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Read the latest news from Breaside Preparatory School.

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Read the latest news from Breaside Preparatory School.

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    Chilean Visitors to Breaside

    1st April 2019

    On Thursday afternoon Breaside welcomed some of our colleagues from San Francisco Javier School in Chile, who have now joined the Cognita Family of schools around the world. Francisco, who is the founder and Cristina Marie, the Headteacher were very keen to learn about a Preparatory School environment and spent the afternoon looking around our school and meeting with teachers and the Senior Leadership Team

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    Breaside World Book Day 2019

    7th March 2019

    World Book Day 2019 was an animal filled extravaganza this Thursday. We had Paddington Bears, Fantastic Mr Foxes, Charlotte's Webs and even a Communist Pig! All the Breaside staff and children were delighted to welcome Ryan and his Birds of Prey to the school. We learnt many fascinating facts about these beautiful birds and even got to watch them in their full flying glory swooping above our heads. In between watching the birds, we learnt

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    Friends of Breaside Play Area Appeal

    1st March 2019

    Friends of Breaside Play Area Appeal We are pleased to let you know that the Breaside Play Area project is now complete!  The remainder of the equipment was installed over half term and the children are now able to fully enjoy the space! We wish to thank all of you very much for attending our events and making donations over the past year – without

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    Breaside Perform at The 02 for Young Voices

    1st February 2019

    The Young Voices concert on Thursday night at the 02 Arena was a great success.  Well done to all the staff and pupils involved.  All those months of rehearsals were worth it! Mrs Coop

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    Noah aged seven was hailed a hero today after he phoned 999 when his mother collapsed at home.

    28th January 2019

    Noah aged seven was hailed a hero today after he phoned 999 when his mother collapsed at home. Mrs Gofur, 37, passed out in Petts Wood, Bromley, after collecting her son Noah from Breaside Preparatory School. He quickly called the emergency number then comforted his mother and looked after his 15-month-old sister, Isabella, until paramedics arrived. Noah said he “wasn’t scared”, adding: “To the police I

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    Alumni News

    28th January 2019

    Matthew left Breaside in 2016 having represented the school in numerous sporting fixtures. His most noteable achievements came in cross-country running where he secured 2nd place at Somerhill and 10th at the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country race in Year 5 at Crystal Palace, going on to represent Bromley in the London Youth Games and later on in the London Mini Marathon. Last Saturday, he represented Bromley

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    Breaside Band on the Run

    11th January 2019

    Breaside Band on the Run We have 24 pupils from Years 4 and 5 who have signed up to take part in a ‘Band on the Run’ project which is run by BYMT.  This week, the pupils had the opportunity to try out the trumpet, cornet, baritone, trombone, clarinet and saxophone.  At the end of their try out session, they were asked which of the

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    Breaside Christmas Carol Service.

    17th December 2018

    The Breaside Christmas Carol Service is a lovely way to end the year with our talented Breaside children singing, playing instruments and telling the Christmas story in church. Thank you to Mrs Coop for her direction on this very important Breaside tradition and the staff who work extremely hard to prepare for such an event and Father Richard for allowing us to use St George’s

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    Winter Wonderland has arrived at Breaside!

    12th December 2018

    Winter Wonderland arrived at Breaside yesterday and throughout the day our children enjoyed a spin on the Ice Rink, a dance at the Silent Disco and of course a very special meeting with Santa himself who took time out of his very busy schedule to visit us all at Breaside. The real magic happened when we were joined by so many parents, grandparents, friends and

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    Breaside Christmas Sing-along

    10th December 2018

    On Monday we invited our neighbours, residents from the local care homes and some of our ex Breaside staff and friends to enjoy a mince pie and a glass of Mulled Wine.  We listened to our Minims choir sing carols and joined in with some more traditional Christmas carols. This is something special that we look forward to every year to give something back to

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    Ranked Number 11 in the Sunday Times Parent Power Top 100 Prep Schools List.

    18th November 2018

    The best schools in Bromley have been revealed in a guide released by the Sunday Times.  Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2019, ranks the 2,000 top schools in the UK.  The guide is based on exams results and features both independent and state schools. Staff from Breaside Preparatory school were celebrating their ranking as being the 11th best school in the country.  Executive

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    A few words from Chris Jansen our Group Chief Executive of Cognita Schools

    17th September 2018

    While a “sale process” creates much excitement and speculation, the reality is that on a day-to-day basis, nothing will change.  This is an entirely positive point as it illustrates the faith that Jacobs places in the broader leadership of our organisation, down to every school and the path that we have all set ~ simply, to continually improve the quality of education.  In time, there

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    Breaside Year 6 Class of 2018 Graduate!

    18th July 2018

    We end the year after the wonderful Annual Prize Giving event last night, where our children's achievements and successes were acknowledged and recognised and our Year 6 pupils graduated. It was a very emotional evening with some beautiful singing from our Year 6 children and Minims. We also had a solo piano piece from Caden and a beautiful solo from Elenna. I believe that we

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    Breaside Summer Fair 2018

    18th July 2018

    Friends of Breaside organised yet another very successful Summer Fair.  This year they raised over £5000!

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    Year 6 Production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    25th June 2018

    For those of you who had the opportunity to attend our Year 6 production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” on Tuesday and Wednesday evening this week, the performances were truly amazing. I am sure you would all agree that it felt as if we were in the West End! Well done to our wonderful Year 6 children who gave their individual performances 100% and the energy in the

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    Year 6 Fiver Challenge

    15th June 2018

    Year 6 are delighted to say that yesterday they made an overall profit of £568.59.  Which will be split between Cancer Research and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Two fantastic charities. The group which made the most, £160.17 was Sweet Sensations, so congratulations to Elenna, Darrrion, Emma, Tobias and Amelia P. Well done to our brilliant Year 6. And a big thank you to Years 2-5

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    Breaside is named the first school in Bromley to be accredited with the NACE Challenge Award

    13th June 2018

    Able, Gifted and Talented at Breaside Preparatory School At Breaside Preparatory School, we recognise that every child deserves appropriate challenges if they are to push at the boundaries of their learning. This means adopting a personalised approach towards providing exciting opportunities both inside and outside the classroom in which all our children can excel and thrive. Breaside’s aim is to deliver challenge to all children

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    Breaside at the Colfe's Maths Masterclass.

    12th June 2018

    On Tuesday, 12th June, Ben and Joe represented Breaside at the Colfe's Maths Masterclass. They had an amazing time, working with some A level students, and taking part in a maths and problem solving competition. The boys worked in a four person team with two girls from All-Saints, and did incredibly well, coming second in the competition - Silver Medal winners! Here are some pictures. The Headteacher,

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    Breaside Art Exhibition

    8th June 2018

    Today Breaside held their annual Art Exhibition.

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    Breaside Pupil Wins "Design a Robot" for Robot Wars

    30th May 2018

    I would like to share with you all an amazing achievement from one of our Breaside pupils, Chloe from Year 6 was presented with a framed certificate in assembly this morning by Mr Baker who is an engineer at The University of Greenwich and has been running a club for us here at Breaside. Chloe is one of the winners in the 'Design a Robot'

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    Year 6 Sailing

    23rd May 2018

    An awesome afternoon on the water for Year 6!!! Bell boating, kayaking & Canadian canoeing. Can’t wait for our third session at Danson next week! Mrs Fletcher, Miss Betts & Mr Evans

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    African Drumming Workshops at Breaside

    21st May 2018

    On Monday Year 6 took part in a fabulous African Drumming workshop which they thoroughly enjoyed.

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    Breaside Celebrate the Royal Wedding

    18th May 2018

    We have had a lovely day today with early celebrations for the royal wedding tomorrow. 

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    Royal Russell Maths Challenge

    11th May 2018

    Last week, four Year 5 students, Erin, Michael, Sophie and Tayo, represented Breaside at the Annual Maths Challenge held at Royal Russell.  They acquitted themselves very well and should be very proud of themselves.  The team came 7th out of 19 schools. Mrs Millican

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    Year 4 Bushcraft

    11th May 2018

    Last Friday, Year 4 were very excited to be leaving for our adventure at Bushcraft. We set off at 9:00am and were greeted at 10:00am by the fantastic staff. During our stay the children learnt many things, including: how to make a fire, how to build shelters, how to camouflage themselves, and many other important life skills. They were all fantastically behaved and even though

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    Breaside Chop Off

    4th May 2018

    Thank you to all of the parents, staff and ex Breaside parents who supported our Breaside Bistro this morning in aid of 'The Little Princess Trust'. It was lovely to see so many of you for the Big Breaside "Chop Off" to raise money for this children's charity. Mrs Anna Lambrou asked the school some time ago if we would support the idea of her daughter and her

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    KGO, PPV & PPS SPRING WALKS

    28th March 2018

    Last week KGO, PPV and PPS set off to discover signs of Spring on our Spring Walk!  We wrapped up nice and warm, (putting on our own coats, scarves, hats and gloves) and set off for Widmore Green.   We safely crossed the road outside school and then started the walk down to Widmore Green.  We looked at the trees, bushes and flower beds on the

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    Breaside Sports Relief 2018

    23rd March 2018

    Lots of sporting fun was had by all today in aid of Sports Relief and thank you to parents and children for supporting this by wearing red and donating £1, you have raised an amazing £312.42 for this very worthwhile charity.

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    Breaside Year 5 & 6 Visit Harry Potter Studios

    16th March 2018

    On Thursday, all of a very excited Years 5 and 6 boarded a coach bound for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We were on our way to explore the Harry Potter Studios! We were lucky enough to see up close the amazing sets and costumes used during filming, explore the Forbidden Forest and even board the real life Hogwarts Express on Platform 9 and

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    Breaside have been awarded Millie’s Mark! 

    19th December 2017

    Breaside have been awarded Millie’s Mark!  This is a great achievement for us as a school and we are grateful for all the hard work and commitment from our staff  towards helping us to exceed health & safety and paediatric first aid requirements. Millie's Mark is awarded as a special endorsement to childcare providers that go above and beyond the minimum requirements by having 100%

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    Christmas at Breaside

    14th December 2017

    Breaside finished the year with a fabulous carol service at St John's Church on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

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    16th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Independent Schools list

    27th November 2017

    We are very pleased to share with you that we have been placed 16th in the Sunday Times Top 100 Independent Schools list - an absolutely fantastic achievement of which we are incredibly proud!  It is wonderful to be recognised for all of the hard work that the staff and children put into Breaside to make it the very special place that it is.

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    Breaside School Council

    8th November 2017

    We are delighted to announce our Breaside School Council representatives for the 2017-2018 academic year. We had our first meeting this morning and the children are excited to work with our teachers to come up with lots of ideas for helping the school.

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    Travelling Books

    3rd November 2017

    We would like to say a big thank you for your incredible support with Travelling Books last term. It was a hugely successful event and it was lovely to see so many of you turning up to show your support. We hope that you are enjoying reading the books that you bought.We are delighted to announce that we raised an impressive £1284 in total. The money that we have raised from this event can now be put towards buying new books and English resources for all the children at our school to benefit from so we thank you for your generosity. Happy reading! Miss Golds & Mr Duke English Coordinators

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    Pre Prep Autumn Walk

    3rd November 2017

    This week PPV and PPS enjoyed their first trip of the academic year to the local park at Widmore Green.  We talked about all the changes to the local trees and plant life on our way down to the park and tried to cross off as many things as we could on our Autumn Walk checklist!  (We couldn't find any hedgehogs unfortunately!!) Once we had explored

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    Breaside Rugby

    13th October 2017

    Breaside played in St Christophers Rugby tournament last Friday. The boys battled hard and played some good rugby. A fun and enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Keep up the good work boys. Mr Evans

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    Breaside Bulb Planting Workshop

    12th October 2017

    On Thursday 12th October, 2017 the children in Pre Prep were lucky enough to receive a visit from Jane Wiseman from Coolings Garden Centre. Mrs Wiseman came to talk to the children about planting bulbs for the Spring. First of all she talked about the bulbs and how they needed to be planted with the roots at the bottom so they grow down into the

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    Breaside Gardeners Win Prizes

    6th October 2017

    It was very exciting to be part of the Coolings Horticultural Show and lots of families from Breaside came over to the Breaside stall and commented on the wonderful planting the children had taken part in. There were lots of comments from the public about the imaginative ideas and the creativity of the children’s planting projects. We waited with baited breath as the news of

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    Simon Camby Meets Breaside Head Boys and Girls

    29th September 2017

    Earlier this week, I visited Breaside in my role as Chair of Governors. Visiting Breaside is always a pleasure as the children and staff offer such a warm and thoughtful welcome. This week, I met with children from Years 1, 3 and 5 in addition to meeting the new Head Boys and Head Girls (pictured). Talking with pupils is always insightful as they are the

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    Breaside MacMillan Coffee Morning

    29th September 2017

    What a fantastic turn out for our Breaside MacMillan Coffee Morning this morning and a BIG thank you for all your donations of cakes and raffle prizes. A special thank you to our chef Mr Turtle and his staff for their wonderful coffee and cakes.  Also to the parents who helped serve teas, coffees, cakes and raffle tickets.  Thank you also for your overwhelming generosity

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    Breaside Bake-Off Winner 2017

    22nd September 2017

    On the 19th July, I went to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with my Mum, Nan, brother and aunt. When we headed to the afternoon tea area where my family had to wait for me. Then, the head chef of pastries came to get me. I had to walk quite a lot! When I finally got to the kitchen of the hotel, I saw a lot

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    Able, Gifted and Talented at Breaside Preparatory School

    11th September 2017

    Able, Gifted and Talented at Breaside Preparatory School At Breaside, our aim is to deliver challenge to all children so that they reach their full potential. Alongside this, we are keen to ensure that our most gifted, able and talented children are identified then supported and nurtured further through our broad curriculum and wide range of extra-curricular activities. At Breaside, we work hard to support

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    Outstanding Education - Excellent Results

    1st September 2017

    We are ranked ‘Outstanding’ in all measures by the School Inspection Service in October 2014, continuing from our Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ awarded in 2011. Once again, SATs and 11+ entry results for 2017 were outstanding, with 100% of Year 6 pupils gaining their first choice at Senior School. Parents are given guidance on the schools that we recommend for their children throughout their time at Breaside

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    Parent feedback programme at Breaside Preparatory School wins award for innovation and excellence

    1st September 2017

    Parent feedback programme at Breaside Preparatory School wins award for innovation and excellence A ‘Voice of the Parent’ programme run at Breaside Preparatory School, part of the Cognita group, has won a 2017 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award. This is the second year that this programme has been commended, with the ongoing feedback received from parents directly inputting into the continuous improvement in

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    Nurturing Talent Achieving Excellence

    1st August 2017

    We end the year with our wonderful Annual Prize Giving event, where our children's achievements were acknowledged and recognised and our Year 6 pupils graduated.  It was a very emotional evening with some beautiful singing and music from our Breaside students. The Year 6 children left school today in their [...]

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    NETBALL LEAGUE WINNERS!

    10th February 2017

    Year 6 Girls remain unbeaten! Monday saw a very excited and nervous Year 6 League team facing their most difficult opponents to date.  Playing with one key player down (Super Lainah!) due to injury and knowledge that this game stood between them and the League title, the girls lined up for [...]

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