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Santa Day is underway! The hall is looking amazing and Santa has been very busy already today. Thanks @FriendsOfBLeas for organising this great event.
#ChristmasJumperDay2018 at Bracken Leas. A huge thanks to everyone for their contributions. So far we have raised over £250.
Y2 Peter Pan trip running 10-15 mins late.
#ChristmasJumperDay and Santa Day tomorrow at Bracken Leas. Don't forget your jumper, your £1 and your packed lunch!
Year 2 Christmas Party food lists are now up in the classrooms - please pop in and sign up. Parties are on Thursday 20th. Thanks 🎄
It’s beginning to look (and smell) a lot like Christmas here at Bracken Leas!
We are really looking forward to our visit from Olympic Athlete @lsamuel19 next Tuesday. Please return your sponsorship forms to us by Monday at the latest.
Over the last couple of weeks our Year 5 children have been distributing painted pebbles to the local community in a random act of kindness. These have been very well received with great feedback both directly to school and via social media. #choosekindness
Look at our fantastic tree! We look forward to welcoming you all into school over the next few weeks.🎄
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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.

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.

Terry Goode’s Coaching Academy

We have forms in the office for Terry Goode’s Coaching Academy. Please come and collect one if your child is interested in taking part in this next term.

Please note that there will be NO hot school meal provision on either the 14th December, due to Santa Day, or on the 20th December due to class Christmas Parties.


The Dolce Christmas lunch has been booked for Thursday 13th December. Parents are reminded that if they have ordered until the end of term, they need to go on to the Live Kitchen website and re book that day in order to see and book the Christmas menu?

Lunch will consist of Turkey, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Stuffing and gravy followed by either Festive Crumble and Custard, Ice-cream & Sprinkles or Fresh Fruit Salad. 

If your child would like a Christmas Lunch but would not normally have a hot school meal or is not registered please email us at with details of your child’s name, Date of Birth and Year Group in addition to parents name and email address. 

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday 2nd Nov – Santa Round Table Collection
  • Wednesday 5th Dec – Christmas Cheer Concert
  • Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th December @1pm – Year 3/4 Carol Concert Rehearsal (St Peter’s)
  • 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
  • Thursday 13th Dec – School Christmas Lunch
  • Thursday 13th December @2.30pm – Year 4 Bollywood Performance
  • 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
  • Wednesday 19th December @ 11am – Choir Trip to Candleford Court
  • Thursday 20th Dec – Class Christmas Parties
  • Friday 21st Dec – Last day of term and winning house mufti day (TBA)

Dolce are looking for a Mobile Trainer/Cook in the Northamptonshire area; Mon- Fri, term time only, 25 hours per week. A clean drivers licence is required and you must be flexible.

They are also looking for a server to work in Bracken Lease School. This position is for 10 hours per week, term time only.

Please call Davina on 07765 406685 for more information. 


Letters and leaflets

  • Easy Fundraising

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 and return on the 8th & 9th of January 2019.

Hotshots will end on Thursday 6th December and return on Thursday 10th January 2019.


Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

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


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