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Briar Hill Primary School

Briar Hill is a warm and happy school with well-being at the heart. All children are challenged, nurtured and inspired to achieve highly and make a positive contribution to society.

Briar Hill Primary School Wins DRET School of the Year

Briar Hill Primary School, part of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET), won the highly prestigious Primary School of the Year award at the TES Schools Awards, held at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Friday 17 June and now has won the DRET School of the Year award. 

Leaders from Briar Hill, which is also rated as one of the best schools in Northampton for outcomes and the second-best school in Northamptonshire by the Good Schools Guide, made it clear that making sure pupils are happy at school is a priority.

It was a special evening for the school, which Judge Dame Alison Peacock praised as being a “warm, welcoming and loving school”, adding that “I don’t think we have enough loving schools”.

Staff from Briar Hill said that they see their school as “more than a school”, understanding that their impact extends beyond the classroom and into the everyday life of the community. Briar Hill educates hearts and minds and all pupils and staff love the school.

Results are equally important to the school and they continue to improve year on year despite already being high performing, with results consistently above average.

Janey Cooksley, Principal of Briar Hill Primary School, said:
“Winning this award means the absolute world. The children in our community go above and beyond every day. We believe that every child deserves the very best.”
Stuart Burns, CEO of David Ross Education Trust (DRET), said:

“We are all incredibly proud to see the hard work and commitment of staff and students at Briar Hill Primary School recognised nationally.

“The school’s high performance is clear to see from their results and it is wonderful to see that they are being rewarded for their focus on wellbeing, as well as their pride in being a warm and happy school.”