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.

Attendance Matters!

We are receiving an increasing number of requests for absence and holiday in term time. As you know, we are only able to authorise leave in exceptional circumstances and these cases are considered individually. Any requests for absence should be passed to the office in writing well in advance of the event. All family holiday requests in term time will be recorded as unauthorised.

As always, we monitor attendance closely. Mrs Lewis, our Assistant Head, follows up individual concerns about attendance and will arrange meetings accordingly. ‘Good’ attendance for a pupil is 95% + and attendance which falls below this impacts on learning and overall progress.

In terms of illness, most children battle through colds and sniffles if they are dosed up, but we ask for your support in keeping children off school for 48 hours following the last episode of sickness or diarrhoea. This is essential to prevent the spread of germs for all children and staff.

Should your child require medication within school we would ask that you complete and sign a consent form.

Medication Consent Form

Click on the link to find out what we are doing within school for Wellbeing Week and Adult Mental Health Week.

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

  • 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

  • Life Education Bus (ParentMail)
  • Lunch Arrangements for Year 6 Friday 17th May (Not 18th as stated in ParentMail)
  • Summer Clubs Information (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. 

Children’s Yoga and Listening Skills Flyer

‘Tennis For Free’ Open Day

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

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

In-house Clubs

In-house clubs recommence next week and will continue until Friday 12th July. There may be some variations to this due to the busy sporting calendar for the summer term, any changes will be advised nearer the time.

Externally run clubs

Terry Goode Clubs, Hotshots and Dodgeball have all resumed. The last session for Dodgeball will be held on Friday 26th May.

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 will begin next week and continue until Friday 12th July.

Music Tuition is scheduled as follows;

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


Have you signed up 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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