Welcome to East Bierley CE (VC) Primary School. We are proud to be a church school at the heart of our local community and in the centre of our village. Our school has a long and proud history, and a very exciting future. Whether you are already part of our future, or are thinking about joining us, I would like to welcome you into our community.
We work closely with parents to ensure we meet the needs of all our learners. As a close knit school, we work together to achieve great results. Our staff are friendly and caring, we work extremely hard to ensure children feel safe and happy in school and that our curriculum is exciting and engaging. Our PTFA are active and work hard for school to provide exciting extras for all the children. Everyone is welcome to join our PTFA!
We strive to ensure that our children experience a vibrant, challenging learning environment where they can grow both educationally and socially whilst developing resilience and independence. We believe that each child is unique and that they deserve the best; our aim is for them to succeed in every area of school life.
The core Christian values of our school form a firm foundation for all we do. Our values of Friendship, Forgiveness, Courage, Trust and Respect are embedded throughout our broad school curriculum. We celebrate all the achievements of our children and are very proud of them. They successfully represent school in sporting, musical and artistic events.
Our school is a friendly welcoming place and if you would like to visit us to find out more about us, please contact the office We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and look forward to meeting you in school soon.
A Year 6 perspective - by Mia
East Bierley School-which is located on the outskirts of Bradford- is surrounded by a warm welcoming village. It is a small, peaceful school looking out onto the moor and the duck pond. Although our school is very small, it has a very personal feeling to it. Our school is very special;everybody knows everybody. All the pupils and teachers at East Bierley are friendly: they help each other.
In my opinion, I would recommend this school. Everybody is really nice: I really like my school. It is the best!
A Year 6 perspective - Aiza
The school has a wonderful environment - it is a fabulous place to learn - and has a fantastic community spirit.
The school is proud of its Christian ethos and has strong links with the local church. Pupils understand the school's core values of 'friendship, forgiveness, trust, courage and respect'. Pupils say that they feel happy in school and enjoy their learning. They attend regularly. Pupils behave well and want to make progress. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school and recognise the difference [the headteacher has] made since [her] appointment. As one parent told me: 'This is a lovely school. The headteacher has made such a difference since she joined."
Ofsted, March 2018
Our Values and Ethos
We have five agreed core Christian values: Friendship, Forgiveness, Trust, Courage and Respect. These values form the core of our worship in school and are embedded throughout the curriculum and all aspects of school life. Children are encouraged to explore these values through daily worship and they are expressed through our daily school life from our behaviour policy, to the development of a child-led curriculum and through participating in wide ranging sporting and musical activities. We make the most of opportunities for our values to be understood through a relevant context for our children.
We celebrate these values within school. Our ethos is friendly and family centred. We welcome parents into school and enjoy the opportunity to work together.
All staff are made aware of the importance of the Christian ethos and core values at East Bierley Primary School, and the necessity to fully embrace them in all aspects of their professional practice, regardless of their role in school.
Our ethos and values embody British Values in all we do. Our core values are at the heart of school and we celebrate them daily. Our focus on our core values encourages a real understanding of right and wrong along with a celebration of our individual rights and responsibilities.
Ethos Statement from our Instrument of Government
Recognising its historic foundation, the School will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The School aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.