The David Ross Education Trust

David Ross Education Trust schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best.

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Briar Hill Primary School

Briar Hill is a warm, happy and effective school, which is fortunate to benefit from motivated and positive pupils and an exceptional team of dedicated staff.


Enrichment is an important part of daily life at Briar Hill Primary School.

Pupils have the opportunity to choose from a range of extra-curricular activities.

Enrichment is a key driver for both Briar Hill Primary and our academy sponsor – David Ross Education Trust. We provide a broad range of enrichment opportunities - focussed around Sports, the Arts and Culture - as we firmly believe that these opportunities have a number of benefits for our pupils, both academically and personally by broadening their life experiences.

As a David Ross Education Trust academy, we believe that enrichment can help to raise academic standards, enhance performance and teach life skills that will equip our pupils for an ever-changing world.

Primary enrichment gives students the chance to participate in activities that supplement learning and enable them to broaden their skills and experiences, identify talent and enhance it.

Activities include visual and performing arts, including dance, drama and music. There is also a focus on art, sport, outward bound and developing life skills. 

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What sort of skills does enrichment teach?

  • Determination to succeed
  • Teamwork
  • Winning and losing with grace
  • Respect for others
  • Tolerance
  • Confidence in yourself
  • A sense of fun and enjoyment
  • Creativity
  • Focus and attitude
  • Health benefits

Academies across the Trust are encouraged to work collaboratively to make the most of the opportunities on offer.

Highlights from last year include:

  • All Star Choir at Neville Holt
  • Participation in the Shakespeare Schools Festival
  • Partnership  with The Royal & Derngate Theatre and The Corby Cube
  • BBC Radio Northampton
  • All Star Choir Performed around the country
  • Primary and Secondary Cup
  • Debate Competition with University of Northampton
  • Performance from a String Quartet
  • Life Education and Waste Bus
  • Author Visit       

Our most recent opportunities include:

  • University of Nottingham Visit
  • University of Warwick Visits to school
  • Kingswood Residential
  • Grendon Outdoor Learning Centre
  • Neville Holt Farm: A working farm available to our schools for day trips or camping overnight
  • Artist in Residence       

For further information about the enrichment opportunities that are on offer please contact:

Allan Crozier

Arts and Cultural:
Laura Allen

To contact us please call:
01604 768392