Weekly Parents News 22/05/2015


Summer Half-Term: Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May 2015
Tuesday 2nd June: Year 7 Maths Marathon
Wednesday 3rd June: Year 8 Parents Evening 4pm – 7pm
Thursday 4th June: Parents’ IT support drop in session 4pm – 5pm
Saturday 6th June: PTA Race Night, 7pm  for 7.30pm
Monday 8th June: Catering practicals all week
Monday 15th June: Year 7,8 & 10 examinations begin
Thursday 25th June: Year 11 Leavers Assembly
Friday 26th June:Year 11 Prom
Tuesday 21st July: Last day of the school year for students, early finish 12:10
Wednesday 22nd July: Teacher Training Day 5
For full lists of dates please see the calender page


School Bag Update (21/05/15)

Following my recent communication regarding the changes in the uniform policy and in particular the bags that will be available I am pleased to be able to offer you a further update. We have found a selection of suitable bags that will cost between £4.50 and £6.00 each. We will have some samples in the school for you to view after half term.

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Updated Uniform and Mobile Policy (19/05/15)

Further to the School Improvement Plan and Half Termly expectations communication, please see the updated uniform policy and the new mobile phone policy. With regard to the uniform policy it is not only important that students are in the correct uniform but also that they are wearing it appropriately. There are also changes to the expectations regarding mobile phones.

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Year 8 Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Year 8 Parents’ Evening will be held between 4.00pm and 7.00pm in the school. This is an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teachers, discuss their school progress report and review progress towards student targets.

Teaching staff from all subject areas will be present and an appointment sheet allow your child to arrange a time with each subject teacher. Appointments will be made on a first come first served basis. It is advisable to book early to get your choice of appointment times.

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Parents’ Drop in Session for Show My Homework

On Thursday 4th June 2015, between 4.00pm and 5.00pm, there will be a drop-in session available for parents of Year 7-10 students. During this session staff will be available to answer questions regarding the Show My Homework website and app, and the parent portal website Insight. If you would like to pop by to see us please come in to school via the Coningsby gate and walk across the courtyard to the LRC.


PE News

Well done to U15 Girls Rounders team who beat Garth Hill College on 21/05/2015.

PE Rounders Team


PTA Update

PTA Race Night, Saturday 6th June 2015, 7.00pm for 7.30pm

The Brakenhale School’s PTA is organising a Race Night at the school on Saturday 6th June 2015.  Doors will open at 7.00pm and the first race will start at 7.30pm. The evening should finish by 11.00pm. There will be a professional tote, a raffle, and tickets include a BBQ style dinner. There will also be a cash bar at the event. Tickets cost £6.50 per adult (16 and over), £5 per child (under 16) and £20 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children; entry will be by ticket only.  Please see attached letter to see further details.

pdf PTA Race Night letter

We look forward to seeing you at the Race Night with friends and family.

Miss J Manisier
Assistant Headteacher, PTA Link

Race Night poster


Child Internet Safety

Child Internet Safety Magazine
Child Internet Safety (CIS) are pleased to announce that their second edition of Child Internet Safety Magazine is now available.  The Spring issue is full of features, reviews and articles to inspire you to assist in keeping children safe online. 
pdfChild Internet Safety Magazine