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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Young Voices Concert at the O2

Young Voices Concert at the 02: On Wednesday 18th January a group of 133 children from Years 5 and 6 travelled to the O2 Arena for the Young Voices concert.  After months of practising, the children finally got the opportunity to be part of a massed choir of nearly 8000 children. The children performed a wide variety of songs, ranging from African part singing to folk songs of the British Isles to the children’s favourite Pop medley. An afternoon rehearsal was followed by an evening concert to a packed Arena of parents and carers, who were dazzled by the singing and dancing of the choir. The choir’s items were supplemented by performances by Tabby O’Callaghan, Natalie Williams, The Beatbox Collective and

Balgowan Girls’ Football Victory

Spring League Game 1 – Victory against Claire House! On a cold and rainy Friday, the Balgowan girls’ football team arrived at Claire House to play on their brand-new astro pitches (so jealous!). However, the rain couldn’t dampen our spirits. Minutes into the game, Emily Taylor scored from outside the box so we were 1-0 up. Balgowan had most of the possession, passing and dribbling quickly and precisely. It wasn’t long until Florence Monks scored another goal in quick succession, leaving us 2-0 up. The other team put up some good defence, with several headers to clear the ball. After some close misses from Zara Driscoll, Emily scored again – taking the score to 3-0 for half time. Claire House

Bromley Indoor Athletics Championship

Langley Boys hosted this year’s Bromley Indoor Athletics Championship. 22 schools took part in the competition. Nine boys and ten 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.

‘I love Balgowan’ – PTA T-Shirt Design Competition!

The Balgowan PTA would like to invite the children to take part in a t-shirt design competition! As Valentine’s Day is in half term we are suggesting the theme of ‘I love Balgowan’.  Please return all designs for entry into the competition to class teachers by the 27th February. Class teachers will each put forward a design and then a winner from each year group will be chosen to win a small prize! Everyone who enters will receive a certificate for taking part. We also ask you to consider paying for your child’s design to be printed onto a 100% cotton white t-shirt. The cost of one t-shirt is £5.50 (sibling rate of 2 for £10 or 3 for £13.50). The

Balgowan V Raglan

Balgowan Vs Raglan On Wednesday 9th November 2016, Balgowan played a football match against Raglan. This was held at The Annex with a 3:45 pm kick off. In the starting eleven were Freddie Fletcher ( C ), Max Farrell, Thomas Adams, Lewis Court, Jaspar Brooks, Arthur Widdowson, Adam Gass, Arthur Starvis, Isiah Royal, Jake Dando, Theo Hillier-Taylor and Alex Hillier-Taylor. After a stressful first half with no goals, Balgowan were disappointed they hadn’t scored but kept their heads up. Even though they didn’t score, they were on top for the entire first half and hoped to continue this into the second half. After a 5-minute half time break, they had a team talk and agreed they would try their best

Google Expedition – KS2 travel the world

Google Expeditions visited KS2 children this week. Children in KS2 took part in a virtual reality experience.  Each year group visited a place linked to the curriculum they study – from Egypt to the Great Barrier Reef! A year 3 child commented, “I don’t just like it, I love it!” The ‘Expeditions’ app is available from the Google Play store and iTunes store.  The Google cardboard viewers are available online. Find out more by visiting https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/      

Giraffe Trail

Year 6 pupils at Balgowan have been decorating a giraffe on behalf of Bromley Rotary Club as part of their Giraffe Trail taking place at the intu Shopping Centre in Bromley. The Year 6 children have chosen a road safety theme to help promote awareness of travelling safely around our local area and beyond. The Year 6 Junior Travel Ambassadors have been helping with the project and are linking it to their Silver Award.   Bromley Rotary Club will have a stall in the intu Shopping Centre during the giraffe trail period from Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 30th October.  They will be selling small giraffes (28cm) and very small giraffes (17cm) and mini paint sets.  There will also be a giraffe

School Games Update

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.

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