“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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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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Getting into the festive spirit!

On Tuesday the children helped Fr Ian at the annual Christmas Tree lights switch on. We welcomed many parents and friends to a good old carol singing session including mince pies and a warm drink! Somehow or other ‘Rudolph’ and ‘Frosty the Snowman’ were on our carol sheets including encores! Thank you to all the children who gave up their time and to the ward alliance in helping to organise the event. The Mayor of Barnsley  also attended and helped us jingle our way to the big light switch on!

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Our DEAR entries, enjoy

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Linking design technology with our work about WW2

Class EF designed and made their own Air Raid Shelters and had some very creative finished pieces!

Newsletter 3 : 4th December 2017

Newsletter No3 04.12.17

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Learning about the past

Class EF enjoyed their trip to Eden Camp. They collected lots of information, compared notes and saw artefacts from the war years. “This has really brought our topic work to life and helped the children understand just what it was like to live during the war years,” explained Mrs Fella. On their return to school the class have been writing about their experience and produced some lovely work.