“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.


A visit to the Mirfield Centre and the Community of the Resurrection

Class FS visited the Mirfield  Centre to learn a little more about their work and history. Being the home of the Community of the Resurrection the children were shown  round this modern day monastery. A very interesting experience  for them all that included a tour of the site, quiet reflection, meeting brother Jacob and singing  hymns! Brierley children were once again commended for their first-class behaviour and were fantastic ambassadors of Brierley School.


Tropical World!

Class MB had a fantastic day of learning and fun at the Tropical Butterfly house this week!  We held a coachroach, scorpion, stick insect and touched a bearded dragon, boa and tenrec! The wild walkthrough, parrot show and lemur talk were great too!

Let’s Open the Book!

Our Open the Book team visited school this week to present the story of ‘Joseph the Dreamer’. The story was retold with help from some of our pupils and with the whole school  joining in with sound effects at just the right moment! We were pleased to learn that with God’s help Joseph was able to forgive his brothers. 

“Dear Lord help us always to forgive and make up our differences, Amen”   

Party Food!

As part of our Design Technology topic Class FS will be designing and creating a buffet for our leavers’ party. Of course we needed to taste test and analyse the foods available on the market to make our selections!

Brierley Bake Off!

In preparation for our bake sale tomorrow and to celebrate the end of SATs examinations Class FS enjoyed baking some brownies. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Class FS for their hard work and dedication this week (and this term). You are all superstars and I know you have tried your very best and I am very proud of you all.

Mrs Steadman x

Celebrating the Royal Wedding!

With a special lunchtime meal our celebrations for the royal wedding  have got off to a flying start. The children felt very important wearing their crowns and talking about what would be happening this weekend. Best wishes to the happy couple from all of the boys and girls at Brierley School!

History Detectives!

Class SH had a great time when they visited Conisbrough Castle. The children became ‘history detectives’ and found out what it would have been like to live in a medieval castle.


‘Bling your bike’

To celebrate the ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ the children were invited to decorate their bikes and show them off in school. With over thirty entries the children really entered into the spirit of this special cycle race. Despite the dreadful weather we managed to catch a bit of sunshine as the children from each class proudly showed off their bikes. With some amazing and unusual ideas   Mrs Conway had great difficulty in choosing a winner from each class. “They are  all amazing!” she said, “ I don’t know which ones to pick!” As the children cycled round the playground for one last time everyone gave them a well deserved round of applause, what a terrific way to get the ‘Tour de Yorkshire’ off to a flying start. Well done everyone and thank you for taking part.