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Gardening Club Monday's 22nd April - 20th May 3.15 - 4.15pm (4 weeks), by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 15th Mar 2024 @ 2:57pm

Newsletter 22.3.24, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 22nd Mar 2024 @ 11:02am

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Date: 8th Mar 2024 @ 10:49am

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Date: 23rd Feb 2024 @ 1:16pm

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Vacancies at Bretherton, by Mrs Moxham

Date: 15th Feb 2024 @ 3:48pm

We are looking to recruit a new member of our team for After School Club a couple of afternoons each week 3.15 - 6.00 and a Teacher Assistant for 10 hours over 2 days. If you are interested please express an interest with our school office on 01772 600431 or email head@bretherton.lancs.sch.uk for an informal chat.

Newsletter - 7.2.24, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 7th Feb 2024 @ 12:44pm

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Newsletter - 26.1.24, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 26th Jan 2024 @ 9:48am

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Newsletter - 12.1.24, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 12th Jan 2024 @ 9:10am

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Computing Club, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 24th Nov 2023 @ 10:34am

Newsletter 15.12.23, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 15th Dec 2023 @ 11:09am

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Newsletter 1.12.23, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 1st Dec 2023 @ 10:55am

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Newsletter 17.11.23, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 17th Nov 2023 @ 1:00pm

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Look at our amazing new Bretherton Timeline, by Mrs Moxham

Date: 9th Nov 2023 @ 10:15pm

Thanks to Stanley Mason for our fabulous new timeline. Bretherton Endowed school and Bank Hall, Preston Docks and Cotton Mills alongside world and UK history.. just dates and finishing touches to do. The children have loved thinking what is coming next and have chosen some of the pictures / periods of history. Queen Elizabeth is significant person missing- she'll be added at the weekend. 

Consulting for our Admission Arrangements for Sept 2025, by Mrs Moxham

Date: 5th Nov 2023 @ 5:10pm

Every 7 Year , the Governors of Bretherton Endowed will consult on it's admissions policy. There are no changes to be made to our policy, however this year we will be consulting with our school community and the Local Authority. 

The Governors propose no changes as the pupil admission number fits the size of building and classes on offer and we would be unable to facilitate any increases due to classroom sizes, staffing and school budget.

If you have any questions about our admission policy for 2024 2025, please contact the school office on 01772 600431.


Kind regards,

Alison Moxham on behalf of Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School Governors 

Newsletter 3.11.23, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 3rd Nov 2023 @ 11:01am

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Newsletter 12.10.23, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 13th Oct 2023 @ 11:11am

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Yipee! Our BBC MicroBit's have arrived, by Mrs Moxham

Date: 4th Oct 2023 @ 12:31am

Mrs Allchurch can't wait to use the 30 BBC MicroBit's to support coding in school and Miss Hymers has arranged for Bishop Rawstorne to inspire our use of the donated 3D printer. We Can't wait!

HEADSSUP parent meeting offering support for families and pupils, by Mrs Moxham

Date: 3rd Oct 2023 @ 11:52pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a parent session from HEADSSUP, through our work with TARDIS, on 10th October 2023 at 2.30 in the school hall. All welcome and refreshments will be provided.


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Congratulations to Miss Hymers and Bretherton team for being shortlisted for the EDUCATE AWARDS 'Arts in Primary School' Award, by Mrs Moxham

Date: 3rd Oct 2023 @ 11:48pm

Congratulations to Miss Hymers for being shortlisted for the EDUCATE AWARDS, 'The Arts in Primary School'.  

https://educateawards.co.uk/ Have a look at the website to see all the nominated schools. 

I would like to nominate Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School, under the Art Leadership of miss Lesley Hymers for the Outstanding Arts in School Award. For the last 18 months, Lesley has lead school through a transformation in the Arts. In order to explain, the amazing achievements at our small rural primary school, with only 107 pupils and 5 teaching staff, I will highlight some of the wonderful opportunities that have been on offer and the links to our community.

Miss Hymers set up an Arts Council where children passionate about the arts assist her in leading art in school. ( https://www.brethertonschool.org.uk/page/arts-council/62490) She has organised their visit to Salford to the Van Gogh and Banksy experience and the children then led an assembly, organised a in school art instillation linked to the artists and invited parents and our community to attend. (https://www.brethertonschool.org.uk/work/brilliant-banksy-inspired-assembly-by-the-arts-ambassadors/82909) and our final outside whole school art project is here, with each child in school creating a personal stencil for our display. It is great to see the complexity increase as we reach Year 6 children.

Annually we hold an art gallery where all children in school create a piece of art and we display them in frames like a gallery and parents and community are able to come and view and buy work. This year we have widened our passion for the arts and have invited famous local artists into school through our ART week and in specific sessions with classes. Sophie Martin, an illustrator from Cumbria worked with Class 2 and a relief artist with class 3.

We extended our art to include children from a local nursery into school to work with our children and inspire them (https://www.brethertonschool.org.uk/blog/bank-hall-kindergarten-visit-for-artsmark/82274) and children from Bishop Rawstorne High school were invited to work with year 6 to create Hive Hexagons together.

Extending the arts into dance, our Class 2 entered a virtual dance competition winning 2nd place for their interpretation of ‘Our Green World’ and we had professional dancers in school to work with the children (https://www.brethertonschool.org.uk/blog/artsmark-dance-session/83040) We have a huge Morris Dancing squad from reception to year 5 who perform regularly with the support of the Royal Preston Morris Men and are now learning Maypole. For the coronation, the whole school learned to country dance and we did so on Sports Day. (https://www.brethertonschool.org.uk/work/our-coronation-square-dance-on-sports-day-2023/82153)

Our children are encouraged in every class to orally tell stories and we enter an oral poetry telling competition each year.

Through music, and in particular our choir, we ensure that all children access music over and above the National Curriculum expectations. Our choir of ½ of kS2 children won the Lancashire Last Choir Standing Competition – first out of 31 outstanding entries and they were amazing! (https://www.brethertonschool.org.uk/work/recording-studio-session-for-the-choir/83538) In

addition, every class listens to a different genre of music each week and reflects and evaluates it and their enjoyment of it. It helps them become discerning listeners and performers.

We have 2 performances each year – Christmas is class 1 and 2 and Summer is class 3 and 4. All children are involved and also lead the lighting and sound. This year’s summer performance was the best yet – 3 performances with our whole school family and community invited. https://youtu.be/QliWS1FKwOM In addition to this we perform at a Cluster Performing Arts festival each year and take the whole school to the theatre- this year being The Lion King at Manchester to inspire all. Our year culminates with Bretherton’s Got Talent show and we often have to hold two audition days due to the number of entries.

Thank you to Miss Hymers and our incredible 2022/23 Arts Council who have inspired, supported and excelled in equal measure.( https://www.brethertonschool.org.uk/blog/awesome-artsmark-collaboration-displays/83979)

All in all, every child in school access The Arts as a right, with no exceptions and through the passion and enthusiasm of the staff leading – our children all see themselves as artists, in many disciplines. I hope that you too are enthused by the arts on offer and how much we achieve in our small school for all our children. They love all aspects of the arts!

Newsletter 29.9.23, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 29th Sep 2023 @ 10:57am

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Newsletter 15.9.23, by Mrs Mitchell

Date: 15th Sep 2023 @ 1:06pm

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Extracts from the judges report from our 1st Place Last Choir Standing competition, by Mrs Moxham

Date: 12th Sep 2023 @ 8:30pm

Final – Blackburn, Friday 16th June 2023

Bretherton (1st place)


A lovely gentle start, notes and phrases well-held displaying amazing breath control. Great stage presence and an engaging and expressive performance.

The added harmonies were perfectly balanced, the tune always uppermost, and the diction clear. Enthusiastic but at the same time disciplined........The vocal acrobatics were well executed, dynamic contrasts effective, key change faultless, and the tempo variations were interesting and fantastically well-controlled, evidence of good conducting from the front.

Very professional acknowledgement to the audience at the end with a corporate bow. Nice touch. The choice of the contrasting second piece was also noted. Congratulations. Here's to the next time.

What a wonderful read and truly encapsulating their performance. Well Done Choir.

All the best to our fabulous Year 6, by Mrs Moxham

Date: 7th Aug 2023 @ 5:30pm

Wishing year 6 leavers all the best for their summer holidays and beyond. We'll miss you but thank you for leaving your legacy of The Lost Bear class set of books with your special messages inside for future generations of year 6!

Congratulations to the children entering Bretherton's Got Talent, by Mrs Moxham

Date: 19th Jul 2023 @ 9:19pm

Congratulations to all who entered Bretherton's Got Talent and the finalists entered below:


Class 1 

Emmerson - singing

Jude - Jokes

Faith, Amy, Margo - dance/gymnastics

Halle- Jo - singing

Class 2

Joseph - singing

Harvie , Rudi - Magic

Rowan, Kian, Jaxson - drama

Casper - breakdancing

Class 3

Chloe - dance

Tilly - guitar

Lucas - Tabel tennis keep ups

Oscar - jokes

Class 4

Harris - singing

Lily - Piano


And the winners this year were ......... Joseph and Lily. Congratulations to them and the year 6 teachers for a great take over day.

Contact the School

Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School

South Road,
PR26 9AH

Headteacher & SENDCO | Mrs A Moxham


School Office Contact:

Mrs Paula Carlyon (Bursar) | Mrs Chrissy Mitchell (Business Support Officer)


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