“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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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.

Brierley Christmas lights switch on…


Children in Need

On Friday we hosted a coffee morning to support the ‘Children in Need’ appeal when Mrs Briggs and Mrs Harding welcomed many of our parents and friends. Our pupil photographers circulated amongst the guests to capture the occasion, thank you girls! In the meantime the children were busy in their classrooms creating designs and making models of Pudsey the bear. A big thank you to everyone for their kindness and contributions, we raised over £180!

Maths Mastery!

Pupils from the Cudworth and North East Collaboration of schools attended a maths’ challenge hosted by Brierley School. During the session children from Ladywood, Birkwood, Churchfield and Cherry Dale put their heads together to solve some very difficult maths problems. Sharing their knowledge and applying some fantastic number skills everyone completed the tasks. Afterwards Mrs Steadman praised all of the children on their impeccable behaviour  and outstanding ‘stickability’.

This activity is the first of many as the schools’ seek to address the development of a ‘good level of understanding’ and ‘mastery’ in the subject.

Learning through first-hand experience

On Wednesday Class EF went to Eden Camp and saw lots of different things that we have been learning about in our topic work about World War 2. 

“What an amazing day!” remarked some of the children as they returned back to school with lots of great ideas and experiences.

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Once again this year the children of Brierley School have made us proud by producing 44 Christmas boxes for the ‘Operation Christmas Child’ campaign. With the help of the Samaritan’s Purse we will be spreading love and joy this Christmas time.

Brierley School Remembers…


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.


A team with a mission!

We would like you to meet our school councillors for this year. They have been chosen by their fellow class friends to improve Brierley School in as many ways as possible. They meet each week with Mr Green to discuss important matters. We are sure that they will do a fantastic job in representing everyone. They already have exciting plans for the future, watch out for toast Wednesdays. They are certainly a team with a mission!

Learning Plans for this half term

screen-shot-2016-11-12-at-08-16-37Please find attached an overview of our work for this half-term. We hope that parents and relatives will engage with their children to provide additional support for learning. By asking questions and enquiring about topic work you will establish an important learning stimulus outside of school. A web search, a focus on a magazine article or a visit to the library are good ways to support. 

Mr Reed, the teachers and support staff would like to thank you in advance of your assistance, it is very much appreciated in maintaining the high standards of Brierley School.