“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.


The Big Read

Who was the BFG? Why was the owl afraid of the dark? Where did Harry Potter go to school? The children enjoyed listening to different stories during our Big Read event. A special thank you to all of our readers including Class FS pupils, parents, support staff and teachers. Remember KEEP READING!!

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Sleep Tight Workshops

Does your child suffer from sleep issues?

When a child is having sleep issues it can impact on all areas of their development including their emotional, physical and mental health. 

The Sleep Tight programme will be delivered through workshops over a course of 5 weeks, at Brierley C of E Primary School for families of primary school aged children.

Topics covered: Sleep & Diet, Routines, Bedroom Environments, Relaxation Tips for Bedtimes.

Start Date:   Friday 8th June 2018, 1.15pm-3.00pm.  Then every Friday thereafter finishing on Friday 6th July 2018.

Please speak to Mrs Conway, Parent Support Adviser, if you are interested in attending the workshops.

What will your child be learning this half-term?

Please have a look through our planning newsletters to see what your child will be learning during this half-term. These guides give the broad areas of learning in the hope that you may further support your child’s learning by seeking out further information or being able to share ideas about a specific topic or concept. We very much welcome your input and would like to thank you in advance for your support.

Newsletter 6 April 20018

Newsletter No 6

By the Light of the Moon!

As a special end of term treat the children welcomed the Full House theatre group to perform a story about a cat and his friends.  A heart-warming tale of difference and friendship and adapted from a story by Sarah Nelson. Who ever heard of a cat afraid of the dark, or an owl that isn’t wise? By the Light of the Moon is a beautiful story about magic and wonder and a friendship formed in the face of difference.



We are pleased to let our parents and friends know that we are now recognised as a provider of this intervention for our children. Evidence shows that effective support  during a child’s early development can positively impact on their future learning and social and emotional growth. Please have a read through our information sheet to find out a little more about the ways Brierley School is helping and supporting every one of its pupils.

Thrive information sheets : Brierley


Mrs Laycock pays us a visit!

The KS2 children enjoyed a recital of the woodwind instruments that we learn at Brierley School. Our pupils gave a very impressive and confident performance. Well done girls and a special thank you to Mrs Laycock for her support!


Great ‘Eggcitement’ in our Easter Competition! 

Our Easter egg competition entries were better than ever this year, with lots of original ideas and carefully completed designs. We welcomed Pastor Roy into school with the very, very difficult task of choosing the winners.

‘They are all winners,’ he said, ‘I can’t  believe how good they all are!’

After some careful thought he eventually chose a first, second and third from each class. The good news was that everyone received a prize; well done Brierley School children, you’re amazing!

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