This page takes a contemporary look around New Bradwell School. It is a very busy School with lots of clubs, trips and ongoing art work projects. The School has a Nursery whose pupils are integrated into the main School during assemblies, P.E and concerts to help the transition into the 'big School'. The School plays an important part in the life of the local community.

The School liaises with parents via letters, parents evenings and additional 'information for parents' evenings. These cover such topics as curriculum information, School trips amongst other subjects. There is a thriving Parent/Teacher Organisation.

Main entrance into School reception area.
School emblem.
The new area has now been completed to house classrooms, the library and the Information Technology Suite with sixteen computers. There is a pond at the front of the building which will have water plants growing in it. There are also computers in the classrooms and children are taught word processing skills from an early age.
School Outings and Residential visits.
The School takes Children on many trips throughout their time within the School, starting with the youngest ones in the Nursery. These include day outings to Stacey Hill Museum, Farm Trip, Emberton Park, War Museum, Theatre trips and Verulamium. Then there are the residential trips to France, Swanage, Matlock, Wales, Yorkshire, Cornwall and Canal holidays.
After School clubs
There is a wide variety of clubs that children take part in throughout the School. These are organised by Teachers. A few examples are Chess, Lace making, French Boules, Choir, Art Club, Technology Club, Story Club and a number of Sporting activities like, Athletics, Netball, Football, Rugby, Cross Country. There are a number of Art pieces around the School that have been made with visiting artists or artists in residence, to see them click

Art Around the School.

There are also a number of musical lessons undertaken within the School, with some access to School owned Musical Instruments, these include Violin, Woodwind and Brass Tuition. The School also has a well equipped home economics centre. The younger children are encouraged to make simple recipes such as biscuits and scones whilst older children attempt more ambitious recipes, and some are able to cook a full meal.

Special needs
Language support department
The School has a department for 20 children with specific speech and language difficulties whose needs cannot be adequately met in their local school. There are qualified language teachers together with a full-time speech therapist and 2 full-time learning support assistants. The department has been an integral part of the school since 1985 and children are integrated into mainstream classes and take part in all school activities, whilst receiving the specialist support they need.
Special needs provision
Children whose needs have been identified and recorded on the special needs Register are supported daily, in their classroom, and follow specific support programmes to meet their needs. Learning Support Assistants are based in every classroom and help the children to achieve as explicit in the child's termly Individual Educational Plan. Class teachers and support teachers liaise with parents on a regular basis.
School Carnival
The New Bradwell Carnival is organised by the School and is held just before the summer end of term. It includes themed floats decorated by the children. (lorries are kindly driven and donated for the day by local business') The carnival tours the streets of New Bradwell with the Children wearing fancy dress and singing. The floats return to the School playing field where the fete then begins. There are many stalls with new items and bric-a-brac, face painting etc... There are displays and entertainment's throughout the afternoon. A lot of effort is put in by the Children, parents and the teachers to make the day a success.
To learn about the history of New Bradwell's schools described by former pupil Sylvia Mead, click here.
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