Parents News 28/09/2015

Main Entrance
Tuesday 29th September :Year 6 Information Evening in Main Hall at 18:30
Wednesday 30th September : Year 13 Geography Field Work Day
Thursday 1st October: Year 8, 9 and 10 Parents Evening for Ski Trip in Main Hall at 18:00

For full lists of dates please see the calendar page


Celebrities impressed 
Year 8 Brakenhale students impressing celebrities at the weekend with polite and sensible behavior out and about in Bracknell – what lovely feedback to receive”.

I would just like to say what a credit two of our students were today. They found an iPhone 6 and a credit card outside of school and brought it to Student Reception.  The owner was identified through the school data base and the property returned safely.

We would like to say what a credit these boys are to the school and we should be proud they are wearing our uniform.

PiXL Celebration

PiXL logoYesterday the 23rd of September 2015, we (Charley Camp and Charlie Wood) went to London to pick up an award for our hard work and success in our GCSE’s. At the beginning of our GCSE’s we were predicted C’s D’s and E’s at the end of year 11. The school intervened using PiXL methods during year 10 and 11. Charlie ended up with 6 A*-C grades including a B in Maths and Charley ended up with 10 A*-C’s including an A* in Maths and Further Maths. It started by leaving school all suited and booted at 11AM we got on the train to London Waterloo. We made our way to Westminster Central Hall for the award ceremony. It began with the PiXL choir sings a success song and then the awards began, they spoke to us about working hard and the success that is yet to come! Levi Roots was the special guest and presented us with our vouchers, he spoke about his experience on Dragons Den and about his passion for his company, he also told us how he messed up his figures on Dragons Den and yet he still got his deal:- truly inspirational. It was such an exciting experience- going up on stage, talking to Levi Roots, planning to get the train and going to Parliament square. The experience taught us that hard work does pay off and people will recognise when you do work hard.

Geography Trip to Lyndhurst

The Geography trip to Lyndhurst last week was a great success. The Year 11 students were tasked with finding out how Lyndhurst is effected by tourism and so completed traffic and pedestrian counts, land use maps and also an environmental quality assessment survey. All of this information has then been used and analysed to establish how severe the impacts of tourism are on this rural community. The Year 11’s behaviour was excellent, with locals commenting to staff about how smart and polite they all were. Following the fieldwork, the Year 11 Geographers worked all day Friday on the analysis and were brilliant in their application to the tasks set.

Well Done Year 11 Geographers!

Mr Mullett
Head of Geography Department

PTA News
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October TBC                              Collection of unwanted clothes for charity
Thursday 26th November 2015     PTA Christmas Market    18:30-21:00
Saturday 19th March 2015           PTA Quiz Night              19:00
Tuesday 3rd May 2016                PTA Meeting                  19:00
Saturday 29th June 2016             PTA Race Night              TBC

PE News

New PE Extra Curricular list

PE Extra Curricular


World Challenge Expedition to Morrocco

World Challenge





The Parents’ Presentation is on Wednesday 30th September at 18:00

It will be an informative and interactive presentation with plenty of opportunity for questions, along with video footage and images of the expeditions and what it will be like to take part. There will be lots of information on how the students will raise the fee to take part in this expedition, what they will do whilst overseas, the safety and back-up on the expedition and the benefits they will derive from taking part.