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Great playing after only a few lesson!
Friday 30th November – Mufti Day!!! We are holding this event in aid of the Brackley Round Table Santa Float. Children are invited to wear mufti on this day to assist fund raising efforts for the new float. Please bring in £1 to take part.
A huge thanks to everyone for all of your contributions to @BBCCiN on Friday. All of your efforts have helped us to raise an incredible £1455 for Children in Need! A special thanks you to Mrs Castle and School Council for all of their hard work.
We are very pleased to have the individual and sibling school photos back from The School Photography Company. Please ensure that your completed order and money are returned to us by Friday 23rd November.
🎅🎅🎅 Last few spaces left to see Santa when he visits Bracken Leas! (Don’t worry if you’ve lost the form we just need £5 per child in an envelope, with the names and ages/ classes of the children).🎅🎅🎅
🎅 There are still spaces to visit Santa 🎅 on Dec 14th, organised by @FriendsOfBLeas. If you’ve not returned your slip it’s not too late- we will accept them for the next couple of days until we reach our limit x
4 The Aviary are having a wonderful afternoon coding.
Our bring and buy sale for @BBCCiN has begun!
Thanks to everyone for supporting our @BBCCiN bake sale this morning. Everyone enjoyed a cake and there was even an opportunity for seconds!
Don’t forget to send in your entry next week. Closing date is Friday 23rd Nov.
Switchboard: 01280 707050Click here to email the school office

Head Teacher – Paula Harwood

Tel : 01280 707050



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.

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Please help Bracken Leas Primary School win £1,000!

96 Questionnaires Complete. Help us reach our target of 225 to receive the full amount of funding available.

We have been selected to take part in a new research project where we stand to gain up to £1,000 in funding. All we need you to do is complete this 10-minute online questionnaire which is designed to understand a little more about the everyday lives of our parents, carers and children. You can access it via this link:

The survey is only open to parents/carers of children at Bracken Leas Primary School. Each household can respond once and if everyone takes part that will ensure we receive the full £1000. The research project is administered by BMG Research on behalf of WRAP which is a registered UK charity. If you have any difficulties accessing or completing the survey please contact Please be assured that your answers will remain completely anonymous.

The survey is designed to understand a little more about the everyday lives of our parents, carers and children

  • Every completed survey takes us closer to receiving £1,000 in funding
  • The survey is strictly confidential and answers will remain completely anonymous
  • It will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Brackley Carnival Theme 2019

We are all being invited to vote for our favourite theme for this year’s Brackley Carnival!

In the carnival this year, thanks to the enormous amount of effort that went into the Bracken Leas procession , bthe school won FIRST PLACE. It would be fantastic to get behind this wonderful community event again and help decide what the theme will be.

Voting closes on 30th November and the results will be announced at the beginning of December.

Letters and leaflets

  • Consent Forms for processing pupil personal data (ParentMail)
  • Childcare Vouchers (Parentmail)
  • Year 5 Swimming Letters

Secondhand School Uniform plea

Do you have any unwanted second hand school uniform items that you could donate? FOBL are collecting good quality items and once we have enough will start selling them at school events to raise money for the school.  There is a box in school reception for your donations. 

Bonfire Safety

Please find attached some excellent information from Northamptonshire Police/Fire & Rescue Services concerning safety around Halloween and Bonfire Night. Please take a few minutes to read and familiarise yourself and your children.

Safety Matters newsletter Halloween Bonfire 2018

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday 7th November  – Year 5 Swimming Begins
  • Monday 12th – Friday 16th Nov – Year 6 Bikeability
  • Thursday 15th Nov @ 6 pm – Read, Write, Inc Parents Info Session (amended from 8th)
  • Friday 16th Nov – Children in Need Spotacular (Bake Sale and Bring & Buy. Details to follow)
  • Thursday 22nd Nov – Flu Vaccinations (details to follow)
  • Friday 30th Nov – Mufti Day for Brackley Round Table Santa Float
  • Friday 30th Nov – FOBL Line Dancing Event
  • Wednesday 5th Dec – Christmas Cheer Concert
  • Wednesday 12th Dec @6pm – Year 3/4 Carol Concert – St Peter’s
  • Wednesday 12th Dec @9.30am & 2.30pm – EYFS Christmas Show
  • Thursday 13th Dec – Year 2 Trip to Peter Pan
  • Friday 14th Dec – FOBL Santa Day and Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day
  • Monday 17th Dec – KS1 Christmas Performance Dress Rehearsal
  • Tuesday 18th Dec @1.45pm – KS1 Christmas Performance
  • Wednesday 19th Dec @9.30am & 6pm – KS1 Christmas Performance
  • Thursday 20th Dec – Class Christmas Parties
  • Friday 21st Dec – Last day of term and winning house mufti day (TBA)

Clubs and Music Information


This term’s School Clubs will run until Friday 7th December.

Terry Goode Multiskills/Football will run until Wednesday 28th November.


Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

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


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