Welcome to Balgowan Primary School

Be kind, work hard, make friends is the motto at Balgowan, and we encourage all our children to follow these guidelines in their daily school life.

Ship of Values

Introducing the Crew for Balgowan's Ship of Values

Balgowan Eco school committee

Balgowan has recently been awarded the Green Flag!

Music and Arts

All pupils at Balgowan have the opportunity to learn musical instruments, including the steel pans.

Creative curriculum and outdoor learning

Our creative curriculum includes lots of outdoor learning for Reception-aged pupils and those in Year 1 in our covered outdoor learning area.

Outdoor sport and play

Balgowan pupils participate in many sporting activities, both within the school and outside.

 

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…

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Cricket

The boys and girls took part in the Bromley Schools cricket competition. It was a great opportunity for the year 5’s because year 6 were away on school journey. The boys from year 5 showed great skill and application and made it through to the plate final. There was some great bowling by Finley Knight and Jake Silver and some crunching batting from Alex Hillier-Taylor and Jacob King. Nihal Barath was also very handy with the bat, hitting the ball into empty spaces. The girls played their tournament at Hayes Cricket club. The year 5’s played extremely well and finished with 2 wins out of 4. All of the games were very close. Bryony and Isobel Le Conte were fantastic

Athletics News 2017

Large School Athletics The year 5/6 athletics team took part in the Bromley Large Schools Athletics competition against other schools in the borough. Balgowan did amazingly well, finishing in 2nd place, just behind Oak Lodge. Children took part in one field event and one track event. They were the 75m, 600m, howler throw, triple jump, standing long jump and a relay. There was also an opportunity for children to progress to the Individual Bromley Finals if they came in the top eight in Bromley. Well done to everyone who took part. Jasper Brooks (1st in 600m) Arthur Widdowson (1st in Triple Jump) Eleanor Young (2nd in Howler Throw) Max Farrell (2nd in 75m sprint) Jacob King (3rd in Howler Throw)

Music.ly and Live.ly E Safety Information for parents

Even if you haven’t come across these two apps, be assured your children may have or will do at some point! Find out more via the blog here of a Channel 4 investigation you may want to share with family and friends. Great to see coverage of such an important issue in the media. However, remember the issues aren’t limited to particular apps, so while we would not condone any social media access for children under 13, banning isn’t necessarily the answer! We need to be continually educated and updated to protect our children.

Maths Quiz Club Area Heat

On Thursday 15th June, Balgowan entered two Year 6 teams into the ‘National Mathematics Inter-School Quiz Championship: Area Heat.’ Arriving at the competition, we found out that there was 12 teams all competing for 1st place and a guaranteed place in the National Semi-Finals. The Quizmaster told a few maths ‘jokes’, explained the rules and then we got underway. There was 40 questions in total – each having more or less value depending on the difficulty. Dramatic music was played and 30 seconds was given for each question, really ramping up the pressure. Both teams started well, answering the first 7 or 8 questions without fault. Unfortunately, the boys then lost a few points but stayed within touching distance of

Balgowan Book Week 2017

Children’s author Chris Powling visited Balgowan this week.  He shared his extensive experience of being an author as well as his top tips on how to be a writer. His 4 top tips were ideas are everywhere just look around you make notes of your ideas for later use make actions come alive by acting them out read, read and read more

PTA Easter Egg Hunt Saturday 25th March

  The PTA are delighted to announce that the Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday 25th March 10:30am – 1:30pm. The hunt will involve a short trail around the playground and some of the neighbourhood streets and there will be a nice Easter egg reward at the end. The cost is £2.50 per child.

Assessment Information Evening 2017

Assessment Information Evening The Assessment Information Evening on 15/3/17 was well attended. The purpose of the presentation was to: Share key curriculum and assessment changes Help parents understand how their children are assessed in school and why To inform parents how the school monitors and tracks the progress of whole year groups, specific groups and individual pupils Explain how provision is allocated to meet the needs of all pupils  The Powerpoint slides can be found under the Downloads tab in Useful Documents or download from below:  

Amazing Athletics

Amazing Athletics! Langley Boys hosted this year’s Bromley Indoor Athletics Championship. 22 schools took part in the competition. Nine boys and 10 girls represented the Balgowan on the day. The events were split into two categories; track and field. The track events consisted of relay races and sprints. The field events consisted of the chest push, long jump, speed bounce and vertical jump. Notably Charlotte Lambert threw 7.5m, which was the biggest of the day in the girls section. Balgowan ended up finishing in a strong 4th position. Another great achievement. The eventual winners were Harris Crystal Palace.

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