“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…


A Tropical Rainforest

Class AH has been busy studying the rainforest and its habitat  The whole class helped to make a collage of the various layers of the forest and then added all the creatures that live there, we also made information books about them. Can you spot all of the different animals that live there?


Another outstanding performance!

On Thursday 26th May the year 6 rounders team did a fantastic job representing our school. After winning all 3 qualifying matches we are now safely through to the Barnsley finals in June. Special mention to the boys for catches that the England cricket team would be proud of! Our secret star though was one of the girls, taking an excellent catch and scoring a rounder not bad for someone who didn’t want to be in the team! GO BRIERLEY! 


Spring time!

Class MB have been looking after 5 caterpillars and watching them metamorphosize into butterflies. The children have been very patient  and we finally released them into our playground this morning. Up, up and away they flew!

Going back in time!

Class SH had a great time at Conisbrough Castle being ‘History Detectives’ and learning about castle life.

If you go down to the woods today…….

Class MB had their school visit to Old Moor RSPB on Wednesday 18th May. The day included pond dipping, mini-beast hunting and bird watching. A fantastic learning experience for all involved!

Matchstick men!

Class CG visited the Lowry museum in Manchester to learn more about LS Lowry, both his work and painting style. The day was filled with lots of looking, listening and close observation. The most enjoyable part was in the Lowry studio where the children tried to create  their own drawings ‘Lowry style’. This was not as easy as it first appeared with everyone having to practise their skills of creating perspective, have a look at our photographs to see what the children were doing. All in all a very enjoyable day!


Our best ever results!

DSC00739Brierley pupils competed in the annual Cooperative music and drama festival at Emmanuel Church in Barnsley. Prepared readings, poetry recitals and Bible verses were part of this year’s programme and our children were amazing. Confident performances from everyone saw us leave on Tuesday afternoon with a number of well earned achievements. 

We finished the festival with 9 ‘first’ places, 9 ‘second’ places and 5 ‘thirds’, our best ever results. 

Congratulations and well done once again the children of Brierley CE School



Big Pedal, One Day Challenge!


Many of our children arrived at school today using pedal power. As part of the ‘Big Pedal Challenge’ they joined with other schools across the country to make the total number of journeys travelled by children over the past two weeks to over 1 million!

In a special assembly the children learnt about the benefits of cycling, scooting and walking to school. 

Did you know………

The school journey can provide pupils with about half of the recommended amount of daily physical activity.

Exercise makes a real difference to pupils’ well being and self esteem.

Physical activity builds much more than just fitness and coordination, it encourages healthy development and growth of the skeleton

When pupils travel actively to school, it wakes up their minds and bodies; studies show measurable increases in academic performance and concentration

Newsletter April 2016

Newsletter April 2016

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As part of our natural disasters topic Class FS have been discovering how to stay safe in an earthquake. We created safety posters to display around school and held a drill to check we we’re prepared! 

Remember to DROP, COVER & HOLD!