“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.

Mrs Winstanley Read More…


All about me!

We may only be 10 or 11 years old but we have already crammed so much into our short lives that we are writing our autobiographies! Mrs Steadman has been very impressed with the quality and presentation of our work for the class display.

Well done the staff of Brierley School!

Midnight Walk 2016 from Brierley C Of E Primary School on Vimeo.

On Saturday night 7 staff members took part in the 10 mile ‘Midnight Walk’ in aid of Barnsley Hospice. The weather was kind to us and we kept each other going to finish in just over 3 and a half hours! We have raised almost £500 so far but would love to increase that amount! Please donate in the school office. 

Attendance matters: Education welfare


As many of you already know I am taking a year off maternity leave from the 16th of September. The role of the Parent Support Advisor will be covered, mornings only, by Mrs Briggs, who is new to our school. Attendance will predominately be Mrs Briggs’ main priority as ensuring your child meets their full potential is of high importance to you as parents and us as educators.   

The continued support from parents and carers is greatly appreciated and Mr Briggs will be on hand if ever you should need her, for not only attendance matters, but any other concerns which you or your child may have.

Hope to see you all soon

Mrs Winstanley and Mrs Briggs (Parent Support Advisors)

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Newsletter September 2016

Newsletter September 2016


Brierley School is working well!

As always the pupils and staff work hard to give of their best and show just what Brierley School is capable of. We often share the exciting news of the competitions that we enter and how well we have done. We thought that you would like to know about the tremendous achievements of our key stage 2 SATs assessment in July. Our aim of children reaching their full potential was realised with some very good results this year. They were as follows;

  National Scores Brierley School
Reading 66% 86.7%
Writing  74% 90%
Mathematics 70% 86.7%
Combined English and Maths 53% 77%


The annual survey of our parents and carers is also an endorsement of how well we are doing, although we can’t please everyone all of the time we are happy with the responses and continue to provide our very best for the pupils of Brierley School.



Andy Murray Watch Out!

Class FS enjoyed our first PE lesson back improving our tennis skills in the sunshine. As you can see we went back to basics perfecting our forehand shots. Andy Murray watch out! 

What will our learning look like this half term?

screen-shot-2016-09-09-at-14-04-44Here are our class learning plans for the autumn term, we hope that you will use them to support your child’s learning and encourage them to find out more at home. Our next update will be after the half-term holiday, thank you for your support.


Barnsley Hospice Midnight Walk – 17th September

Many of the school’s staff are participating in this event to help raise funds to support this excellent local cause. They will be taking part in a 10 mile midnight walk and would welcome any donations our parents and friends are able to give.
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Look out on the website for photos of our efforts, when we will let you know just how much we have managed to raise.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.



The “Friends of Brierley School” provided an end of term treat for the children. All the latest dance moves and some excellent solo dancing skills were on show as the children danced the afternoon away. A big thank you to all the ladies who helped make the event a success.

Chinese Cooking in Class AH

To complete our topic work on China we experienced an exciting afternoon of cooking and eating.

The children liked choosing and preparing their ingredients but most of all they enjoyed sampling the finished dishes, truly scrumptious!