“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.

Mrs Winstanley Read More…


Children in Need

Could we make Pudsey disappear under a cloak of coins?

Have a look at the presentation to see if we achieved it!

Once again the response from Brierley School pupils, parents and friends was awesome, thank you all for your generosity.

Drop everything and read!

We would like to share some of the fabulous entries to our DEAR competition. Mrs Steadman’s email is still open to receive your photograph (f.steadman@brierleyschool.com), think of somewhere different or  unusual to pose for your photograph, but most of all remember to READ! Our competition closes on Friday November 24th, good luck everyone!

Another great performance from Brierley School!

Classes EF and AH competed in the recent ‘Team Activ’ multi-skills event at Outwood Academy Shafton, well done all of you!


Class FS visit to Crucial Crew

Year 6 had a fantastic day visiting the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham to discover how to keep themselves safe from fire, peer pressure, cyber bullying and learnt some vital first-aid skills. They have lots of information to share with their families and their behaviour was exemplary. Thank you Year 6!

Vacancy : Parent Support Advisor

Parent Support Advisor

Grade 6 (actual salary £13861 to £15373)

Required from 8th January 2018

26.25 hours per week

Monday to Friday
(9.00am – 3.15pm)

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

The role of the Parent Support Advisor is to assist in tackling under achievement and improve attendance by working in partnership with families, parents, carers and pupils in a school context.

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
  • significant experience within the field of education, social services/welfare or the voluntary sector.
  • have effective communication skills to work alongside families, parents and carers

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 24th November.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, please contact Mrs Kitchin at s.kitchin@brierleyschool.com (tel; 711332) to request an application pack or arrange a visit. Completed application forms must be sent to school and received by the closing date.

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.



Newsletter November 2017

Newsletter No 2

Making a great start!

Our FS2 class have settled in well to their new school and have been very busy learning about Fairytales and Autumn. Here are a few photographs to show you just what has been happening in Class MB!