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School Expansion

There is a shortage of school places in primary schools both nationally and in Derby. Along with a number of Derby schools, we have been asked to increase the number of children we admit each year into Reception from 60 to 90 pupils. There will be additional classroom space needed – a temporary classroom for September 2013 and a permanent building with three classrooms
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Childcare for Two Year Olds

The Government has provided funding to allow around 20% of two year olds to have up to 10 hours of childcare during term time. Children gain eligibility through a range of benefits. For the Mackworth area, Derwent Stepping Stones will deliver the childcare from a room in Brackensdale Infant School. Please follow this link – Derwent Stepping Stones 2 year olds For further information, please
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Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers

We are collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers. Please support our School.

Red Nose Day – 15 March 2013

“Red Nose Day” was on Friday 15 March. School participated in this fundraising event. Children and staff dressed up and there was a raffle plus cake sale. We are very pleased with the amount raised – £326.58. A big ‘Thank You’ to our parents.

Parent Consultations

Parent consultations were held week commencing 25 February.


Rammie visited School on 23 January to lead an assembly.

Christmas Parties

The Christmas Party for all pupils (except Nursery) will be held on Thursday, 20 December in the afternoon.   The Nursery Christmas Party – for both morning and afternoon pupils – will be held on Friday, 21 December at 9.45 until 11.45am. There will be no Nursery on Friday afternoon.

Christmas Concerts

December – Koalas, Peacocks, Chameleons and Owls Thu 13 @ 2pm and Fri 14 @ 9.45am Pandas, Chimps, Nursery mornings Tue 18 @ 10am Pandas, Chimps, Nursery afternoon Wed 19 @ 2pm Penguins Tue 18 @ 2pm

KS1 Art Gallery

This term, the children in the four Key Stage 1 classes – Owls, Chameleons, Peacocks and Koalas – have been learning about the Arctic and Antarctic in the topic ‘Pole to Pole’. On Tuesday 4 December during the afternoon, parent visited our ‘Art Gallery’ to see the children’s work.  

Nursery Parents – Stay and Play

Parents of children who attend Brackensdale Nursery were invited to ‘stay and play’ on Wednesday 5 December. Parents made Christmas decorations with their children.

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