Our Curriculum


Brierley CE (VC) Primary School  Curriculum Statement

At Brierley School we ensure that we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all our pupils. We provide a range of learning opportunities that help develop children’s life-long love of learning as well as developing their life skills.

 At the heart of our curriculum lies our Christian values which underpin all of our teaching and learning. We aim to teach our children that we are valued equally as part of God’s loving family.

 We follow the guidelines as set out in the National Curriculum and EYFS Statutory Framework. We firmly believe in the value of each of the subject areas and offer a broad, varied and engaging curriculum that accounts for all learning styles.

 We have high expectations of all our children and work hard to ensure that our curriculum results in a positive impact on outcomes, personal development, behaviour and welfare.

 Our curriculum encompasses a variety of enrichment learning aimed at broadening children’s understanding of the world.

 We thoroughly believe that reading opens the door to a wealth of learning and we start children on their journey as soon as they join us, providing good quality books to share in school and to take home.

We have reviewed our phonics teaching and use Read Write Inc to develop the early stages of reading in our Foundation and Key Stage One classes.  We continue with a structured approach in all year groups in order for children to develop  a life long  love of reading.

 We have achieved a variety of awards including Arts Mark Gold, Communication Friendly, Sport England, Team Activ, Healthy settings for Barnsley and Investors in People.


 If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please contact us by calling 01226 711332 or

emailing admin@brierelyschool.com


For further information please click on the pupil class pages or follow the links:

Curriculum Overview for Year 1 -6

Long Term Overview 2019

National Curriculum 

EYFS Statutory Framework 2017