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Welcome to Bracken Lane Primary Academy.


Welcome to Bracken Lane Primary Academy


I am delighted to have the opportunity to introduce you to our school and the exciting things we offer the children who come to learn and grow here.


For forty years, Bracken Lane has served the population of Retford in Nottinghamshire and provides a first-class education for children aged 3 to 11 years.  We are rightfully proud of the school’s provision which helps children to grow as individuals whilst aiming for the highest academic standards.  We are justifiably proud of our 2017 SATs results and we are thrilled that children and families from all over Retford make Bracken Lane their school of choice.


Ofsted judged the school to be 'Good' in all areas of its work in February 2013. 


On 1 September 2017, the school became a primary academy in partnership with The Diverse Academies Learning Partnership.  

As you look around the site, you can see that we have high expectations of everyone in the school. Our staff are committed professionals who put learning at the heart of what they do.  With our commitment to high standards and a range of extra-curricular activities that is second to none, we are confident that our school has something to offer everyone.  Our care and support programmes ensure that all children are able to make the best use of their time here and our range of extra-curricular activities provide something for everyone.


Visits to the school by prospective parents and families are encouraged and most welcome.  Please contact the school office to make an appointment to meet with me and to see the school at work.

I hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.

Thank you for your interest in our school. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming your child to #TeamBracken!

Thank you for visiting!


​David Ivemey
Academy Lead

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