Bracken Leas Primary School opened in January 1987, welcoming 54 children and only 4 teachers.
Resources were very different back then, as were sports days. The first Bracken Leas sports day was a sponsored event to raise money for school computer equipment. The following academic year 100 children started school in the September.In 1995 the school doubled in size to 420 children due to the new housing development.
Buzzlings and Beelets was established in April 1995 as an early contact group for pre-school children. Over the years the school has had two further extensions, the most extensive of these being the Marsh building. The Marsh building was opened in 1999 by Judith Marsh, widow of Keith Marsh who was a former head of governors at Bracken Leas as well as a former head of Magdalen College School.
Today Bracken Leas is a two form entry primary school with fourteen classes all named after animal homes. The school is well resourced with all the facilities you would expect of a modern school of this size. We are lucky to have a well-stocked library with a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books for the children in the school to access.
The school boasts a purpose built Food Technology Room with an induction hob to allow children to safely prepare and cook food. We are well equipped with two computer suites as well as iPads, an eco-area, outdoor classroom and extensive grounds.