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.

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!

Music and Arts

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


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 readings, writing and mathematical skills…

Read More »


Meet the Headteacher

Following our two parent forum sessions to meet Mr Harvey, we invite  you to submit by email comments on the questions asked about Communication and Curriculum to the office by Thursday morning. (Click read more to view the questions and download the powerpoint presentation.)

Excellent phonics results for 2015

Nick Gibb11112015

We have received a letter from Nick Gibb MP, conveying his congratulations on the very high standard of achievement by Balgowan pupils in the 2015 phonics screening check. With at least 95% of pupils reaching or exceeding the pass mark in the check, Balgowan is in the top 5% of all primary schools in the

Reception 2016 open mornings

We are holding open mornings for parents/carers of children born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 for admission to Reception in September 2016. At each session our Headteacher, Mr. Neil Harvey, will address parents/carers in the main hall and there will then be an opportunity for a tour around the school…


The PTA AGM meeting will be held next Monday 21 Sept at 7.30pm (end 9pm) to discuss ways to spend funding and events to host for this coming year.

In order to continue running as a charity the PTA needs a new group of people to form the core committee.

Positions available: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary,Treasurer, Fair organiser. Could that be you?



The Centenary Summer Fair is fast approaching! The fair packs have all gone out by ParentMail with paper versions for those NOT on ParentMail. If you can’t print yours out, or didn’t receive it please let us know and we can get a paper version to you. Each class has a stall to cover, so

Balgowan Centenary Celebrations 2015


To mark the centenary the Balgowan School Buildings there will be a reunion evening for former adult pupils and staff on 9th July 2015. It would be fantastic if former pupils could send us their memories of their time at Balgowan, so they can be used on the school website and for a book of

Balgowan are CHAMPIONS!! Cross Country Update 2015

2014-11-22 at 11-05-57

On the 14th March 2015 Balgowan Primary School took part in the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country’s annual event at Crystal Palace Park. It was a freezing cold, but sunny morning at Crystal Palace but the children turned out in their hundreds. After warming up the girls in years 3 and 4 set off at

PE Update 2015 – Hockey and Netball

A Team Finalists

Hockey This half term saw the Bromley Primary Schools Hockey Festival take place at Langley Park School. After a huge amount of children training and trialling, we were able to enter three teams (totalling 27 children!) into a very strong tournament consisting of 24 teams. ‘Balgowan Barracudas’ and ‘Balgowan Bulls’ were drawn in the same

News Archives