“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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A tasty topic!

As part of their DT topic work Class EF have been designing and making their own sandwiches. The children used lots of different fillings and thought very hard about healthy options, including a lettuce, tuna and cucumber sandwich and ham and carrot, tasty! If you were ordering a sandwich at the Brierley School sandwich shop what would it be?

Understanding Sikhism

In our RE studies this term Class AH have been learning about some of the special times in the Sikh calendar.  One of these is Baisakhi, a celebration of the start of the Khalsa, which is the foundation of the Sikh faith.

We made flower garlands, enjoyed special treats, dressed in fine clothing and danced to Bangra. Baisakhi is a fun festival!

A Special Promise!

The ‘Open the Book’ team were visiting school and, with the assistance of  our Collective Worship Committee, presented the story of Noah’s Ark and the promise that God made to care for our world. Every time we now see a rainbow in the sky it will remind us that God is there and is remembering His special promise to us all.

Dear God, thank you that the rainbow reminds us that we can all make a new start whenever we need to.
Please help us with any new starts we have to make today.


Would you want to be a Roman?

Class AH have been busy learning about the Romans and today we had a chance to find out how it felt to be part of the Roman army.

We learnt lots of facts, checked out some interesting artefacts, played Roman games and then practised marching in formation, being gladiators, as well as re-enacting the battle of Boudicca v Romans.

It was a great day and lots of fun!

Working in a coal mine!

Class FS had a fantastic day visiting The National Coal Mining Museum on Wednesday 31st January. We travelled 140m underground to experience what daily life was like for a miner – they even put us to work! We will be using this experience to write tourist information leaflets and stories from a historical perspective.

Vacancy : Sports Leader

Grade 3 – actual salary £7574 to £8021

Required from 19th  February  2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

20  hours per week

Monday to Friday
(12.00pm – 4.00pm)

We are seeking to appoint a caring, committed and skilful Sports Leader who has experience of working with children and their families. 

The role of the Sports Leader will be to prepare and deliver sporting activities during lunchtime and after school for all of our primary phase pupils. Brierley has a strong reputation for participating in inter-school competitions alongside our partner ‘Team Activ’ and the successful candidate will continue to facilitate these events and seek ways to further develop the sporting opportunities for our pupils.

If you have the appropriate skills, qualities, experience and commitment we would really like to hear from you.

You will need to demonstrate that you:

  • have a minimum of 5 GCSE including Maths and English, or equivalent.
  •  a minimum of NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a related discipline
  • have high expectations and belief in every child’s potential
  • have the desire to become part of a hard working team
  • experience within the field of education or the voluntary sector.
  •  have effective communication and organisational skills to work alongside our families and sports agencies

At Brierley we can offer you:

  • happy, energetic and enthusiastic children
  • a friendly, professional and supportive team of staff, governors and parents
  • a happy, forward thinking school
  • strong commitment to your professional development

The closing date for all applications is Friday 2nd February 2018.

See this post on Barnsley MBC website

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, please contact Mrs Kitchin at s.kitchin@brierleyschool.com (tel; 711332) to arrange a visit. Application forms must be submitted through the BMBC Engage recruitment website using the following link;

All Barnsley schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

What will your child be learning this half-term?

We are looking for your assistance in helping with your child’s learning journey this half term. For your information the learning plans are now available and we would welcome any involvement you have in working alongside your child. Asking questions about their school day, visiting the library for information or assisting with internet enquiry are all possible ways that you could help. Many thanks and happy learning!


Newsletter 4 January 2018

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