Brimington Junior School

Spring Vale Road, Brimington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 1HF

        Tel: 01246 232 505


Welcome to Brimington Junior School’s website. We are a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to ‘Go Further’ in everything they do. Just before lockdown, we had a fantastic OFSTED inspection where we were graded as a ‘Good’ school. Our report was amazing and can be found by here.

It was noted in the report that…..

‘Pupils achieve well at this school, particularly in reading. Parents and carers are very happy with the school. They value the high expectations that staff have of pupils. One said, ‘My daughter goes to school with a massive smile on her face.’

It is fair to say that Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the opportunities we are able to offer our children. We will continue to think creatively to provide the best experiences possible as well as ensuring everyone is safe in our school community. Our determination to support our children was reflected in working with 120 children during the lockdown period, children want to come to school when given the chance!

At Brimington Junior School we aim to:

  • Promote positive relationships
  • Model and value good manners
  • Inspire excellence in everyone
  • Make the world a better place
  • Spread happiness

Central to everything is our children. We aim to instil confidence, independence and a love for learning. We do this using; a creative curriculum designed to inspire, create happy memories, having a healthy lifestyle and by developing personal skills to help children cope with life’s ups and downs.

We teach the ‘whole child’ by not only being academically ambitious, but also through the development of personal skills including improving children’s mental and physical health. Our curriculum is a compassionate one with a strong emphasis on personal, social and health education. We promote a wide variety of sporting opportunities as well as offering a fantastic collection of before and after school clubs.

Our school has a dedicated team who work incredibly hard to provide an excellent learning experience, we have great relationships with parents, the local community and the other schools in the Learner’s Trust. We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school. We regard parents as active partners in their child’s education and value parent’s opinion and support. We share children’s learning using our Seesaw app and will seek to  invite parents into school for a variety of events over the year as long as long as it is safe to do so.

I hope that this website will give you as much information as you need about our staff, our curriculum and all the extra-curricular activities that our children enjoy. This website content will grow over time, but this can never replace the first-hand experience of coming to visit us. Please feel free to contact me if you have suggestions to make about the school, the website content/design or just for a chat.

Mr N Newberry


About Us

To ‘Go Further’ to:

Inspire excellence in everyone

Promote positive relationships

Model and value good manners

Make the world a better place

Spread happiness


Our core values are:

Teaching the whole child

Having a compassionate curriculum

Being ambitious

Learning through experience

Being progressive – keeping up to date with research

Our Visions and Values

Headteacher: Mr Newberry

SENCO: Mrs Bennett

Business Manager Assistant: Mrs Van Asch

Welfare Officer: Miss Hatton

Children’s Welfare: Miss Rice (First Aid)

Site Managers: Mr White & Mrs Dales

Sports Leader: Mr Hale

Year 3 – Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Mrs Welsh (Lower School Phase Leader) / Mrs Wilcock with Mrs Taylor (SEN TA)

Mrs Smith with Miss Allison (TA)

Mrs Parkin with Mrs Beresford (SEN TA)

Year 4 – Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Mrs Brookes / Miss Doram with Mrs Beresford (SEN TA)

Miss Lambert with Mrs Scott (SEN TA)

Mrs Bennett (SENCO) with Mrs Hartley (TA)

Year 5 – Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Mr Greaves with Mrs Morgan (TA)

Mr Lennon with Miss Ruck (SEN TA)

Mrs Denby and Mrs Caballero with Miss Ruck (SEN TA)

Year 6 – Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Mrs Hart (Upper School Phase Leader) with Miss Hatton (SEN TA)

Miss Smith with Mrs Heath (TA)

Miss Cooper with Mrs Wilkins (SEN TA)


High Level Teaching Assistants: Mrs Stockton & Mrs Greenwood


Midday Supervisors

Mrs Donaldson (Senior)

Mrs Dales

Mrs Kinder

Mrs Sargeson

Mrs Willis


Safeguarding Leads

Mr Newberry (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Welsh (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Brookes (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Parkin (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)

Mrs Patterson (School Champion Safeguarding Lead)

Brimington Juniors Staff List
Nick NewberryHeadteacher
Daniel CookeChair, Co-opted
Kerry PattersonParent
John AhmedCo-opted
Andrew PattersonCo-opted
Pete CawthorneCo-opted
Jonathan BrookesTrust Partner
Mrs HartSchool Representative
Chair of School Champions: Daniel Cooke
Clerk to School Champions: Emma Kealey


School Champions

Meeting Minutes & Champion Attendance

School Information

Term Dates 2022/2023

Term 1

Thursday 1st September 2022

Friday 21st October 2022

Term 2

Monday 31st October 2022

Thursday 22nd December 2022

Term 3

Monday 9th January 2023

Friday 17th February 2023

Term 4

Monday 27th February 2023

Friday 31st March 2023

Term 5

Monday 17th April 2023

Friday 26th May 2023

Term 6

Monday 5th June 2023

Friday 21st July 2023


INSET Days 2022/2023 – children will not be in school on these dates

Term 1

Thursday 1st September 2022

Term 1

Friday 21st October 2022

Term 2

Thursday 22nd December 2022

Term 6

Monday 5th June 2023

Term 6

Monday 10th July 2023


You can view and download our term dates and INSET days here.

Brimington Junior School is part of the Learners’ Trust MAT. We continue to follow the Derbyshire Admissions Policy and Guidelines. Please contact the local authority to find out about our admissions arrangements.

Local authority website, or call 01629 537479.
Local authority’s admissions criteria

Our school day begins at 9:00am and we finish at 3:20pm (31 hours 40 mins per week)

Brimington Junior have been successful in receiving a National Lottery funding grant. This funding will support people across the school and reach out to the wider community, helping people achieve personal development in cooking skills. Participants at our cooking courses will learn to prepare a diverse range of healthy meals that can be easily replicated at home, broadening culinary horizons and improving dietary awareness. The project will also raise awareness for meal planning and food budgeting, showcasing that you can eat healthy, fresh food at a reasonable cost.

With a motto of ‘Go Further’, Brimington Junior School is a vibrant school whose children are full of enthusiasm for learning. With a focus on promoting positive relationships, inspiring excellence and modelling good behaviour, it is rated Good by Ofsted.

As part of their commitment to excellence, Brimington Junior School has chosen Gogna to be their official school uniform supplier.

Why Gogna?

Children can be hard on their clothes, especially during playtime. That’s why parents can be assured that Gogna uses only the highest quality materials for hard wearing uniforms that stand the test of time.

With all clothing required to meet specific legal standards, Gogna exceeds their mere obligations and also produces all their uniforms and sports kits in the UK. For those concerned about the environment, this is good news, as their products travel minimal miles for minimal impact on the environment.

In addition, Gogna works with all of its suppliers to ensure that workers are paid fairly and enjoy excellent working conditions. They follow all aspects of the Ethical Trading Institutions base code. Union membership is welcomed.

View and purchase school uniform here

School Curriculum and Standards

We are proud to offer an amazing opportunity that will bring fitness classes directly to your home, made possible by the National Lottery Community Fund.

At the click of a button you will have access to a wide variety of fun exercise workouts, suitable for the whole family and for all abilities. Whether you’re at school, in your living room or at the local park this is a great and inclusive way to be active together.

Simply click on this link and enter the password “pk” to access the brilliant range of activities.

LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND LOGO - Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Our school’s latest progress and attainment figures can be found on the Department for Education’s website. 


 ** You can request a printed copy of any of the above free of charge. **

Contact Details


Brimington Junior School, Spring Vale Road, Brimington, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 1HF

Tel: 01246 232505


For all enquiries please contact Mrs. Howkins or Mrs. Hollindale using the email address above.

If you wish to contact our Headteacher, Mr Newberry, or our SEN Mrs Hart, please use the contact details above

If you wish to make a complaint please contact the school office in the first instance.

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