Welcome to Brockley Primary School


 ‘The Brockley Way – Only My Best is Good Enough’

Welcome back!

How to get in touch or find something

Visit our webpage:  www.brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk

Follow school on FaceBook and use Messenger: https://www.facebook.com/brockley.headteacher.5

Email:  headteacher@brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk

Telephone: 01246 – 823344 or contact your teacher via Dojo or SeeSaw

Safeguarding and Child Protection has been updated in accordance with the Governments Covid-19 guidance and is available via our policies page.

Brockley Primary School’s

COVID-19 Risk Assessment has been updated throughout the autumn term 2020. The most recent copy can be found via this link: 

COVIDNovember 2020 copy1 – 06.11.20

Remote/Blended Learning and Brockley Primary School

As a school, we are ready and prepared to deliver remote learning for our children should the need arise in this academic year. From September 2020, any child who needs to self-isolate will receive access to remote learning provision. This will also apply to any ‘bubbles’ forced to close in the event of infection and exposure in school.
Every parent in school has access to a SeeSaw and Dojo account.
This is where classteachers will upload work for children to complete. It also provides an interactive platform so that every child can receive feedback directly from their class teacher about their work, in order to move their learning on.




We appreciate that not all families have access to the internet or devices to complete learning on. In these cases, work and resources will be sent home for families to access.

Downloadable copies of planning will  be emailed, so that parents and carers can work straight from these of they wish.
There is an expectation that all work set comes back to class teachers for marking. If families are not working remotely then collection of work will be arranged.
As a school we also use Facebook, Messenger and Eduspot to communicate.
Please click on the links below:
BPS remote learning plan
BPS remote overview
remote learning polcy (1)

There are decades when nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen”


At the end of this Spring Term it certainly does feel that over the last few weeks more than a decade of events has happened. None of us would have thought when we came back to school in January that the nation would be in lockdown, the school would be shut for the foreseeable future, public examinations cancelled and Brockley operating as a ‘virtual’ school.

Out of adversity hope arises – and the Brockley School community has certainly shown that it is able to deal with challenges. I have been overwhelmed with how well we have adapted to our new way of working – the online learning through Dojo and Seesaw just shows the amazing engagement students and staff have shown at this very challenging time. The excellent responses to our community work reinforces the positive relationships between home and school.

We now move to the school holiday – a very odd one in that the country remains in lockdown and many of the things we normally enjoy during a school holiday period are not possible. However, this holiday gives us all a chance to rest, relax and reflect on the last very busy few weeks and, more importantly I think, to start to plan for the future. This national crisis will end and when it does we will all be able to get back to our normal routines. So, take stock on what you have achieved in these last few weeks of being part of a virtual school and set yourself goals for what you want to achieve as a virtual learner when the new term starts and also goals you wish to achieve when we are all back together as a school community in person.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement”

Helen Keller

So even in these challenging times, remain optimistic and focus on achieving the very best – remember our school values of excellence, respect and integrity. Strive to achieve the very best standards possible; respect yourself and each other; and show integrity by doing the right thing.

The Summer term – communications

The last few weeks has been a frenetic time, as we scrambled to respond to the latest developments, and endeavoured to keep staff, students and parents fully aware of both the national picture and the school’s response. In the new term, we will be communicating daily to parents via our Facebook page and we will continue to send a text/email message reminders as the page is updated. If there are any more urgent items, we will continue to send out a text message to alert you to updates.



Brockley Primary School is proud to be an

Attachment Aware School

Welcome to Brockley Primary School

Brockley Primary School is a safe, welcoming and nurturing school that offers a sense of belonging. We are a growing and improving school and we pride ourselves that we know each and every child inside out. We do our best to help each child find their strengths and talents so that they will flourish and be challenged.

Our school motto ‘The Brockley Way – Only my best is good enough’ is at the heart of our philosophy; we support this through nurturing pupils’ creativity, encouraging independent thinking and learning and showing that failure can be a learning opportunity.

We work closely with our families to ensure that all children achieve their potential across our  community, having relentlessly high expectations of ourselves and others.

We are innovative, aspirational and consistent in our holistic approach, constantly reflecting on our practice. We try to make learning creative, stimulating, inclusive and fun with lots of challenge, setting ambitious goals for the future.

We offer our children a vast range of opportunities to light the spark of their learning, giving them the skills and tools they need to take off and fly!

We believe working collaboratively with other schools is extremely beneficial as it helps our staff reflect and adapt their practice, so that we improve our school’s approach to teaching and learning – which leads to improved outcomes for our children. Working in this way also provides a platform where we can share and celebrate what we are good at too.

‘The Bolsover Excellence Schools Trust – BEST‘ is one of the collaborations we are part of.  This collaboration consists of 10 geographically local schools working together within a set of shared values, principles and purposes. As a collective we challenge and support our schools within the trust, on their journey to excellence through an agreed Memorandum of Understanding and a robust action plan based on an external review of data and school performance as both individuals and as a collective.

Thank you for visiting our school website. You may be doing this to learn a little more about the school and our offer to pupils. You may wish to check term dates for 2019-2020, the latest news or curriculum content or take a look at our June 2019 Ofsted report  when we were judged ‘Good’ in all areas or perhaps review our performance data which is in the ‘Performance Tables’ section. All of this information and so much more, including news and galleries of our most recent events are located on this website which we hope you will enjoy navigating!

I hope that our website will inspire new parents to visit Brockley Primary School, as I am always happy to show visitors the work of our school.

Mrs Caroline Rodgers

How to get in touch out of hours

Visit our webpage:  www.brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk

Follow school on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/brockley.headteacher.5

Email:  headteacher@brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk

Telephone: 01246 – 823344

(The office is open weekdays during term time 7:30am until 5:00pm – alternatively leave an answerphone message anytime)

Welcome to

‘The Brockley Blog’

Find out what’s going on, what’s coming up and what you need to know by scrolling down, checking out our Facebook page and remembering to view your emails and text messages regularly


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Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors



Apply for Primary, Infant and Junior school Places in Derbyshire

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 they’ll be eligible to start school in September 2020. You should apply for their infant or primary school place by 15 January 2020. You can make an application from 9am on 11 November 2019.

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and is in their last year at infant school you should apply for their junior place by 15 January 2020. You can make an application from 9am on 11 November 2019.

The application process is quick and easy and you can also find information about how to choose a school and apply for a place in our guide for parents.

You’ll get your offer on 16 April 2020 and if you’re unhappy with the decision you can make a primary school admission appeal.


Mixed Age Classes at

Brockley Primary School

July 2019

Click here to find out more



Brockley’s Latest OFSTED Report

June 2019

We are delighted to share with you the judgements from out recent OFSTED visit. Click here: Report June 2019




The way in which we offer advice and support to our lovely families at Brockley is changing and from May 2019 we will be working with P4YP. Please read the document below to find out more. Any questions please get in touch.

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Nursery Places 2020

Do you have a child born between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018? Have you registered them for a nursery place at Brockley?
The application process for these places will begin on 1 September 2020 but you can beat the rush by completing an application form now – contact the office for further information.


Monday was our fantastic Easter & cream

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We are delighted to have achieved the YST Silver Quality Award 2018-2020.

Follow this link to find out more – https://www.youthsporttrust.org/

Brockley Primary School needs you to be a School Governor

Our school needs Governors who:
✓Are interested in the well being of children.
✓Bring appropriate skills and experience.
✓Will commit time and energy to the work of the Governing Body.
✓Will visit the school occasionally during the working day.
✓Will work as part of a team.
✓Will attend training.
✓Will work for the benefit of the school as a whole and uphold it’s values.

The key task for governing bodies is to promote high standards of educational achievement.
Governing bodies work in partnership with the head teacher and staff of their schools and with the Local Authority. Support is available to ensure that governors have the necessary skills and knowledge. Once appointed, governors have access to a comprehensive programme of training and guidance.
If you are interested and want to know more, please contact the school on 01246 823344 or info@brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk