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Welcome to Brackenbury Primary School

We are really proud to show you our rapidly improving school.   The children, families and staff members make this a great school to work in and be part of.  We are working incredibly hard to make sure your children have an enduring primary experience.  We have a dedicated staff team that work hard so your child will have the best start to school.   We try our Brackenbury Best to give your children a memorable all round education.  Please click here to see our prospectus.



Are you unsure of what to do in different situations related to Covid-19?  Please see the document here that clearly explains different scenarios.  This is what we will be using when working with you.  We are very aware that the testing system means that there may be a wait for a test if your child or another family member is showing symptoms.  If you are not able to get a test in the first 5 days of having symptoms, your child and anyone they live with must stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.  Anyone in your support bubble must also stay at home.  


Thank you to all families.  Both the start and end of the day are much smoother now we have ironed out all of the initial kinks.  Thank you to parents for not hanging around after drop-off and pick-up - it really does help with the smoother running of the school.   


We will be contacting parents via School Ping with any updates.   In the event of any school closure, children will be expected to work at home.  Work will either be sent home or will be avaiable on the school website.   If for financial reasons you are unable to access School Ping or the school website, please let us know so that we can put an alternative plan in place for you.  We also have assemblies on Monday and Friday and a weekly Buzz that will keep you up to date with all the latest news.   


At school we expect all children how to wash their hands on arrival and throughout the school day, including reminding them to do so before eating and after messy activities.  At home, you need to be reinforcing this too.  Talking to your children about this situation is important so they are clear about messages and can ask questions they may be worrying about.    This Newsround page has clear facts and answers to questions as well as links to videos about washing hands and keeping yourself safe. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089 The World Health Organisation has a great poster that is designed to support children.  Click here for a link to this.  

FAQs about Covid-19

Thank you for your support in the unique challenges we are facing.  

Lizzie Mullarky - Headteacher

Brackenbury Buzz

School news and events are published in our fortnightly newsletter called the Brackenbury Buzz.  The latest edition is available here.

13.Brackenbury Buzz 


Learning with others

We are proud to be part of the Portslade Cluster of Schools.  We work with other schools for the good of all the children in our area.

As a member of the Sussex Coast Teaching School Alliance, we take part in training and research to improve outcomes for children and the quality of teaching in all subjects.

School News Feed
  • Important
    16 September 2020
    Dear families, Our website is now updated with information related to Covid-19 pupil absence. The link is here https://brackenburyprimary.co.uk/brighton-hove/primary/portslade I have also attached a useful document that we use in the office if you phone us with any enquiries. Thank you for your support during this time. Lizzie Mullarky - Headteacher
  • Important
    15 September 2020
    Learning Update
    Dear All We had a brilliant response to SeeSaw during lockdown. We are continuing to use this for class messages and home learning. It is a great way to keep your child's learning on track, whatever the circumstances. In order to be prepared for any changes to the current learning situation, we need to ensure that ALL children are able to share their learning on SeeSaw. This will be imperative should there be any future bubble closures. We will be calling some parents whose children may need support to access SeeSaw as this will be the school's main way of supporting your children's learning. Best wishes, the Brackenbury Team
  • Important
    11 September 2020
    Please read the following information.
  • Important
    7 September 2020
    Dear families - thank you for helping us today. The children were all really well dressed in their school uniform and have had a good day. Please bear with us while we try the new systems for the start and end of school. I have sent a separate message for Year 2 as we are changing the end of the day for them. (Please see separate message.) Please stick to the start and end times and remember to social distance. Thanks to all of you - it was great to see you all today! Lizzie Mullarky
  • Important
    4 September 2020
    return to school
    Dear families - your teachers have put up a video for you to see which entrance you come in and leave on Monday. Merlin Falcons - you are in the same classroom so you know where you are going! The videos are on the school website https://brackenburyprimary.co.uk/brighton-hove/primary/portslade/site/pages/aboutus/returntoschoolvideos We can't wait to see you on Monday! Your Brackenbury Team
  • Important
    4 September 2020
    Information letter 4.9.2020
    Please find attached letter with further information re first day back at school.
  • Important
    1 September 2020
    Please see the attached letter about returning to school. The front page of the website has also been updated.
  • Important
    27 August 2020
    Dear families, We have been planning for breakfast club starting on Monday 7th September. We know that is essential for those of you who work. We have a responsibility to ensure that it is as safe as possible for all the children and staff. We will begin by opening from 7.45am initially, with a plan to open from 7.30am as soon as we can. Children will be kept within the groupings we will be using during the school day. Please look on the front page of the school website for details of how school will be working in September. Next week, further information will be sent out including a video from your teacher so you can see where you will come into school. Best wishes, Team Brackenbury
  • Event
    14 August 2020
    Congratulations to Mrs O’Hagan
    Congratulations to Mrs O’Hagan who has had a baby girl - Teddie Piper O’Hagan who was born on Tuesday 11th August. A new and beautiful addition to the family. Congratulations to Mrs O’Hagan, Catherine and Cooper. We can’t wait to meet her!
  • Important
    21 July 2020
    Please read the final letter of this academic year and the last Buzz for a while.
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