The Brier School

The Brier School

Preparing for life – Building on our strengths

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The Brier School is a flagship special school in the borough of Dudley with a strong reputation in the local community and beyond. The school is committed to supporting 190 pupils from 4-16 years old with both moderate and complex physical, learning and communication difficulties.


At the Brier School we believe that everyone has something to offer and it is our responsibility to ensure that all abilities are recognised and built upon. We are an inclusive learning establishment where children enjoy their school life, make friends and are educated safely and supportively. Our aim is to educate every pupil in order to become part of society in whatever capacity their needs allow. This vision is encapsulated in our motto: ‘Preparing for life, building on our strengths’.


The school first received an outstanding Ofsted report in September 2008 and has maintained this status to this day with it most recent inspection taking place in February 2023. This is now our fifth outstanding inspection in a row, a feat rarely achieved nationally in any school.


Ofsted 2023 - ‘Preparing for life – building on our strengths’ is more than a school motto; it is the proven track record at The Brier. Parents, carers and staff combine to enrich the lives of a group of exceptional pupils'.


I am honoured to be the Headteacher of such a successful school. I look forward to each new day of working with so many wonderful children and highly trained, dedicated staff. Being the lead of something so special fills me with pride and makes working here extremely rewarding.


I hope that the information provided on this website about our school and its community gives you a clear sense of our school ethos and values and shows the stimulating and caring environment which we aim to provide for all our children. If you are unable to find the information you are looking for or have any queries you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to contact the school directly.


Mr D C Stanton BSc (Hons) PGCE NPQH

Executive Headteacher