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.

Great Performance from our Year 5 and 6 Children at our end of year production- Aladdin Trouble. A brilliant effort from all involved.

Zebra Crossing Incident  -Pavillons Way

Further to this post from last week, there has been a further incident at the crossing this week. We are in discussion with the Police about this, but ask for extra vigilance when using the Zebra Crossing. 

This week there was a serious incident at the Zebra Crossing. A child, correctly using the crossing, was almost involved in a collision with a car travelling up Pavillons Way. The child involved was shaken but unharmed and the incident has been reported to the police and our local MP. Teaching staff are re-iterating the importance of using the crossing correctly within class. We would appreciate it if you as parents could also do this with your children. We also ask that you drive considerately when dropping off and collecting children from school and do not park on the zigzags leading up to the crossing.

At all crossings. When using any type of crossing you should;

  • always check that the traffic has stopped before you start to cross or push a pram onto a crossing
  • always cross between the studs or over the zebra markings. Do not cross at the side of the crossing or on the zigzag lines, as it can be dangerous.

You MUST NOT loiter on any type of crossing.

Music Tuition

NMPAT are now able to offer tuition for Oboe, Bassoon and Double Bass from September for children in Year 4 and above. For further information please click on the attachments below.

bassoon and oboe clubs press release 2019

bsnobandbass club application form 2019-20

We still have spaces available for Strings Tuition from September. If you are interested in your child learning to play, please contact Mrs Holmes in the school office. 

Letters and Leaflets

  • Current Year 6 Information re Transition Week, leavers assembly and Aladdin
  • PSHE – Year 5 Parents
  • Year 6 Kingswood Trip (Expression of Interest) – Via ParentMail
  • Bracken Leas Extended Services- Via ParentMail
  • KS2 Athletics – Via ParentMail
  • Year 6 Photo Book Orders – Via ParentMail
  • Summer Celebration Concert – Selected children
  • Candleford Court Letter – Selected children

Upcoming dates for this term;

  • 1st July – EYFS Trip to Twycross Zoo (details to follow)
  • 2nd July – Year 5 Mini Olympics Event at Winchester House
  • 3rd July @2.30 – Roman Museum for Year 4 Parents
  • 3rd July @11am – Choir to Candleford Court
  • 1-5th July – Year 6 Magdalen Induction Week
  • 5th July – Transition Day EYFS-Year 5
  • 9th July @1pm – Key Stage 2 Sports Day
  • 10th July @1pm – EYFS & KS1 Sports Day
  • 10th July @6pm – Summer Celebration Concert
  • 11th & 15th July – Reserve Sports Days (only used if rescheduling needed due to poor weather)
  • 12th July – Summer Picnic (details to follow)
  • 18th July @9.15 – Year 6 Leavers Assembly
  • 18th July – Year 6 Prom
  • 19th July – Last Day of Term

Site Supervisor Vacancy – The Radstone

The Radstone currently has a vacancy for a Full Time Site Supervisor. Applications close at noon on Monday 1st July. Click on the link for further information.

Brackley Athletic Football Club

Summer Football Camp – This is available to children from age 5-11 and will be held at MCS. Please see the attached poster for more details. BAFCSummerCamp2019Flyer

BAFC Under 12s – Jaffas are looking for new players for children who will be going into Year 7 in September. Please see the attached flyer for more details. U12 Flyer

Daventry & Towcester Children’s Centre – Summer Programme

Here is a link to their programme for events taking place from July 1st to August 31st, including events at Brackley Library. These activities are open to all and are targeted at babies and children of pre-school age.

Daventry and South Northants Timetable July-Aug 2019

Clubs and Music Information

The In-house Clubs programme for this term will continue until Friday 12th July.

Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

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


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