Head Teacher – Paula Harwood

Tel : 01280 707050

E-mail: enquiries@brackenleas.northants.sch.uk 

Website: www.brackenleasschool.co.uk

Twitter: @brackenleas1

In our weekly newsletter ‘Bracken News’ you will find details of upcoming events and key dates for your diary. We also share information here about local community events and activities.

Want to know more about what is happening in school? Click on the News Page of our school website for photos and news about what we have been doing.

Spring Clubs

All information relating to Spring Clubs has now been communicated via ParentMail. Please log in before 7pm on 14th January to make any bookings. (Click on Payments then Shop in ParentMail.) If you have a child in KS2 who would like to walk home after their club please complete the ParentMail Form (Click on Forms in ParentMail.) Our Spring Clubs Programme will commence Monday 20th January.

Year Group Newsletters

Newsletters for this term are now available to view on the Year Group Page of our school website.

Early Years – EYFS Spring 1 Newsletter

Year 1- Y1 Spring 1 Newsletter

Year 2 – Y2 Spring 1 Newsletter

Year 3 – Y3 Spring 1 Newsletter

Year 4 – Y4 Spring 1 Newsletter

Year 5 – Y5 Spring 1 Newsletter

Year 6 – Pending

Upcoming dates for this term;

  • Tuesday 14th January – Year 5/6 Trust Rugby
  • Tuesday 15th January – KS1 Boccia
  • Wednesday 15th January – Year 5 Swimming Begins
  • W/C 20th January – School Clubs Begin (Details to follow in the new year)
  • Thursday 23rd January @6pm – Year 6 SATS Evening (Details to follow)
  • Friday 24th January – School Panto (M & M Productions)
  • Monday 27th January – Yr 5/6 Football Competition
  • Wednesday 29th January Yr 3/4 Cluster Football
  • Wednesday 29th January – Year 6 Trip to Boy in a Dress
  • Monday 10th February – FOBL Valentine’s Bake Sale
  • Tuesday 11th February – Safer Internet Day
  • Thursday 13th February – FOBL Valentine’s Disco
  • Friday 14th February – Last Day of Term
  • Monday 24th February – School Term Begins
  • Monday 24th February – Year 5 Trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park (Details to follow)
  • Wednesday 26th February – Year 1 Trip to Warwick Castle. (Details to follow)
  • Thursday 27th February @6pm – Year 6 Kingswood Meeting
  • Friday 28th February – FOBL Staff Vs Parents Quiz
  • Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 5th March @3.30-7pm – Parents’ Evening
  • Wednesday 4th March – Year 3 Swimming begins
  • Friday 6th March – World Book Day Celebrations
  • Friday 13th March – Sport Relief Day
  • Tuesday 17th March – Class Photos
  • Friday 27th March – FOBL Easter Bingo
  • Monday 30th March-3rd April – Yr 6 Kingswood Residential
  • Friday 3rd April – Last Day of Term

Art Materials Request

We are asking the children to collect plastic items for the new link corridor display, and we would be grateful if you could send in any items with your child. We would love white, black and blue items of plastic, no larger than a golf ball size. Below is a list of suggested items.

  • Old Lego pieces
  • Tiny polystyrene balls (the packaging kind!)
  • Broken toy parts
  • Child’s medicine spoon (the free white one that comes in the Calpol box)
  • Pen lids
  • Buttons
  • Bubble wrap
  • Old dice
  • Beads

Please click on the link below for more information

GUTP Open Evening Flyer 20.01.20


Please click on the link below for more information.

Newsletter Information for Schools – January 18th 2020

Wallpaper Request!

Please can we have your unused rolls of wallpaper as these are very useful for the children to draw on at lunchtime. Donations via the school office please. Many thanks. 

Clubs Information

School Clubs will recommence on Monday 20th January. A new clubs list and booking information has been sent out to parents via ParentMail.

Terry Goode Clubs commence on Tuesday 14th January (Multiskills) & Wednesday 15th January (Football). They will continue to run until 15th March (Multiskills) & 16th March (Football).

Music Information

Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

  • Monday – Guitar & Keyboard
  • Tuesday – Strings
  • Wednesday – Brass & Singing
  • Thursday – Woodwind


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