The Federation of Briar Hill Infant and St Margaret’s C of E Junior Schools

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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  who are passionate about helping the next generation to flourish.  We do this through our rich curriculum,  capturing children's imagination and enabling them to develop a real love of learning,


Our purposeful teaching and learning strategies help all children to become independent, to learn and remember more so that they are ready for the next stage of their learning. We provide deep learning and memorable experiences so that every child has the opportunity to shine. You can find out more about our Briar Hill Curriculum including our Big Ideas, Concepts, Intent and Endpoints for each subject on our Year Group or Curriculum Pages. 


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


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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Welcome to Briar Hill and St Margaret's!...Our Federation vision: 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'...Our St Margaret's Christian vision: 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.' (Psalm 133)