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Important Information - Covid 19

End of term – last day - Wednesday 15th July


Please note that the last day for children at school this term will be Wednesday 15th July.


Children will leave school at 3.30pm as normal.


Please read the letter below for full details.


Letter re end of term last day

Letter to parents of children in Nursery


For those families eligible, FSM vouchers have been organised for the last 3 weeks until the end of term.


You should be receiving emails from Edenred over the next couple of days for you to redeem vouchers. 


For those parents who have requested that school print the vouchers, school will be in touch this week for you to collect once the vouchers have been printed. 


Please note: If your child is now back in school, you will not be receiving these vouchers as your child receives a free meal in school every day.


Summer Food Fund

All families who are entitled to Free School Meals will receive vouchers for the summer, regardless of whether your child has been in school or not.


You should be receiving these before the summer holidays.


We will update and let families know once these have been arranged. 


From 22nd June, as we have more children returning to school, all gates will be labelled as either ENTRY or EXIT

This is to help social distancing across the school and make it smoother for parents to get in and out of the school grounds.

Please only use the gates as they are marked.

I apologise for any inconvenience but I am sure you will all understand our rasons for doing this.

There will be staff on each gate to help as necessary.

Thank you for your co-operation.




Please note, for those children coming in from 1st June, school will close at 3.30pm Monday - Thursday and 12.30pm every Friday.

Arrangements for wider re-opening - Years 2,3,4 & 5

Year 6 Arrangements for 15th June

Reception Arrangements for 8th June

Message from Mr Humphreys

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Yr 1 Arrangements for 1st June

Letter to parents re school re-opening June 1st

Monday 18th May 2020

Update re School opening from 1st June

Dear Parents,


Following the announcement from the government, we have been working on plans to ensure the safe opening of the school to more children, initially those in Year 1.


Our key priority is to try and ensure the safety of both children and staff who come in.


Year 1 parents have been phoned today to see if they are going to send their child in after half term.


Please read the above letter which explains what we will be doing and has the answer to some common questions from parents. 


11th May 2020



Dear parents and carers,


You will have heard yesterday that the Prime Minister said that the government believes schools may be in a position to begin a phased re-opening of schools from 1 June, starting with pupils in reception, year one and year six.  However, the first priority has to be the safety of everyone in the school community.


At this moment we have no more information and we will be waiting to receive more from the government about what this means for our school. Until then, nothing has changed and school remains closed, as it has done, apart from the children of key workers who have absolutely no alternative. If a child can be at home, they should be at home as this will help to stop the spread of Coronavirus. 


We will provide further information in the coming days and weeks once we are able to do so. In the meantime, please continue to enjoy the home learning. Thank you to all those parents who sent videos through, it was lovely to see all the different learning that is happening at home.


Please be assured that we will continue to do all we can to safeguard our whole school community and continue to take care and stay safe,


Take care, stay safe, 

Stewart Humphreys



Reception Hearings Tests



Dear school community, 


As part of Children First Trust we want to celebrate the way in which all our schools carried on during this time of closure. We would like as many families from Brettenham as possible to send us in short video clips (15-30 seconds) of what they are doing at home - some suggestions might be:


Having breakfast together

Doing exercise

Online lessons

Home schooling with parents

Doing craft activities 

Reading to a parent

Watching a teacher's video at home


You can also talk to the camera and send messages such as; thankyou message to teachers or telling us how they're missing their friends.  


Videos from all 5 schools will be put together to make a video for the whole Trust


We would need to receive these by Saturday evening which is very soon so please email the video back as an attachment to as soon as you can.


Information on free school meals - updated 6th May 2020

If you are entitled to FSM for your children, most of you will be receiving vouchers via email.

The second set of emails/vouchers has now been sent (please see below).

Please look out for these in your emails.


Please note, the email will not come from Brettenham, it will be sent by Edenred.


This time, the value of the vouchers are for 4 weeks and you will receive further vouchers in another 4 weeks if school is still closed.


The emails were due to be sent on Monday 4th May, but due to overwhelming demand these emails were sent out late on Wednesday night 6th May, around 9.45pm. Please be sure to check your junk/spam email if you have not received the email.


Please also be aware that once you click to redeem your vouchers you may have to wait at least another 24 hours for this to be processed.


School will be checking the Edenred site to see when emails are sent out.


If you have any issues, please phone or email the school at and we will do what we can to help. 


Alternatively, For parents/carers, you can email :

Purple Mash

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We use Purple Mash for our children to access for school work to do at home , here is a weekly video of children's work across the country including Brettenham's Children

Children's Hand prints for Key workers

Brettenham children traced and cut out their handprints to make a rainbow for key workers.
The staff and children made a freeze, the children enjoyed collecting the natural resources from the schools grounds and then replicated the area on a long roll of paper, celebrating Earth Day 👏

Well done and thank you to the pupils and staff who created this lovely poster to hang outside our school today 26/03/2020 💙

Year 5 parents that if they wish their child to apply to Ashmole Academy for entry September 2021 under the Musical Aptitude criteria, they should apply to the process direct to the school by the deadline date - Friday 15th May 2020
The first part of the tests will take place on Saturday 6th June 2020.  Further details and the application form can be found on the Ashmole Academy website via the below link.


Information regarding Measles , Mumps and Rubella

Enfield Music Service Information

Guide for Parents - School Inspections

School Dinner Money


Dear Parents and Carers, please note that school dinner money costs £2.30 per day. A total of £11:50 per week. 

Please could all parents and carers make sure that their child has the correct amount of dinner money in their account, and that all debts are paid.

Many thanks!


For latest information on School Meals, please click on the document below.

Please go to our News, Information page regarding Coronavirus Advice for our is now re-open for Year 1 and Reception classes, school will re-open for year 6 children from Monday 15th June. School remains closed for Years 2,3,4,5 and Nursery children until further notice.........................................please visit your child's class page for home work, the class email address is on each class page if you would like to contact the teacher regarding school work........