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.

FOBL Quiz Night -Coming very soon!

Have you got a team together for our fantastic Parents Versus Staff Quiz Night?

This event is taking place on Friday 28th February and there are still spaces for you to enter your team. Costing just£5 per person with a welcome drink and nibbles included, teams of up to 6 people may enter. 

Please send in your money, team details and team name to us.


Farmageddon- Free Film Show – 2pm Saturday 15th February

Please come along to this showing at Brackley Baptist Church

Farmageddon Poster

Printer Cartridge Recycling 

We now have a facility for recycling used ink, laser, toner and fax cartridges. In addition to new cartridges that are no longer needed, out of date cartridges can also be recycled.

Used cartridges should be brought to the school office ready for collection.

No photocopier waste toners please.

Upcoming dates for this term;

  • Monday 24th February – School Term Begins
  • Monday 24th February – Year 5 Trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Wednesday 26th February – Year 1 Trip to Warwick Castle
  • Thursday 27th February @6pm – Year 6 Kingswood Meeting
  • Friday 28th February – Author Visit (letter to follow)
  • 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 – Wear your PJs to school!
  • Wednesday 11th March – Woodford Halse Cross Country (Details to follow)
  • 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

South Northamptonshire Councils Active Lifestyle Sessions

Please click on the link to access the information leaflet for February Half Term. Sessions will be running at both Towcester Centre for Leisure and Magdalen College School, Brackley.

Sessions kick off on Monday 17th February and run until Friday 21st February, with a wide range of activities on offer.

SNC Feb Half Term Leaflet

World Book Day 2020

We are gearing up to celebrate World Book Day 2020. Due to Parents’ Evening scheduled for that week we will be asking everyone to wear their pajamas to school on Friday 6th March. More details on the events planned will follow after half term…

Art Materials Request

We are continuing to ask 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

Brackley Library – Come and join us, there is lots going on at your local library.

Please click on the link below to view details.

child library promo

NMPAT Teaching Opportunity

GUTP Open Evening  – 21st April 5-7pm

Please see the attached for more information or click on the link below.

GUTP Open Evening Flyer 21.04.20

Clubs Information

Our Spring Clubs programme is now live and will run until 27th March. Please note there will be no school run clubs W/C 2nd March due to Parents’ Evenings. 

Terry Goode Clubs commence on Tuesday 14th January (Multiskills) & Wednesday 15th January (Football). They will continue to run until 24th March (Multiskills) & 25th March (Football).

Music Information

Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

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


Have you signed up to follow us @brackenleas1? Every week we use social media to keep parents and carers informed about what is happening at our school. Our Twitter feed is the simplest way for you to receive up to the minute information, photos, links and notifications. It is also FREE to use. Twitter is our preferred method of communication for this reason. The alternative is text messages to parents which incurs considerable cost to the school each year. Please Click here to follow a few simple steps and sign up to follow us on Twitter. Make us a favourite and receive instant notifications every time we Tweet. In this way you can help us minimise the cost of expensive text options.

Our Twitter Feed can also be viewed ‘live’ on the school website Home Page and News Page.

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