“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.

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.


Mrs Laycock pays us a visit!

The KS2 children enjoyed a recital of the woodwind instruments that we learn at Brierley School. Our pupils gave a very impressive and confident performance. Well done girls and a special thank you to Mrs Laycock for her support!


Great ‘Eggcitement’ in our Easter Competition! 

Our Easter egg competition entries were better than ever this year, with lots of original ideas and carefully completed designs. We welcomed Pastor Roy into school with the very, very difficult task of choosing the winners.

‘They are all winners,’ he said, ‘I can’t  believe how good they all are!’

After some careful thought he eventually chose a first, second and third from each class. The good news was that everyone received a prize; well done Brierley School children, you’re amazing!

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Easter Gardens

Vacancy : Key Stage 2 teacher (MPS)

A full-time, permanent post

Required from 1st September  2018

We are seeking to appoint a caring, committed and outstanding teacher to join our KS2 team from September 2018.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers and NQTs to work with dedicated staff and friendly children in our lovely school.

The successful applicant will:

  • have high expectations and ambition for themselves and the children they teach
  • demonstrate exemplary classroom practice which promotes progress and personal growth
  • is committed to raising standards and helping children to reach their full potential
  • demonstrate an outstanding knowledge of the National Curriculum
  • deploy effective and engaging teaching approaches to meet the needs of all pupils
  • be a team player with effective collaborative and communication skills
  • promote the distinctive character of our Christian ethos

The benefits of working with us include:

  • a friendly, professional and supportive team of staff and governors in a well resourced school
  • positively engage with CPD and a commitment for sustained improvement and development
  • opportunity to work closely with other schools in the North East Collaboration
  • happy, energetic and enthusiastic children


We warmly welcome visits from interested applicants, so please do take the time to come and see our vibrant and successful school.  You will meet our staff and children and get a feel for what it means to be part of the Brierley school community.

Please contact our school on 01226 711332 (or email s.kitchin@brierleyschool.com) to arrange a visit. Application forms must be submitted through the BMBC Engage recruitment website. Please follow the link below:

Barnsley MBC Jobs

The closing date for applications will be Friday 13th April 2018.

Brierley CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to pre-employment checks, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Learning about the past

Pit Closures…

As we reach the end of our topic on our local history of coal mining Class FS discovered the extreme action the miners took going on strike for a year to save their pit. We considered the arguments from both sides but wanted to experience what peaceful protest would feel like. We made our own signs and banners and proudly paraded them around the playground.

Safety on the Roads!

Alison Cooper (Barnsley Road Safety) recently visited school to work with Mrs Conway and our road safety officers. Classes MB, SH and SG enjoyed learning about staying safe on the roads. They listened very carefully, saw how to cross the road safely and answered lots of questions. A big thank you to everyone who helped and reinforced the important message to ……..STOP!……..LOOK! and ……….LISTEN! whenever you are close to the road!

Portals to the Past

Class EF had a very interesting and fun day learning all about the Stone Age. ‘Portals To The Past’ workshop came in and taught us lots of new facts to do with life in the Stone Age. By the end of the day the children were experts in how the Stone Age people lived. ‘One of my best ever days at school!’ said one of the children as they were leaving the school hall.

More work from our TASC day!

Class EF had lots of fun taking part in Tasc Day, we played board games and designed our own game. We wrote a set of instructions on how to play each game, all in all a very interesting and enjoyable day with lots of fantastic ideas!