Welcome to our weekly newsletter where we share relevant information with you about what has been happening here at Bracken Leas and events planned in future weeks.

The admissions process for primary and secondary school admissions is now open. Please click on the links below for details.

Key Dates This Term

14th October – 18th November – Year 6 Swimming Begins (Details to be advised via Arbor)

23rd October – Year 3 Egyptian Day (Details to be advised via Arbor)

Half Term – School Closes on Friday 23rd October and re-opens Monday 2nd November

21st October & 2nd November – Individual School Photos

31st October – Secondary School Admissions Deadline

9th November – Year 6 Bikeability

Friday 13th November – Children in Need 

25th November – 2nd December Year 4 Waterskills

3rd December – Whole school flu jabs

9th December – Year 5 Swimming Begins

Friday 11th December – Christmas Jumper Day

Music Lessons

If your child had music lessons ‘pre lockdown’ and you are interested in them continuing to learn, you need to register as soon as possible as lessons have already begun.

Please register with NMPAT and sign up to their contract conditions at: https://presto.nmpat.co.uk/musicinschool. All tuition for 2020/21 onward will be paid termly in advance directly to NMPAT, not the school.

If your child is interested in learning to play a musical instrument you will need to contact NMPAT directly and complete their online registration form.

NMPAT Teachers provide tuition for a wide range of instruments, generally available to pupils from Year 3 and above, though recorders and violins may be suitable for some Year 2 pupils. The choice of instruments on offer at our school can be seen on the online registration form: https://presto.nmpat.co.uk/musicinschool.

Thinking of learning to play an instrument?

Watch video clips at www.NMPAT.co.uk/Resources

Please click on the links below to view copies of the original Music Lesson Letters sent in June 2020 for full details.

NMPAT Letter A-current pupils

NMPAT Letter B-new pupils

Music Lesson Timetable

  • Monday – Guitar (am), Singing Lessons (pm)

  • Tuesday – Strings (pm)

  • Wedneday – Singing Lessons (pm), Funkeys (pm)

  • Thursday – Woodwind (am)

  • Friday – Brass (am), Keyboard (pm)

Term Dates 2020-2021

Here is a link to term dates for the forthcoming academic year.


Early Years Information

Next week our Early Years children will be in school full time. Please ensure that you have ordered a school lunch for them or send them in with a packed lunch.

At drop off and collection, parents should enter through the Double Pedestrian Gates and follow the yellow lines to the rainbow fence, exiting the same way.

Drop off- 8.50-9.00

Collection – 3.00-3.10

Our PE day is Wednesday, please remember to send in PE kit on this day.


Freestyle Sports & Arts ‘Bubble Sports Clubs’ begin on 22nd September 2020.

Providing Multi Skills, Football and Dodgeball clubs within year group bubbles throughout the week.

There are limited spaces available please visit their website to sign up.


Funkeys Music School

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