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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.



All children are expected to return to school in September.  The return date is Monday 7th September.  

The details are set out in the following documents.  Please read these carefully.  

Letter to familes about full opening in September 2020

FAQS about Coronavirus and what you and schools need to do

Detailed plans for Covid classrooms and the wider 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.  

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.


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 July 2020
    Support during the holiday
    During the school holidays BHISS (Brighton and Hove Inclusion Support Service) will be providing the opportunity to speak to an Educational Psychologist. You might want to use this telephone support line if you would like advice or help with: · Your own and/or your child’s emotional mental health and wellbeing during this time. · Talking to your children about COVID-19 and their worries related to this. · How to support your child during the holidays · Managing your child’s behaviour at home · Supporting your child’s transition back into school or on to Secondary School · Accessing further information and resources If you would like to arrange a confidential consultation then please email Rebecca.chatfield@brighton-hove.gov.uk stating your preferred time to book a 20 minute slot on one of the following dates: Monday 27th July 1-4pm Tuesday 28th July 9-12pm Wednesday 29th July 9-12pm Thursday 30th July 1-4pm The calls will not be recorded and no records will be kept of the consultation unless further information is requested.
  • Important
    14 July 2020
    Portslade Partnership (plans for September)
    Please find attached to this message letter from Portslade Partnership of Schools re plans for September.
  • Important
    13 July 2020
  • General
    10 July 2020
    Safety Net Magazine
    Dear All, Please find attached the latest eZine from Safety Net full of information and advice for parents and young people about managing return to school in September, whether it's back to Brackenbury or on to secondary. As always, it has useful information on how to manage children's wellbeing and keep them safe. Best wishes, the Brackenbury Team.
  • Important
    10 July 2020
    This week's Buzz is a take over by Year 6 - we think you will love it!
  • General
    9 July 2020
    COTO Summer Childcare Holiday Clubs
    Hi everyone Please see attached letter from COTO re Summer Childcare Holiday Clubs.
  • Medical
    8 July 2020
    As it is difficult for the children and Young People to access the School Nursing service at the moment, they have put together some YouTube videos to help with some common health concerns. · Food and health – https://youtu.be/a_Iewa-RP1M Talk about it - https://youtu.be/u1rZNEPOgRY Sleep tips – https://youtu.be/PSWDoZxfFJM
  • Sports
    8 July 2020
    Virtual Sports Day
    It is health and well being week this week and details of our virtual sports day are on the school website. Thank you.
  • Important
    7 July 2020
    Dear families - you will be receiving a letter via PING tomorrow, (WEDNESDAY 8th JULY), which will tell you who your child's new teacher will be next year. It will also contain important information about a goodbye event for your child at the end of the year. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.
  • Sports
    7 July 2020
    Dear families - the Brackenbury Sports Day has gone virtual. Go to the website where you can see the challenges we have for you this week. There is a video to get you in the sports zone and a challenge from Mr Burton. Who is going to take this on? https://brackenburyprimary.co.uk/brighton-hove/primary/portslade/site/pages/schoolclosure/sportsday2020
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