class MB



Beatlemania hits Y6 with biographies about John Lennon .

Y6 discussions at Liturgy, considering faith and community .

Harvest hymns to inspire us

We thought about the words in one of our Harvest hymns and used them to inspire our art work.  We have been very busy completing our Harvest pictures.

Mass in th Peace Garden

Years 2-6 took part in an outdoor mass in the Peace Garden today. It was a beautiful day and Father Ian led a lovely service.