Briary Primary School

Information on Secondary Transfer 2017 and Kent Test 2016 for year 5 parents – click here for more information – Mr McDonagh’s Powerpoint

We had our New Parents evening on Monday 20th June, where the parents got to meet the staff who will be looking after their children and have a look at the classrooms etc. Mrs James did a PowerPoint full of information – click here to see the slide show!


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Welcome to Briary School

We are a friendly, welcoming and approachable school where the senior leadership are happy to speak to parents before or after school in the playground, and we really value the good relationships we have with our parents.

We have a strong ethos of valuing children and we believe that when children are happy and enjoying school they will achieve their full potential in their learning. So we do everything we can to make our school a place where every child wants to be: safe, secure, valued, enjoying learning and through exposure to a broad curriculum and excellent teaching, experiencing the feeling of success. We hope to develop a growth mindset in all our children, so that they never place limits on their potential.

Briary Primary School was judged as GOOD in all areas by OfSTED in November 2013, with the following comment

“Pupils in all classes make faster progress than in most other schools”

The school continues to improve in all areas, gaining the Healthy Schools award, Eco-School Green Flag status and Extended Schools status.

Children at Briary make good progress. Our latest SATs Results were as follows:-

In KS1

  • 80% made at least L2B in Reading
  • 88% made at least L2B in Maths
  • 67% made at least L2B in Writing

In KS2

  • 86% made at least expected progress in Reading
  • 100% made at least expected progress in Writing
  • 72% made at least expected progress in Maths

For details of our previous results see DFEE Website for 2015.

A strong commitment to academic excellence is matched by a clear commitment to sport for all; Briary has Activemark Gold status. We are committed to a real, supportive partnership with our families and the community. We have

  • Breakfast and After-School care
  • Holiday play-schemes
  • An amazing range of after-school activities
  • Our own first-rate Pre-School with a log-cabin style building
  • And also the Briary Children’s Centre on site

We hope your enjoy the rest of our website!

Mr R McDonagh – Headteacher