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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Parent Forum on curriculum changes

We recently had a parent forum on the Curriculum changes, and how the different subjects will be affected. Each subject’s presentation is available for download…

Welcome to the PTA!

Hello and a big welcome from the PTA to all parents, especially parents new to the school. Now that you’ve settled in, we thought it would be a good time to introduce ourselves and explain how you can enjoy being a part of Balgowan PTA.

The PTA is an informal collection of parents and teachers who work together to raise funds for the school. As a parent (or carer) then you’re already part of the PTA. As well as being fun, the PTA serves an important role as a hub in our community, helping parents get to know each other better with different events. Raising money is an important role of the PTA – last year our parents raised close to £30,000…

Open Mornings

We will be holding open mornings to allow prospective families to visit and tour the school in the next month. The open mornings will be held on the following dates: Thursday October 9, Wednesday October 22, Wednesday November 12 and Friday November 21. Please phone the school on 020 8658 6374 or email to book an appointment

Position vacant: PTA Chair

UPDATE: These positions have been filled!
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.

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