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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.

Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome from the Head Teacher Janey Cooksley

On behalf of the pupils, staff, governors and DRET (David Ross Education Trust) I would like to extend a warm welcome you to our school. I take great pride in leading the school and supporting your son/daughter in their educational journey.

The school will work in partnership with you, the parents and carers to equip all of our children with the core skills they will need to become learners in life.

As a school we share the vision to broaden horizons for our pupils. We are proud to be part of the David Ross Education Trust which has brought about collaboration and amazing opportunities for the school.

Briar Hill is a high performing, successful school. We want every single child at our school to have a world-class education; the kind of education that instils exemplary behaviour, inspires academic curiosity and a life-long interest in the wider world. We expect our teachers to lead by example; inspiring our young people to learn through a knowledge-rich curriculum and the experiences we create for them inside and outside the classroom.

All our children are encouraged to be thoughtful and reflective, to understand their place in the world and to set themselves high standards both in terms of their commitment to work and discipline. Also, our children are encouraged to adopt a positive mind-set and use determination and perseverance to overcome challenges and take pride in all that they achieve.

We work relentlessly to nurture our pupils to unlock and achieve their potential. Our children are actively encouraged to make a valuable contribution to society and thrive in a mutually supportive environment. All of our children are educated to enter secondary school with a strong moral compass, a real sense of resilience and to be armed with the key transferable skills and knowledge that will allow them to succeed in an ever changing world. We promote the social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of our children, including a recognition and understanding of Fundamental British Values. 

For all the very latest news, events, calendar dates and further information about our school, please visit other pages on this website, and don’t forget to follow our Twitter account. The best way to find out about our school is to come and see for yourself. Our doors are always open, and we would be delighted to share our experience and time with you.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Briar Hill Nursery and Primary School.

Miss Janey Cooksley