Head Teacher – Paula Harwood

Tel : 01280 707050

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

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.

Cluster Cross Country Event – Wednesday 1st May

Cluster Cross Country Walkers- Can you help? Please email enquiries@brackenleas.northants.sch.uk or call on 01280 707050 if you can help us walk the children to this event at BJS leaving school at 12.30 Wednesday 1st May.


Summer Term at Bracken Leas

As the weather begins to warms up, please can you ensure that your child has the following in school every day;

  • Water Bottle
  • Coat
  • Hat
  • Sun Cream (if not previously applied)

There are many ‘8 hour’ sun protection products available in the chemists. Ideally, please can we ask that you apply sun screen prior to school as this would be of great help to us and will enable us to maximise the amount of time the children spend outside.

Year Group Newsletters

Please click on the links to read about what is happening this term in your child’s class.

EYFS Summer 1 Newsletter

Y1 Summer 1 Newsletter

Y2 Summer 1 Newsletter

Y3 Summer 1 Newsletter

Y4 Summer 1 Newsletter

Y5 Summer 1 Newsletter

Y6 Summer 1 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

  • 29th April-2nd May – Life Education Bus Visiting Bracken Leas
  • 1st May – Cluster Cross Country @BJS
  • 6th May – SCHOOL CLOSED – Bank Holiday Monday
  • 7th May – Year 4/5 Trust Swimming Gala (details to follow)
  • 7th May – year 4/5 Archery (details to follow)
  • 8th May – Tri-Golf Competition (details to follow)
  • 13th-16th May – Year 6 SATs
  • 24th May – FOBL Warrior Challenge 2019
  • 24th May – Last Day Of Term

Letters and Leaflets

  • Hot School Meal Ordering (Via ParentMail)
  • Life Education Bus (Via ParentMail)
  • Summer Term Clubs (Via ParentMail)
  • School Lunch Bookings (Via ParentMail)
  • Class Photos (Via ParentMail)
  • Year 4 Swimming (Via ParentMail)
  • Year 4 Kingswood Trip (Via ParentMail)
  • National Curriculum Tests for KS1 and KS2 (Via ParentMail)
  • Coats in School (Via ParentMail)

The Well Retreat – Children’s Yoga and Listening Skills Courses.

The Well Retreat are running a weekend yoga class in May. It is suitable for children between 5 and 11. They are also running a listening skills course which may be of some interest to some of you.

Please click on the link below for more information on both of these.ย 

Children’s Yoga and Listening Skills Flyer

‘Tennis For Free’ Open Day

Kings Sutton Tennis Club, Saturday 11th May @12.00-2.00pm.ย Children and adults welcome; beginners, novices and experienced players.ย 

Contact Rosie on 07774 524780 or email info@rosieclarktenniscoaching.co.uk for more information.

In-house Clubs

We are currently reviewing our clubs offer for the summer terms. A ParentMail will be sent out to you at 7pm on hte 29th April once our programme has been finalised.

Externally run clubs

Terry Goode Clubs, Hotshots and Dodgeball have all resumed this week.

Brackley Athletic Football Club – Girls Team Opportunities

Middleton Cheney Football Club Opportunity

Middleton Cheney Football Club are looking for players to place in their Under 12s Team next Year.

Please contact Guy on 07884 311321 (after 5pm) if you are interested.

Clubs and Music Information

The In-house Clubs programme for this term in currently being finalised and will be issued via ParentMail soon.

Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

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


Have you signed upย 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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