As the Head Teacher of Brierley CE Primary School, I am very pleased to welcome you to our school website.

I hope you enjoy browsing the site and you get a feel for our wonderful school. Remember, our door is always open if you would like to visit.

We have a committed family of staff, governors and parents at our happy and caring school, who support our aim for excellence and positivity, always striving for the best possible outcome for every single child, whilst delivering a rich and varied curriculum.

We aim to provide children with the skills and knowledge in which they can not only achieve, but excel. We have high expectations of our pupils and want all to achieve their full potential. We work together to raise self-esteem and self-confidence so children believe in themselves and are courageous enough to ‘have a go’.

As a school of faith, the education we provide is based on Christian Values and we encourage pupils to respect these, as well as other cultures and religions within our society. 

Our Mission Statement: ‘Raising Achievement, raising self-esteem, challenging attitudes and motivating children to fulfil their true potential’ is embedded in all we do, whilst being underpinned by our Christian Values.

I do hope you find our website useful, but should you have any questions about our school, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Mrs Sam Benson

Head Teacher

Attendance and support

Mrs Gough Year 2 Teacher

My name is  Mrs Gough and I am the school’s Special Needs and Disabilities  Coordinator (SENDCo)

My role is to ensure our children who need additional support are provided with this and identified early.

I work with the Educational Psychologist and other agencies to enable us to fully access resources and provision aimed at meeting the needs of our children.

If you have a concern about your child and feel that he or she may need additional support, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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.


Class EF had a great visit to Eden Camp.

They saw and learnt lots of new things…

Operation Christmas Child

A massive thank you to all those children and parents who made and brought in a filled shoe box for the Operation Christmas Child appeal. So Brierley school has sent off 52 boxes today!! That will be 52 more smiley children around the world on Christmas morning.

Thank you once again

Mrs Fella 

Fireworks in Class MB

After learning about Guy Fawkes, the children created their own fireworks using pipe cleaners, beads and colanders!

Threading skills and hand-eye coordination were developed during this activity.

Learning in Class MB

Class MB’s learning this half term so far has included reading, making clay mendhi patterns, writing letters in magic foam and playing shape games with each other.

Class MB’s displays reflect the learning from half term 1.

Class MB have been very busy last half term learning about Autumn, fairy tales, counting, Harvest and The Creation. Look at all their wonderful learning on display in the classroom.

Father Ian’s Celebration Assembly

Brierley School pupils prepared a leaving assembly for Father Ian who has supported our school for the last 5 years. The pupils and choir sang, musicians played and poetry, prayers and art work were shared. We will miss Father Ian for all that he has done at Brierley, but we wish him lots of luck in his new Parish. Here are a few photos of the afternoon’s celebrations…

Class EF have been thinking about Remembrance day and linking it to the topic of WW2…

They created and made their own poppy, drew one on the computer and then wrote about how the soldier might have been feeling.

The Iron Man has made an appearance in Class EF’s classroom. He has helped us with our writing.