IES Breckland Uniform Measurement Event
We will be holding a Uniform Measurement Event at Breckland Leisure Centre
The event is planned to allow parents to have their child measured for the new IES Breckland School Uniform. Parents will also be able to place orders for various items of school clothing.
Uniform Measurement Event:
Tuesday 15th May 4pm - 7pm
Event being held at Brandon Leisure Centre
IES Breckland School Web Site
As we get closer to the Opening of IES Breckland, you will find more information about the new school on the new IES Breckland Web Site.
This will be separate to this web site that is run by Sabres Educational Trust.
Both web sites will run and link between each other. The new IES Breckland School web site currently has a competition running for the pupils to design the Four House Shields for the new school.
The following is the link to the NEW - IES Breckland School Web Site
Offer Letters and Funding Agreement
Letters from Sabres Educational Trust, not Suffolk County Council, offering a place at IES Breckland are now being sent out to parents who have applied. They will continue to be sent out as new applications are received until we meet our full capacity. Once this is reached, our Admissions Policy criteria will be used to process the additional applications. All places are being offered on condition that we receive a Funding Agreement from the Government. We are in the process of completing all the necessary paperwork involved in order to have the Funding Agreement signed and approved. We anticipate that this will be completed by the end of May 2012.
This is all part of the “pre-opening” phase of starting the new school and a normal part of the process. We do not anticipate unforeseen circumstances that will prevent the Agreement from being signed. We will of course announce when this stage has been successfully passed.
If you have received an offer letter from another school and have changed your mind and wish to apply for IES Breckland, we will be very pleased to receive your Application Form.
Please use the correct form from either Suffolk County Council or Norfolk County Council and return to 7 Woodlands Rise, Brandon, IP27 0NU.
If you now do not wish to accept the place being offered at IES Breckland, then please send a reply declining the place to 7 Woodlands Rise, Brandon, IP27 0NU.
ALL PUPILS WHO APPLIED BY 29th February 2012
have a definite place for September 2012
SATURDAY 18th February was a FANTASTIC EVENT
It was an opportunity to chat to Ms Sherry Zand, Principal of IES Breckland, Jodie King, Manager of IES UK and SABRES Team Members
So many of your questions were answered and it was an opportunity to consult on UNIFORM.
Matthew Hancock MP and Ms Sherry Zand showing one of the items of the modern, cost-effective and up-to-date uniform - a rich purple tank-top.
GIRLS: there is a gorgeous plaid pinafore which lots of you fell in love with when you saw it - but you CAN WEAR trousers instead!
RECENT NEWS and Applications
IT'S A DEFINITE YES!! :-)
Lord Hill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education,
sent official confirmation that IES Breckland can progress
to the pre-opening phase and open September 2012.
Information for Parents of Local Children
Potential Suppliers to our Free School
IES Breckland is a school for the future, a school for the community, a school where children are treated as individuals. It will be an outstanding local secondary school where high standards will be set and expected from all. Sabres Trust and IES have been working closely to create a vision for the school that reflects the needs of the community and one that will be recognised by all as the outstanding local secondary school.
Our vision for IES Breckland is for it to be a stimulating, secure and inclusive centre of both academic and vocational excellence in which students from all backgrounds and faiths in Brandon and its surrounding area are equally valued. We will together create a school that has, as its core focus, the delivery of high quality secondary education for the children of Brandon and its surrounding area. We want IES Breckland to be a school that supports each child to achieve better than they first thought possible by creating them a tailor made timetable to meet their needs and support them individually.
Our school will equip our students with the skills they need for a successful transition to either further education or future meaningful employment. IES Breckland will teach our students to be reflective, resourceful and resilient individuals who have high aspirations and self- esteem for themselves. Our curriculum will be stimulating to engage all students and core subjects, which are clearly an essential part of life, will be at the heart of our curriculum with additional support and challenge at both ends of ability.
We will offer a full and extensive range of extra- curricular activities and create time within the school day for these to be carried out successfully to build upon student engagement and enjoyment. Our staff will know our students by name and know their individual strengths and weaknesses, ensuring that all students feel safe and secure when at school. The Principal, Ms Sherry Zand, will be at the school gates in the mornings, welcoming our children to school each day, and will make it her priority to get to know all the children individually, quickly establishing a caring, working relationship with them. Together with her staff she will be able to steer students in the right direction for success. We will make meaningful connections with all our children to show them how much we care about them and their education.
An important part of IES’s success in education is that we provide a secure environment for teaching and learning, where teachers can teach and students can learn. We believe in discipline, the concept of “tough love” and we have high expectations for everyone. We see the need to work hard and be ambitious in order to reap the rewards. Every member of our team is committed to placing high quality education first.
We want IES Breckland to be at the heart of the community and hope that the community, staff and students have a sense of ownership in their school - it will be a school for all of us to be proud of and a school where people are put first and cared for by a dedicated team.
In December 2009, the Schools' Adjudicator decided that Breckland Middle School was definitely to close July 2012, with no hope of reprieve. Since then, SABRES (Save Breckland School) and the wider community have worked incredibly hard on a proposal to change the current site into an 11-16 Free School.
SABRES have no secrets and our aim is to keep everyone up-to-date with developments. To find out more please explore this website, our Twitter account, and our Facebook Group or contact us directly if you wish to ask any questions.
Brandon Life are kindly printing our articles and the Bury Free Press and Eastern Daily Press are publishing regular updates to keep everyone informed.