Welcome to Balgowan Primary School

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

Music and Arts

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

Outdoor sport and play

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

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.

Balgowan Eco school committee

Balgowan has recently been awarded the Green Flag!


Welcome to Balgowan Primary School

I would like to offer you and your family a very warm welcome to Balgowan Primary School and look forward to the opportunity of working in partnership with you during your child's time in school. Balgowan has high expectations and its ethos both encourages and promotes the best traditional values. Achieving high levels of literacy and numeracy for all our pupils continue to be key priorities for the school, but our commitment to encouraging them to work hard, be kind and make friends provides us with an important focus for developing the whole child.
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Position vacant: PTA Chair

From September the PTA Chair and Vice Chair are stepping down and there cannot be a PTA unless these positions are filled, which would be a real shame for the school. Jo Shepheard Matthews is remaining as Secretary and will be on hand to help the new chair learn the ropes, as will many other current members of the committee, and the outgoing chair.

You won’t be alone and it can be good fun!

It can be one, two, three people so if you and a group of friends think you can take over this role, please let us know! Use the contact form on the PTA page or get in touch with the school.

Jamie Oliver’s Guinness World Record

Food Revolution Day 014

Balgowan has recently been involved in Jamie Oliver’s Guinness World Record for the largest live cooking event with nearly 250,000 children participating world-wide in producing their own ‘Rainbow Wrap’! It was a wonderfully inspiring afternoon and showed how even the youngest children can become involved in improving their eating choices.

Music update for June

Y2 Show: Well done to all the children in Year 2 who gave a wonderful performance of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this week. They really showed their acting skills and sang to a very high standard. The show was enjoyed by all. Y5 Music Recitals: Last week Year 5 gave three musical recitals to

Farewell and Welcome

Sadly, four members of staff will be leaving Balgowan at the end of the summer term. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work, great enthusiasm and dedication to the school. They will be greatly missed by staff and the school community – Mrs Head, Inclusion Leader will be

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