Our friends at Aldi Herne Bay have often supported us but last week when Miss Grange, our Family Liaison Officer, went to collect donations for the food bank she came back with more than she bargained on ... bunches and bunches of beautiful blooms. We, in turn, were able to pass these on to some of the older members of our community. Briary parent, Mrs Caroline Roy, who works for Age UK Herne Bay, helped to distribute these along with letters and pictures from the children.



KS2 2019

Attainment in reading, writing and mathematics in Key Stage 2 at Briary

ks2 outcomes 2019

79% of our Year 6 children reached the expected score in reading, writing and mathematics in 2018, 14% higher than National levels and 11% higher than the average for Kent schools.

Individual subject results again show an uplift on last year and compare favourably with National outcomes. In readingKey Stage 2 attainment of the expected standard and of the high standard was significantly above national and in the highest 20% of all schools in 2019 as well as in 2018. This was also true of mathematics in 2019.

 KS2 higher score 2019

 Progress from KS1 to KS2

Key stage 2 progress in reading was significantly above national and in the highest  20% of all schools in 2019 as well as in 2018 and 2017. Key stage 2 progress in mathematics  was significantly above national and in the highest 20% of all schools in 2019. 

  2018 2019
Maths 0.67 2.62
Writing -1.65 -1.82
Reading 2.45 4.42
Average Scaled Scores
Subject Briary National Kent
Reading 108.7 104.4 105.0
Maths 107.5 105.0 105.1
EGPS 108.3 107.3 n/a

Average scaled scores are only given for externally marked tests

Following a meeting and vote by the Full Governing Body, we have decided to open a formal consultation with you to consider the conversion of the school into an Academy as part of the East Kent College (EKC) Schools Trust. Academies are state funded schools which are independent from the local authority (Kent County Council), and instead receive funding directly from the Department for Education.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Trust is Mrs Tammy Mitchell, someone well known to us at Briary. From 2010 until 2015, Mrs Mitchell was the Headteacher at Swalecliffe Primary School. Prior to taking up her current role, Mrs Mitchell, as Senior Improvement Advisor for East Kent, supported and worked closely with the Leadership Team at Briary to drive the uplift in standards and support us in becoming a strongly ‘good’ school.

There are four schools currently working to join the EKC Schools Trust. These are Briary Primary School, Bysing Wood Primary School, Holywell Primary School and Queenborough Primary School.

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We are really keen to hear your views on this proposal so do please feel able to us at any time. Members of the Leadership Team will also be available after the 'Meet myTeacher' meetings on Thursday 12th September straight after school; on Tuesday 24th September at 6.30pm in the Hall and at the Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September at 9.00am. In addition, you can send queries via your class representative for discussion at the Parent Forum meeting on Wednesday 18th September. We have also set up a dedicated email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would prefer to contact us that way. Further information about the proposed trust can be found at www.ekcschoolstrust.co.uk 

Results of Consultation

On Monday 12th June, Year 5 parents were invited to attend an information evening to find out about the Swattenden Residential trip for Summer 2018 and about the Kent Test for September 2017.

The presentations used can be found by following the links below. If you were unable to attend and would like your child's CAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) scores, or if you have any other queries, please contact the School Office  on 01227 373095. 


Swattenden Residential for Summer 2018

Kent Test 2017 information

Over half term, Year 5 busily crafted and built amazing Trojan horses. With hidden trap doors, impressive wooden craftsmanship and even lego, the children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about how the Trojan War begun. Year five even took to the school field where they re-enacted various events; some stood proud as King Menelaus with his hungry army whilst the ‘Greeks’ sat silently still waiting for Odysseus’ cunning plan to start.
As part of our topic, we welcomed ‘The Living History Workshop’ to our school on Thursday 8th June. The day was enjoyed by everyone (including the adults) – the children witnessed what life would have been like in the hustle and bustle of the Athenian market, marched to the Parthenon to worship Athena, trained as part of the Spartan Army and even experienced their first Olympic games.
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