Branton Community Primary School and Breamish Valley Community Nursery

Branton Community Primary School is in the hamlet of Branton situated in the Breamish Valley in the foothills of the Cheviot Hills in Northumberland.

Branton Community Primary School and Breamish Valley Community Nursery now have a thriving forest school where our children have the opportunity to develop many skills while benefiting from outdoor learning in the beautiful Breamish Valley. We have direct access to Branton Ponds, a wildlife rich area that we access year round for learning. Our children take part in a wide range of sporting activit

Operating as usual

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🚨 New Covid symptoms to look out for 🚨

- Diarrhoea
- Blocked/runny nose
- Aching muscles
- Long-lasting headache
- Vomiting
- Sore throat
- Feeling tired and unwell

If you have any of these, or any of the three main symptoms (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a change to how things taste or smell) book a PCR test πŸ‘‰

When booking your PCR test, say you have been asked to by the Council.

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If you or your child is required to self-isolate, you may be entitled to a Test and Trace Support Payment.

If you meet the eligibility criteria you could get a Β£500 support payment . To find out more and apply visit πŸ‘‡


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Previous version 3 days ago, 03/7/2021

A new record total.



This post pretty much says it all, but in addition,
Thank you
-to our amazing staff team, present and past who have worked tirelessly to make sure our little school does it's very best
-to our fantastic and supportive parents who have worked with us to ensure we all do our very best for our children and young people
-to our wonderful and supportive community
and of course to our children, their resilience and determnation that has kept us all going (they are of course the reason why we are all here!)


Today is Thank You Day.
A day to say a huge public Thank You to all those who have kept going, kept us going and will continue to keep on going until this crisis is a distant memory.

Thank you.

Thank you to the children who took it all in their stride.
Thank you to Headteachers and senior leaders who deciphered Government emails at midnight and spent Bank Holidays rearranging the nation's education system so children could learn and teachers could teach.
Thank you to the parents who had no idea what a fronted adverbial was (or is if they were honest) but googled it and learned with their children.
Thank you to those siblings who shared, tables, resources, equipment and parental time so everyone had a chance to learn.
Thank you to those individuals and companies who provided computers, dongles and internet access for those where there was little or none before.
Thank you to all those who trained as teachers or TAs but who overnight became IT technicians, Social workers, food providers, counsellors, Mental health first aiders and shoulders to cry on.
Thank you to those who safeguarded the vulnerable.
Thank you to those who patiently, and for the eleventy billionth time, explained Google Classroom, Seesaw, Purple mash, Google Drive, Zoom and any other online learning platform to children, parents and colleagues until they finally got it.
Thank you to those who couldn't work from home, so went into work and just got on with it.
Thank you to all school staff for their adaptability and willingness to go the extra mile.
Thank you to those who saw hungry children and were not prepared to allow others to shirk their duty by not feeding them.
Thank you to those who set up, ran and volunteered at testing sites and vaccination centres.
Thank you to those who donated to a food bank, made a meal for a neighbour or who shared a socially distanced doorstep coffee with someone who was shielding alone.
Thank you to those who saw someone having a bad day and cheered them up with a smile.
Thank you to all those who waved and said "hello," when previously they may have walked on by.

For all you have done already and for all you may still have to do in the future.



Remember Hands-Face-Space, stay safe everyone.

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Previous version 24/6/2021

Almost back to the record map total we had in January.
Again, most increases on the Scottish side of the border.

Light green (0-2): Bamburgh; Peebles North.


Northumberland County Council - Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night 20/06/2021

Northumberland County Council - Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night

Why not join Northumberland Libraries for a Harry Potter Night on 24th June?

This year’s magical theme is Diagon Alley and they’ll be inviting witches, wizards and muggles from across Northumberland to discover the secrets of its spellbinding places and shops.

All information available by following this link -

Northumberland County Council - Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night


Please stay safe, infection rates are rising. Hands-Face-Space

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Few more today. Probably not worth commenting!
No arguments please.

Dark green (0): Longhorsley.
Light green (0-2): East Linton Rural.



A half term treat?

PSA: Kids eat FREE in the M&S CafΓ© this half term! Pop in with your family – we can’t wait to welcome you!

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Does being told 'don't worry' make you feel less worried?

Having someone alongside you and validating your emotions can make them feel more manageable. These sentence suggestions from Seed & Sew are great for helping us think about how to respond to others when they're feeling worried.

Are there any others you would add?

Photos from Trident Soccer's post 28/05/2021

Well done everyone!

Photos from Trident Soccer's post 27/05/2021

Thank you for your kind words, Ryan.


Thinking about nursery? Child aged from 2 to 4 years old?

Why not come along and meet us and find out about our wonderful nursery?

Telephone 01665 578225
Email - [email protected]

Thinking about nursery? Child aged from 2 to 4 years old?

Why not come along and meet us and find out about our wonderful nursery?

Telephone 01665 578225
Email - [email protected]

UK Safety Alert issued for small high-powered magnetic products 20/05/2021

UK Safety Alert issued for small high-powered magnetic products

Please see the information below relating to a Safety alert issued yesterday with regard to Small High Powered Magnetic Products.

UK Safety Alert issued for small high-powered magnetic products OPSS has issued a Safety Alert to warn of the risk of serious injury and death from swallowing small high-powered magnets.

Timeline Photos 20/05/2021

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It’s World Bee Day! 🐝

Here are some of the bees you can look out for on your next walk. Which ones have you seen so far this spring?

Timeline Photos 15/05/2021

Lots of lovely ideas!

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we're sharing some of our favourite resources to inspire you to connect with nature.

Spending time in the great outdoors can really help our emotional wellbeing, whatever our age. Here are a few creative ideas you could try with children.

Credit: Hike it Baby


NHS - A guide to COVID-19 self testing (Rapid Lateral Flow Test)

[03/04/21]   Thank you all!



Welcome to the second instalment of our virtual β€˜Speak out. Stay Safe.’ assembly! This session will be led by the wonderful Sally and Kayne from our Schools Service, and features special guest appearances from Ant and Dec and David Walliams.


Northumberland Libraries

Planning for Half Term? Why not arrange to pick up a Half Term Fun Bag from one of our six libraries open for Select & Collect? Each bag will contain a selection of books and creative activity ideas for Valentines and Chinese New Year. Stocks are limited and contents may vary so Call your library now to reserve or order online at


South East Locality Children's Centres 07/02/2021

Take a virtual stroll through the exhibition - Google Arts & Culture Get a sneak peek of the Fantastic Beastsβ„’: The Wonder of Nature exhibition.


Northumberland Libraries

Looking for ways to support your child's mental health? You'll find lots of great tips here:
One lovely idea is to make a Worry Doll for children to tell their problems to. Follow the link and Louise will show you how to make your own doll: Place2BeCharity


Northumberland Libraries

Harry Potter loves his owl, Hedwig. Join Kathryn in her Crafty Owl Emporium and see how you can make your own pet owl. We would love to see your magical pet creatures, please share your pictures with us @NlandLibs or [email protected]


Why not snuggle up and listen to a story?


We think it's time for a story, don't you? Why not get snuggled up on the sofa and listen to the lovely Diane from Berwick Library read Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett (published by Two Hoots)? A gorgeously-funny rhyming story all about friendship... also perfect for #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek.



Chester Zoo

πŸŽ₯πŸ¦’ We're bringing you another LIVE Virtual Zoo Day! πŸ…πŸŽ₯

🏑 Tune in from the comfort of your own home and enjoy penguins, giraffes, tigers and a tour of our colourful aquarium πŸ§πŸ¦’πŸ…πŸŸ

⏰ Join us here on Facebook or at our YouTube page on Friday 5 February for a WHOLE DAY of incredible action.

πŸ™Œ Gates open at 10am... we can't wait to see you there! ❀


Northumberland County Council

We know Covid is taking its toll on all of us, but we still need to play our part, act responsibly & stick to the rules - please stay close to home for daily exercise to keep yourself & our communities safe - thank you πŸ™ - protect yourself, protect others, protect Northumberland

#stayhome #protecttheNHS #savelives #DoTheRightThing

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Northumberland County Council

Let Active Northumberland give a boost to your day. Some brilliant, 30 minute LIVE classes for young people, available on Active Northumberland Facebook. If you can't make the times, join in later on You Tube
Enjoy !


Northumberland Libraries

Why not join for some storytelling from Mamma G. πŸ“–


Combining panto, storytelling... Mama G will be here with stories for the whole family about being who you want and loving who you are!

To celebrate National Storytelling Week and LGBTQ+ History Month, we invite you to join us on Saturday 6th February at 10am for a morning of stories and laughter with the fabulous Mama G! Suitable for all ages, it's the perfect family event to kick-start your weekend and have some fun together.

Book your FREE ticket here πŸ‘‡πŸΌ πŸ‘‡πŸΌ πŸ‘‡πŸΌ


Northumberland Libraries

πŸ“š Free eAudiobooks and eBooks for Children 🎧
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Northumbria Police

Home isn’t always a safe place but your local pharmacy could be – just ask for ANI πŸ—£οΈ

Our officers are working together with a number of local pharmacies to support victims of domestic abuse during lockdown.

Safe spaces are currently available in some Boots stores across the country to allow survivors to access vital support.

Stores taking part in the scheme, which officially launches today, will have posters both outside and inside their premises clearly showing their support.

It is hoped more pharmacies and other stores will join the project as time goes on.

Some local branches of Boots will already be running another pharmacy-based scheme called Safe Spaces which enables victims of domestic abuse to use the pharmacy consultation room to access information on domestic abuse support services.

The Ask for ANI scheme will work alongside Safe Spaces to support victims who need more immediate assistance.

To access help, those in need can approach any member of staff instore and β€˜Ask for ANI’.

They will be directed to a safe space, where they will be provided support and guidance by a domestic abuse champion and can also contact police on 101 or 999 if in immediate danger.

As we enter our third national lockdown it is more important than ever before that those suffering domestic abuse see our message – you are not alone and help is available.

We are proud to offer our support to the β€˜Ask ANI’ initiative. If your home is not a safe environment then we urge you to seek support and please do take advantage of this scheme.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can contact Northumbria Police on 101, or make a report online πŸ’»πŸ“²

In an emergency, always call 999. If you dial 999 and are unable to speak, the emergency operator will ask you to dial 55 and to follow their instruction to quickly put you in touch with police.

For support, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

If you are committing abuse and feel like you need help and want to change, you can contact Respect on 0808 8024040.


Berwick and Borders Coronavirus Figures


As a couple of people have pointed out, something is going on with the Northumberland reporting. In view of that, yesterday's drop might not have been as big as it looked. I've also noticed that two parts of the Northumberland page are now giving different results (e.g. Berwick North is 0-4 cases on their map but 6 cases on their bar chart, similar for Bellingham) - this wasn't the case last week. I'm wondering if somebody different is doing it temporarily maybe and it will settle down again soon. In the meantime I will try and keep things as consistent as possible but I don't 100% trust the English numbers.

A lot of increases today but the decreases still outpacing them, in Scotland and Berwick at least.
Scottish green for Haddington South and Longniddry.
Berwick down below 30 again.
Hawick still falling - down 14 to 117.



Northumberland County Council

Our school admissions portal for 2021 reception places closes Friday 15 January.

Don’t miss your chance to get your application into us. Head to


Northumberland County Council

⚠️ Meeting others from outside your household or support bubble puts you and others at risk of serious disease.⚠️

Now more than ever, stay at home. #StayHomeSaveLives

Our Story

Branton Community Primary School and Breamish Valley Community Nursery now have a thriving forest school where our children have the opportunity to develop many skills while benefiting from outdoor learning in the beautiful Breamish Valley. We have direct access to Branton Ponds, a wildlife rich area that we access year round for learning.

Our children take part in a wide range of sporting activities such as football, rugby, tennis, swimming, gymnastics, boulder walling and yoga stories, as well as taking part in sporting events with neigbouring schools. We also have music tuition from Reception and also have a regular Drama session. All of our children learn Spanish from the beginning of their time with us.

We are a 2 - 11 year Primary School, admitting children after their second birthday. Children can stay with us from their first days in nursery all the way through their primary years to 11 years of age and entry to our local High School.

We are known for having excellent adult to child ratios, currently never more than 1 adult to every 4 children, and also for our inclusive nurturing, supportive and family approach. We believe in the β€˜whole’ child!

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Our Amazing School!



Nursery from 2 to 4 years of age.
Primary school from Reception to Year 6
Forest School onsite adjacent to Branton Ponds nature reserve
Come and visit us!



NE66 4JF

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 3:15pm
Tuesday 9am - 3:15pm
Wednesday 9am - 3:15pm
Thursday 9am - 3:15pm
Friday 9am - 3:15pm
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