Weekly Parents News 05/06/2015


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


Uniform Information

uniformSchool uniform is worn to encourage the development of self confidence and pride in the school and a high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students. Our school uniform should be affordable for everyone and no-one should be excluded for financial reasons. If you have any problems obtaining uniform or if there are any issues about providing the correct school uniform please contact the Mrs Theal, Pastoral Support Manager, on ltheal@brakenhale.co.uk or 01344 465030.

The new school skirt will be available to purchase directly from the school at various times during the end of the summer term and during the summer holiday.

More information available on https://brakenhale.co.uk/uniform/



Growth Minds Set 22/06/2015

We would like to invite you to a Growth Minds Set information session on Monday 22nd June from 6.30-7.30pm led by our newly appointed Assistant Headteacher Lisa Baveystock.

There are many benefits of attending the session all of them focused around giving you further ideas on how to encourage and help your child succeed whilst gaining an understanding of the power of the Growth Mindsets philosophy.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday 22nd June 2015.

Mrs Coley

Headteacher’s Uniform Update 02/06/2015

Thank you very much for your support in helping us to uphold the existing uniform policy and the new mobile phone policy. I am aware that some parents have had difficulty in buying suitable school trousers and skirts. We have bought a significant supply of both items.

I appreciate that this is a transition period and want to be able to support all students in wearing the correct uniform and therefore we are able to loan these until the end of term where required.

Jane Coley

Parents’ Drop in Session 11/06/2015

On Thursday 11th 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.

Paris Trip 26-29/05/2015

During the May 2015 Half-term holiday 40 students and 5 staff went to Paris. Students gained first hand exposure to French culture and language, and were ambitious to use the French they had learned in the classroom. All the students were a credit to Brakenhale and were model students.
mime_weblinkRead more about the Paris trip… 

GCSE Maths Revision

There is a Maths revision session this weekend for those Year 10 and Year 11 students who are taking their GSSE exam on Monday 8th June. Maths revision is on both Saturday 6th June and Sunday 7th June from 10.00 to 12.00 in the maths department (enter school by the Conningsby gate, entrance by the LRC up to maths).

We will be starting breakfast revision at 7.30am on Monday morning on the 8th June in the maths department and water.

mime_weblinkFor further details please see the Maths Revision notice sent 05/06/2015

Miss Manisier
Acting Head of Maths

8A Fundraising biscuit sale 22/05/2015

A big thank you to all who bought a biscuit for 8A’s charity, bikes4school, a charity set up to enable children in remote areas of Cambodia to get to school. We managed to raise £72 which will enable us buy 2 bikes for the charity!

Ms Catanach
Form Tutor

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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.

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

Miss Manisier
PTA Link

Race Night poster

Next Event: Summer Event: Stall at Bracknell Lions Bracknell Show, Saturday 13th June 2015, 10am-5pm

The PTA will be supporting the Bracknell Lions Bracknell Show on Saturday 13th June this year with two stalls: Mystery bags and a soft drink Hoopla game, and this will be instead of the July Summer Fair. The Show is being held at Wildridings Playing Fields, and is open from 10am to 5pm.

If you have any new unwanted gifts or gift bags that you could donate for this event please can you leave them at main reception for the attention of the PTA by Friday 12th June.

We are also looking for any volunteers parents and students who would like to help man the stalls and could spare an hour or so to come along and man the stalls on the day. If you can please email me at jmanisier@brakenhale.co.uk.

Miss Manisier
PTA Link

Family Fun Day at Lions Show double page spread



Wonder of Words Young People’s Literary Festival and Summer Fair

On Saturday 4 July 2015 Charters School will be holding Wonder of Words, its annual young people’s literary festival and summer fair. For this year’s Wonder of Words Festival Charters have again managed to provide a brilliant line-up of author events, featuring some of the hottest authors currently writing for children and young adults (and one scorching hot illustrator). Charters are very excited to be hosting Abi Elphinstone, Tamsyn Murray and The Etherington Brothers and believe this is  a programme which has a little something for everyone. This year they are also offering multi-event group tickets as they know that quite a few visitors last year enjoyed their first event so much that they stayed on for the whole day.

Full details of the programme and how to purchase tickets using a credit card can be found at www.chartersschool.org.uk/WoW15

Charters Wonder of Words