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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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.

Autumn Term 2016 Football News

Bryony scored a hat trick in the girls’ 8-1 league win over Southborough Primary School.  Mr Coulson has given her a target of 15 goals this season!

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

Balgowan wins forest school grant – and voting for us in Tesco could add £4,000!


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

Open days for Reception 2017

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 admin@balgowan.bromley.sch.uk, in order to reserve a place.

11.00am Friday 21st October 2016
2.00pm Friday 21st October 2016

9.30am Tuesday 1st November 2016
11.00am Tuesday 1st November 2016

9.30am Tuesday 8th November 2016
11.00am Tuesday 8th November 2016

Quad Kid Champions

quad kids

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

LYG Tri Golf

Tri golf

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

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