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


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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) & Miss Hatton (SEN TA & Early Help)

Site Managers: Mr White & Mrs Dales

Sports Leader: Mr Hale



Year 3 – Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Mrs Welsh (Lower School Phase Leader) / Mrs Wilcock

Mrs Smith

Mrs Parkin

Miss Allison (TA)

Mrs Greenwood (TA)

Mrs Beresford (TA)

Miss Ruck (TA)


Year 4 – Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Mrs Brookes / Mrs Johnston

Miss Lambert

Mrs Bennett (SENCO)

 Mrs Scott (SEN TA)

Mrs Hartley (TA)



Year 5 – Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Mr Greaves

Mr Lennon

Mrs Denby / Mrs Caballero

Mrs Morgan (TA)

Mrs Taylor (TA)

Mrs Beresford (TA)



Year 6 – Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Mrs Hart (Upper School Phase Leader)

Mrs Lys

Miss Smith

Mrs Heath (TA)

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 & Responsible for Looked After (and previously looked after) Children)

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 

Headteacher – Nick Newberry

Chair – Daniel Cooke (Co-opted)



Jonathan Brookes (Trust Partner)

Kerry Patterson (Parent)

John Ahmed (Co-opted)

Andrew Patterson (Co-opted)

Pete Cawthorne (Co-opted)


Linked Trustees:

Sarah Kench
Jemma Monkhouse
Monica Lewins
Ian Levers

Clerk to Champions

Emma Kealey


You can find more details on our School Champions hereincluding meeting minutes and attendance.

School Information

Term Dates 2023/24

  • 4th September 2023
  • 29th September 2023
  • 22nd December 2023
  • 3rd June 2024
  • 8th July 2024

Download 2023/24 School Term Dates

Download 2024/25 School Term Dates

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.

Key Documents for Parents – including exceptional leave and administering medication forms.

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

Our commitment to Safeguarding


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All Staff are employed subject to a DBS check and undergo Safeguarding training prior to starting their role. There is annual Safeguarding training for all staff.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Safeguarding section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard using our secure online system CPOMS. The concern will also be reported to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Trust if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs) shared below.

As a result of internal audit and DfE recommendations, the school has directly adopted the LA Safeguarding policy and any school specific information is contained within the safeguarding poster below.

Safeguarding at Brimington Junior School

We all have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at this school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of school staff straight away.

Some issues eg; a child’s appearance, hygiene, general behaviour, can be shared with any teacher or member of the support staff in school. Do not worry that you may be reporting small matters – we would rather that you tell us things that turn out to be small than miss a worrying situation.

If your child is experiencing any on-line issues that is upsetting them then please let your child’s teacher know. However, if you think that the matter is very serious and may relate to a child protection concern e.g.; physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect from both adults and children, you must talk to the people shown below immediately.

If you are unable to contact them, you can ask the school office staff to find them to speak to you straight away about a confidential and urgent matter.

Any allegation or disclosure involving a member of staff or a volunteer at the school must be reported directly to the Headteacher, unless it involves the Headteacher, and then it should be reported directly to the Chair of the School’s Champion Board, Daniel Cooke.

We also have an email address to report Safeguarding concerns:

Safeguarding Policies and Documents.

School Curriculum and Standards

Curriculum Policy

Curriculum Content

Curriculum Subject Map

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You can view and download all documents regarding our curriculum here.

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.

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


Please note: The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.


 ** 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. Van Asch using the email address above.

If you wish to contact our Headteacher, Mr Newberry, or our SENCO Mrs Bennett, 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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