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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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Newsletter 3 : 6th January 2017

Newsletter 3 : 6th January 2017

Five Gold Rings!

Did the key stage 2 pupils ‘tick all the boxes’ during our end of term Christmas Show – “Five Gold Rings”?

Mr Reed asked the audience for their thoughts;

  • Christmas Songs 
  • Traditional carols
  • Live entertainment (above expectations)
  • Full pupil participation
  • Audience enjoyment
  • Pupil enjoyment
  • Working together 
  • Outstanding achievement
  • Being proud of each and every pupil

All of the boxes were ticked, Christmas can now officially begin!


“Bling your bikes”

The children were challenged to bring their bikes to school decorated with Christmas trimmings. Mr Atherton was really pleased with the number of children taking part, the range of ideas they had and the manner in which the rest of the school cheered the entries. “I really feel that Christmas has arrived,“ remarked Mr Atherton as he welcomed each of the children to school on that cold December morning.



Stop, Look and Listen!

Our junior road safety officers worked with Mrs Briggs to encourage our pupils to take care on the roads. As part of the national  Road Safety Week every class was given the opportunity to design a t-shirt with a special message. There were lots of fantastic and original ideas, all carefully completed to impress the judges. After much deliberation  the winners were chosen and presented with their prizes by the road safety team. Well done to everyone for joining in the fun and remember when you cross the road…….. STOP, LOOK and LISTEN!


Christmas at St. Luke’s…

A Miracle in Town!

Our EYFS and key stage one pupils performed the Christmas nativity, retelling the story of baby Jesus. What a performance it was, all of our friends, parents, grandmas and granddads were given an early Christmas treat as they watched a truly wonderful performance. Well done everyone you were fab.. u.. lous!


Remembering the past

Class EF had great fun designing and then making their own World War 2 Air-raid shelters. They look great, hope you like them too!  

Newsletter 5th December 2016

Christmas Time!

Our latest newsletter informs you of the Christmas activities taking place in school, the children will be very busy leading up to the holidays! Have a read through to find out what events we have planned!

Newsletter 5th December 2016


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Oh what a night!

Brierley School guitar ensemble performed in the ‘Winter Celebration’ music event at Barnsley Civic. From ‘Walking in the air’ to ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ they entertained the audience including the Mayor of Barnsley! Despite some pre-concert nerves they performed superbly well receiving deserved applause from everyone watching. Mr Benbow, comparing the show, spoke about an evening of ‘success and quality’ and we are pleased to say that the pupils from Brierley and other schools didn’t let him down! A big thank you to Mr Fuller, our guitar teacher, who made the evening possible and made the occasion such a memorable one for us all.