Head Teacher – Paula Harwood

Tel : 01280 707050

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

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.

After Schools Club – Spring Programme

From 7 pm this evening you will be able to go online and use ParentMail to book your child onto our after schools clubs for this term. Spaces are limited so make sure you take a look at what is available. We hope that using the ParentMail system will simplify our processes in school and make things much easier for everyone. A separate email will be sent to Key Stage 2 parents relating to consents to walk.

  • Let’s Get Cooking – Y4 – Mon 3.15-4.30pm 21st & 28th Jan & 4th Feb
  • Let’s Get Cooking – Y3 – Mon 3.15-4.30pm 11th, 18th, 25th March
  • Knitting Club – Y3/Y4/Y5 – Tues 3.15-4.15pm
  • Recorders for Beginners – Y3/Y4 -EXISTING MEMBERS ONLY – Wed 12.00-12.30pm
  • Choir – Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6 – Wed 12.00-12.30pm
  • Orchestra – Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6 – Wed 3.15-4.15pm
  • Warrior Club – Y3/Y4 – Wed 3.15-4.15pm
  • Culture Club – Y5/Y6 – Thurs 3.15-4.15pm
  • Netball Club – Y4/Y5/Y6 – Tues 3.15-4.15pm
  • Homework Club – Y5 – Mon 12.00-12.30pm
  • Book Club -Y4/5 – Wed 3.15-4.15pm
  • Coding Club Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6 – Tues 3.15-4.15pm
  • Dance Club – Y1/Y2 – Mon 3.15-4.15pm


Brackley Tennis Club are offering two FREE 5 week courses for children in Early Years, Year 1 & Year 2 who have not previously attended a course at the club;

  • Saturdays from 27/4/19 – 25/5/19 – 9.00am – 9.45am
  • Sundays from 28/4/19 – 26/5/19 – 9.00am – 9.45am

The courses will be run by LTA Qualified Licensed coaches.Β To book a place(s) please email your child’s name, DOB, a mobile contact number and session you wish your child to attend toΒ PWHCowley@hotmail.com.Β The club will supply rackets for the sessions.

Ocean of Fun 19th January @ Brackley Leisure Centre

@ZoggsUK are running an Ocean of Fun Day at Brackley Leisure Centre on Saturday 19th Jan. There will be opportunities to try out a number of Olympic Aquatic Sports. Open to 7-14 years, Stage 5 and above and can swim a minimum of 25 m. Free! Call 01280 701787 to sign up.

Please see the attached for more information.Β OOF Flyer – Brackley

Upcoming Events

  • 15th Jauary – Year 3/4 Kurling (selected children)
  • 16th January Year 5 Swimming recommence
  • 16th January Year 5/6 Tag Rugby (selected children)
  • 24th January @6pm – Year 6 SATs Information Evening
  • 25th January – School Pantomime
  • 25th January – FOBL Quiz Night
  • 30th January – Year 3/4 Football
  • 5th February – Hawksmoor Football Tournament Yr 3/4/5/6 (details to follow)
  • 6th February – Year 4 Swimming Commences
  • 6th February – Year 3/4 Hockey (selected children)
  • 15th February – Last day of term
  • 25th February – First day of School Term

Clubs and Music Information


Many of our externally run clubs have recommenced this week, but our own after school clubs will begin week commencing 21st January. An email to book will be sent out at 7 pm on the 11th January enabling you to book.

Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

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


Have you signed upΒ 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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