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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Non Uniform Day – Friday 18th May

On this day, children may wear red/white/blue clothing for a suggested donation of £1 (but more would be most welcome!), to raise funds for the PTA. Just to remind you that pupils are not allowed to wear make up on any own clothes or special dress up days.

Sunday Funday’ Movie Afternoon

We are holding just one showing of the popular ‘Paddington 2’ movie (cert PG) on Sunday 20th May. Drop off at the main school reception at 2pm and collect at 4.15pm. Ticket price (£5) include squash/water and popcorn, sweets available to buy during the interval. Book via our new PTA online show (www.pta-events.co.uk/balgowanpta)

Balgowan School PTA Fun Run – Saturday 9th June

Put those running shoes back on for Balgowan PTA’s 4th annual 5km (adults & children) and 1.2km (children only) Fun Run at Croydon Road Rec. Date: SATURDAY 9th JUNE Time: 12-2PM £5 entry for all participants. On entry please also email names, class and in which race each person is running to Balgowanpta@gmail.com Purchase your place at: PTA-events.co.uk/Balgowanpta Cakes and refreshments will be available for purchase. Any cake donations very welcome!

PTA Royal Wedding Bake Sale

We are holding an after school cake sale with lots of tasty treats and commemorative gift biscuits for sale. Follow the bunting to find us @ 3.30pm in the KS2 playground! Royal Wedding Raffle You could win a stunning edible Wedding Abbey, handmade by Anja’s Gingerbread. Only £1 a ticket. We will be selling tickets in the lead-up to the event with ticket sales before and after school in the playgrounds all next week! The raffle will be drawn at 4pm during the cake sale on Friday.

Cancer Research – Go Givers

The parents and children of 4NS raised over £200 for the charity Cancer Research. Thank you to everyone involved for making our Cake Sale such a success!

Diving Champions

Diving Champions On Sunday 25th March Anthony Lambert (Y4), Daisy Railston (Y3) and Alice Kolia (Y4) represented   Balgowan at the Schools Spring Diving Championships at Crystal Palace Diving Centre. All three put in fabulous performances. Anthony achieved the Silver Medal position out of 11 competitors in the Y4 boys class – especially   impressive as this was his first competition.

Mighty Netballers Take London by Storm

Carla Forsyth (C), Jasper Brooks, Alexia Moren-Rosado, Genevieve Alcock, Bryony Hart, Luca Tunon (vice-captain) and Alex Hillier-Taylor made up Team Bromley for the High-5 Netball Finals day at the 2018 London Youth Games.

Sports Relief 2018

On Friday 23rd March we celebrated Sport Relief at Balgowan. Reception and KS1 classes took part in a sponsored ‘Bounceathon’ – non-stop bouncing on a giant bouncy castle for 6 hours! KS2 classes visited the field where a huge 150 ft inflatable army assault course had been set up. The pupils challenged themselves and raced against their friends (and even some teachers!). A great time was had by all pupils and lots of sponsorship money has come in already, well done to all pupils.

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