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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Cross Country

On Saturday 9th march the Bromley Schools Cross Country event took place at Crystal Palace Park for pupils in Y3 and Y4. We had over 90 pupils running on the day which is an amazing amount, out of a total 1,366 runners altogether! All children did very well, but particular well done to Lucas Water from 3HC who won the Year 3 boys race in a time of 7:11, and Delilah Hill who finished in 5th place in the Year 4 girls race in a time of 7:53 – both received awards on the day from the competition organisers. Overall Balgowan finished in 2nd place in the large schools category. Well done to Balgowan pupils who took part both in training and running

Y3/4 Gymnastics

Balgowan also had lots of keen Y3/4 pupils and again took 3 teams to compete. Team C finished in 5th place, Team B in 2nd place and Team A in 1st place – again qualifying for the London youth Games to be held in the Summer at Crystal Palace Sports Centre. Amazing results, well done to all that competed – Dylan, Marley, Delilah, Amy, Philip, Joseph, Imogen, Leila, Patrick, Thomas, Florence and Sophia.

Science Quiz

At the beginning of March, Max, Leni, Praise and I went to the Science Quiz Club finals in Oxford. We went on the train with Mrs Parke to the Museum of Natural History. When we arrived, we got biscuits and a drink before we began. The questions were harder than in the heats however we were in the lead for most of the time. After the first round, which contained 30 questions, we were in second place. During the second round, which was only 10 questions but worth a lot of points, we dropped into 3rd place. At the end we were in 3rd place of all primary schools nationally (which is a massive achievement) and we were extremely proud

Science Week—Fossil Workshop

On Thursday the 21st of March as part of us celebrating science week year 6 took part in a fossil workshop. A man by the name of Jules came and introduced himself. He had a simulation on the board and Jules soon ran us through what he would be doing in that session. Jules told us that he would split us up into our table groups and get us to study things he had put in the various boxes positioned around the hall. We soon got going and found many interesting things: ancient shells; Shoulder bones; old poo and shells of snails were amongst some of the many things hidden within the numerous boxes. After everyone had a look in

Teddy Bears Picnic

Although we had a bit of a late start due to the road works in Beckenham, the children really enjoyed it and we have had some amazing feedback from parents about how good the day was.  The children read the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ to start off their day and then split off into different groups to explore the woods, doing a mini beast hunt and some pond dipping, where they were really excited to find a Water Boatman. We spent the day walking through thick oozy mud, made our way through some, not so long wavy grass, to look at the pond that made a splash splosh, and finally to a narrow gloomy cave. Luckily there were

Book Week

At Balgowan, we celebrated book week by studying a painting called St George and the dragon by Paolo Uccello. We did a range of fun activities from writing to art. Some year groups modelled their art on the well-known legend of St George, while others used it as inspiration for their writing. Some of the Year 5 classes made models of dragon eyes out of clay. They used different objects to make texture on their dragon’s skin. Some other Year groups displayed their work outside the hall. Year 2 made collage dragons and wrote diary entries about the dragon while Year 6 drew pictures of dragons on plain paper. In an assembly, all years were asked to write their own

Y5 Docklands Museum Trip

On Wednesday 20th of March 2019, me and my class mates went on a trip to the London Docklands Museum because we are studying World War 2. We got on a train from Clock House at 09:30, 5 stops to Lewisham then we went on the D.L.R, a self-driving train. We were put in groups. My group was me, Tom, James, Oscar and Rylie. When we arrived at the museum we met someone called Charlie who told us some rules like no food in the gallery. Then we watched a video about the docks in World War 2. (Black Saturday 18th September 1940, after the phoney war). There were two models of different air aids shelters. One was called the

Safer Internet Day

On Tuesday 5th February, Balgowan joined schools and organizations around the UK celebrating Safer Internet Day. As part of this, children had an assembly considering what rights they have and what permissions they may have to give when using their electronic devices. Children were encouraged to say ‘NO!’ if they do not want a photo or video of themselves shared online and to ask an adult if they were unsure about the personal information an app is asking for. To build a picture of what your needs are and how the school can support you with teaching your child about staying safe online, we would like parents to fill out the following 5 minute survey. https://goo.gl/forms/W6KYealiyfH8S5pG3 It is completely anonymous, should only take

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