“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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Our best ever results!

DSC00739Brierley pupils competed in the annual Cooperative music and drama festival at Emmanuel Church in Barnsley. Prepared readings, poetry recitals and Bible verses were part of this year’s programme and our children were amazing. Confident performances from everyone saw us leave on Tuesday afternoon with a number of well earned achievements. 

We finished the festival with 9 ‘first’ places, 9 ‘second’ places and 5 ‘thirds’, our best ever results. 

Congratulations and well done once again the children of Brierley CE School



Big Pedal, One Day Challenge!


Many of our children arrived at school today using pedal power. As part of the ‘Big Pedal Challenge’ they joined with other schools across the country to make the total number of journeys travelled by children over the past two weeks to over 1 million!

In a special assembly the children learnt about the benefits of cycling, scooting and walking to school. 

Did you know………

The school journey can provide pupils with about half of the recommended amount of daily physical activity.

Exercise makes a real difference to pupils’ well being and self esteem.

Physical activity builds much more than just fitness and coordination, it encourages healthy development and growth of the skeleton

When pupils travel actively to school, it wakes up their minds and bodies; studies show measurable increases in academic performance and concentration

Newsletter April 2016

Newsletter April 2016

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As part of our natural disasters topic Class FS have been discovering how to stay safe in an earthquake. We created safety posters to display around school and held a drill to check we we’re prepared! 

Remember to DROP, COVER & HOLD! 

Oh what a night!

On Tuesday April 19th many of our pupils participated in a very special concert at St Luke’s church in Grimethorpe. Performing in front of a packed church audience the children gave an amazing rendition of their songs. With everyone on their feet dancing and singing,  the show was a real success. The life affirming songs were  expertly conducted by Andy Silver, who had worked with the children the week before practising and recording their work. 

Fr Ian welcomed the wonderful community spirit that our performance had created and after a fantastic encore of ‘Walking on Sunshine’ everyone left for home feeling uplifted and thoroughly entertained, well done the children of Brierley School!


After school fun

The children were having a great time with Miss Cole at the end of their gym club today!

Happy Birthday Ma’am

In a break from our SATs preparation Class FS enjoyed some artwork designing a birthday cake for the Queen’s 90th birthday!

Little green fingers!

Class MB are having fun in the sun gardening! They have been planting their runner and broad beans in our allotment area for our topic ‘It’s alive!’

Ancient Mayan Gods

Class FS have been researching and sketching Ancient Mayan Gods. The Mayans believed in gods of nature and had well over 150! Come and look at our fact files on display in Class FS to learn more about them.

Food technology – Party food!

Our design technology topic for this half term is party food. We are aiming to create a fantastic buffet for our Year 6 leavers’ party. Of course before we began creating our recipes we simply had to taste test what was already available! Mmmhhh!