Parents News 25/01/2016


Main Entrance
Thursday 28th January         Year 9 Parents Evening
Tuesday 2nd February          PTA Meeting
Wednesday 3rd February      Year 7 Parents Evening
Monday 8th February            Year 12 Parents Evening
Thursday 11th February        Music Concert
15th / 16th February             Sixth Form Barcelona Trip
Tuesday 22nd February        Year 8 Parents Evening
Thursday 25th February        Ski Trip Final meeting  – Main Hall – 17.30

Spring Half term Monday 15th – 19th February 2016
Easter Holiday Thursday 24th March – Friday 8th April 2016
Summer Half Term Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June
Summer Holiday Monday 25th July – Wednesday 31st August 2016

For full lists of dates please see the calendar page.

year 9 Year 9 Parents Evening on Thursday 28th January 2016

16:00 – 19:00

 Year 7Year 7 Parents Evening on Wednesday 3rd February 2016

16:00 – 19:00

 Vivo Rewards

vivo logo

Vivo miles is the national school rewards platform that we are using to reward students. Students are rewarded with ‘Vivo’ points which they can save and spend on a variety of products.  Vivos are awarded under categories such as great academic work, good contribution to class, 100% attendance, involvement in extra- curricular activities, community work, participation in sport…

You can read more about Vivo Miles on their website here.

We will be bringing you updates on a regular basis in the near future.


PE News

Well done to the Brakenhale U14 football team, 5-0 winners v PEThealeGreen




School Catering News

Brakenhale would like to introduce our new look dining hall to all the students. As a school we decided it would be best value and quality to go in house for our catering. We have been overwhelmed with the students and staff’s reaction on our first week and are looking forward to offering new and wonderful themed menus to them.

Just a reminder that it is much more efficient for the students to have had their fingers scanned to make their visit to the dining hall a quicker experience and also that they can still add monies to their accounts in the LRC with Mrs Daniels before school for it to be on the account by first break. We will also be running a competition for the students to rename the dining hall.

We are now serving a new breakfast menu and as of Monday, cut price products will be available from 3.05pm for an hour.

If you think your child will enjoy the catering a little too much you can put a daily limit on their account. Please just send me an email on

mime-pdfWeek 1 brakenhale winter menu Jan 16
mime-pdfWeek 2 brakenhale winter menu Jan 16
mime-pdfWeek 3 brakenhale winter menu Jan 16

Technical Issues

Please be aware that we are experiencing a few technical issues with our Parent Portal Insight system.  If do have any problems please email


Brakenhale’s Got Talent

Thursday 4th February 2016

Main Hall 18.30



Parents’ Drop in Session

There is a Drop-In session in the LRC for all parents every Thursday between 4.00pm and 5.00pm. During this session staff are available to answer questions regarding ShowMyHomework, Insight, ParentPay, as well as the biometric identification system. Parents are able to log on to the computers in the LRC to access their ShowMyHomework, Insight and ParentPay accounts. 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.

PTA News

PTA Upcoming Events

Tuesday 2nd February: next PTA meeting
Tuesday 1st March: March PTA meeting
Saturday 19th March: PTA Quiz Night
Tuesday 12th April: April PTA meeting
Tuesday 3rd May: May PTA meeting
Sunday 8th May: Half Marathon Water Station
Tuesday 7th June: June PTA meeting
Saturday 25th June: PTA Race Night
Tuesday 5th July: July PTA meeting


Please join us for our next evening event on Saturday19th March. Keep the date in your diary, more details to follow.


Community Learning Courses

For all parents in receipt of pupil premium funding please see the Bracknell Forest website for details of courses available free of charge.