As we move towards the end of this academic term, I thought it might be useful to provide an update regarding the relatively recent formation of the Collaborative Learning Trust. This is the name of the MAT (Multi Academy Trust) which Bramhope has been seriously considering joining for well over a year.
As you may be aware, I am currently a Trustee of the Collaborative Learning Trust, along with Fiona Wrightson (our chair of Governors) and George Petrie, who also sits on the Bramhope Governing body. The Trustees have met on a number of occasions and maintain a close working relationship with the primary schools within our 'Family of schools'.
Bramhope Governors have conducted extensive due diligence on Prince Henry's and remain committed to our school joining the Collaborative Learning Trust. Unfortunately, our initial application was delayed by complexities surrounding an on site lease renewal. This is now reaching a conclusion and we very much hope to become part of the MAT at the start of next academic year.
In the meantime, Prince Henry's have changed their admissions policy which means that current year 5 pupils should not experience the same difficulty of gaining a secondary school place at Prince Henry's in 2019.
I believe that joining the Trust in this early stage of growth will provide Bramhope with opportunities for development which we cannot access as a stand-alone school. Bramhope governors will make a final decision about joining the Trust before the end of term. If we become part of the Trust, we will retain our individual identity but work with other schools to secure the best outcomes for our pupils.
I will update you again as soon as I am able to and would encourage you to speak with myself or Fiona Wrightson if you have any questions
Have a lovely weekend.
3:15pm – 4:00pm
8:00am – 8:45am
3:15pm – 4:00pm
KS2 Sports Day
9:00am – 12:00pm
KS1 Sports Day
9:00am – 12:00pm
9am - 12pm
On Monday 1H had their cooking session as part of the Growing Bramhope project. First we harvested our ingredients from the garden. We gathered spring onions and salad leaves. Then we worked in groups to prepare our ingredients ready to make cheese and onion pop-overs!
We had to chop chives and spring onions, grate cheese, and do lots of measuring and mixing!
"They were so nice!" - Izzy
"I liked them!" - Arjun
In KS1 we have been learning about Microhabitats - Little Homes for Living things.
We designed our own Bug Hotels for minibeasts to come and visit. This week 1H visited the Wildlife Garden to build their Bug Hotels. We decided to build them in our house teams and worked really well together collecting natural materials to use in our design. We thought about a safe space for the minibeasts to visit that would provide food and shelter. We are going to keep checking our Bug Hotels to see who has come to visit!
We have already had our first guest in the Hepworth Hotel - a snail!
Scarecrows, Summer Festival and Sunflowers.....
With only one week to go until our eagerly anticipated scarecrow and summer festival, the PTA are working extra hard to make it the best one yet! We will be unveiling our proposals for the great outdoors project at the fayre, so please come and say hello and take a look at the exciting displays at our dedicated stall.
For those of you taking part in the inaugural BPS sunflower competiton, it is time to start uploading your pictures and measurements onto the official Facebook page. Winners will be announced at the start of the new school year, so remember to tend to those leggy stems all through the summer holidays to be in with a chance of being crowned the first ever winner!
The PTA would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help with the recent secrets room events, with a special “THANK YOU” for Sally Coombes who has worked tirelessly to arrange the Mother’s/Father’s Day secret rooms over the last couple of months. The children particularly enjoy this event and it is not an easy task. It takes a LOT of organisation and personal sacrifice of time to ensure it runs smoothly and I’m sure you will all join the PTA in thanking her.
In total, the secrets room and sunflower competition have raised £542, all of which will go towards our great outdoors project.
We look forward to our final event of the school year with our fun run taking place on 19 July, and hope to see you all at the summer festival next weekend.
The BPS PTA
PTA Summer Festival and Scarecrow Hunt
BBQ - Bar - Music - Games - Stalls - Summer Raffle - Tombola - Fun Activities run by visitors and more!
11am - 1pm The Superhero Scarecrow Hunt collect your trail sheet from the KS1 playground anytime!
1 - 4pm Summer Festival on the school field
We need your help please! We need volunteers to help out on the day. Are you able to do one of the shifts on one of our stalls, or help set up or tidy away?
9 am - morning setting up
11am - 1pm – support on Scarecrow stall
1pm - 2.30pm – stall slot
2.30 – 4.00pm – stall slot
4.00pm – help tiding away