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Briar Hill Infant School

Vision and Values

Welcome to Briar Hill Infant School where we

'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'


It is a huge privilege to work with a team of highly skilled staff passionate about helping the next generation to flourish. As well as develop a curriculum that 'hooks' children's imagination and enables them to develop a love of learning, to develop teaching and learning strategies that help all children to become independent and remember the knowledge they need to succeed and to offer many broad and balanced memorable experiences so that every child has the opportunity to shine.


Our vision for children alongside our excellent teaching, support and pastoral team ensure that each child is able to flourish and shine in many ways. 


Briar Hill is a friendly and vibrant three-form entry infant school teaching children in Reception and Key Stage One (Year 1 and 2).  We are a highly regarded school serving a diverse and evolving community and we encourage and foster very positive relationships with all parents/carers.  We teach our children that resilience and perseverance are essential to make the most of every opportunity! We see this in action through our children's positive attitudes and behaviours for learning, their developing empathy for others and increased self confidence  which instils in them a 'can do' attitude such as 'I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... and ending with I knew I could!' as they develop their knowledge.  We are fortunate to have a super and supportive group of parents working together within our Parent School Association (PTA) which enables us to enhance the provision we offer within and beyond our school environment.


We are federated with St. Margaret's CE Junior School and have highly effective links across both schools though our shared vision, our cohesive curriculum, ethos and practices ensuring a smooth transition, should your child transition into St. Margaret's Junior School. Our school was inspected in February 2014 and judged to be 'outstanding'. The ever changing educational landscape, expectations and budgets continue to present both opportunities and challenges as we immerse our children in deep learning and help to prepare them well for life beyond Briar Hill Infant School.


Please enjoy looking at the rest of our website, click on the purple text to find out more on our YEAR GROUP  and CURRICULUM  pages, as well as the LEARNING in ACTION PAGES on our FEDERATION TAB. These will provide you with snapshot of how we promote a love of learning at Briar Hill through our vision to enable all of our children to flourish, make memories and shine! 

Kirstie Willis                                   

Head of School                           

'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories and shine!' 

Please note: This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and

young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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Our Briar Hill and St. Margaret's vision: 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!' We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 7th June when all children return after the half term break