Welcome to Balgowan Primary School
Balgowan is a very friendly, high achieving and heavily oversubscribed academy in Beckenham. There are 678 pupils taught in 22 classes. The academy follows a creative curriculum which is designed to engage and excite all the children whilst also ensuring the acquisition of key reading, writing and mathematical skills…
Balgowan has been awarded to the ‘gold mark’ for our achievement in sport for 2015-16. Well done to all the children and staff at Balgowan for making this possible.
Great Start for the Balgowan Girls’ Football Team The autumn league challenge has started for the girls and they had a resounding 8-1 victory against Southborough Primary School. A hat trick from Bryony, two from Eleanor, and a goal each by Emily and Florence (the other an own goal) saw the team start their campaign with a win. Mr Coulson was very impressed with team’s determination and attacking qualities. The girls took their form into the district preliminary knockouts. After a slow start, they beat Alexandra Junior School 1-0 with a low free kick from Zara. The momentum carried on through the tournament with a 2-0 win over Valley Primary School. Emily’s skills proved too much for the Valley defence. After
Update: The period of time that voting will be open has now changed, and will open on 31 October and run until 13 November. We have also been told that there will be more participating stores, and will update the list as soon as we have more details. Balgowan has been nominated to receive valuable funding to create an exciting and interactive forest school as part of the new Tesco/Groundwork – Bags of Help community initiative. This fantastic £8,000 grant will mean that children at Balgowan will have regular access to outside learning and play, away from the main school site. But we can boost the award to £12,000 by voting for Balgowan in local Tesco stores. Help boost our grant
We will be holding ‘open day’ sessions for parents/carers of children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, for admission to Reception in September 2017. We would be very grateful if you would please call the school office on 0208 658 6374 or email on email@example.com, in order to reserve a place.
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9.30am Tuesday 1st November 2016
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Sixteen Bromley schools took part in this year’s annual Year 3 and 4 Quad Kids. Last year Balgowan won silver and this year were hoping to go one better. There are four events; 50m sprint, 400m run, standing long jump and a howler throw. The whole team represented Balgowan with a great attitude and an abundance of talent and passion. Following a tense countdown it was announced that Balgowan had won the event. A special well done for Amelie who was the only year 3 to be selected and she had the quickest 50m sprint out of every girl (in every school) that took part. Her time was an amazing 6.70 seconds! All the team were a credit to Balgowan
Having won the Bromley qualifier we were able to represent Bromley at the London Youth Games for the 2nd year running. The team were in great spirits from the get go and during the opening ceremony two of our own (Isabella and Connor) were chosen to go on stage and give the competitors pledge! Both Isabella and Connor spoke beautifully and were a credit to Balgowan and Bromley. Once that was finished it was off to the event and of the potential 33 London boroughs, 28 were represented. Overall a Trigolf challenge consists of 8 different activities for both chipping and putting and each challenge gains points for the team. You are permitted a 2 minute practice prior to your
Thank you to all of the children who entered their drawings; we were literally awash with competition entries! The judging of the drawings was a difficult job as the children’s work was of such a high standard but eventually a panel of school staff and Governors managed to put together a shortlist, and then select the final winners. Congratulations to the following children with their winning designs…
KS2 classes headed up to the field in classes and all had a good go at the (another) first-ever ‘Balgowan Army Assault Course’. The course was 150ft long and included 7 different obstacles that the children had to negotiate. We had races, mini-challenges and even the teachers and adults (including Mr Hines!) had a go, all much to the amusement of the children! Everyone managed to complete the entire course and I can tell you (from personal experience!) that the course was particularly tough and physically demanding! Hopefully these events have helped to show children that exercise, while being highly important towards good health, can be really great fun as well! A big thank you needs to go towards the