Establishment Brierley Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 106629

Voluntary controlled school

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Beech Close, Brierley, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S72 9EJ
Local authority
Barnsley (370)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Samantha Benson
Phase of education
School type
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry
URN: 106629, DfE number: 370/3011
UKPRN: 10068648
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 10 October 2013)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of Leeds (ce)
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
3 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Paul Cartwright Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 25 February 2020 24 February 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Bryan Danforth Foundation/sponsor members 8 July 2020 7 July 2024
Thomas Bates-Bourne Appointed by GB/board 8 July 2020 7 July 2024
Debbie Shorthouse Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 11 June 2020 10 June 2024
Sharon Gough Elected by school staff 27 April 2020 26 April 2024
Ian Wildey Appointed by GB/board 6 November 2019 5 November 2023
Samantha Benson Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Michelle Martindale Governor Elected by parents 5 March 2019 29 June 2021
Pat Doyle Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 13 May 2019 22 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East Midlands and the Humber
Government office region (GOR)
Yorkshire and the Humber
North East
Parliamentary constituency
Barnsley East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Barnsley 006
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Barnsley 006B
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