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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A message from all the Balgowan Staff- We miss you!

Mental Health & Wellbeing

The coronovirus outbreak means that life is changing for all of us for a while.  It may cause children to feel, anxious, stressed or worried. Mrs Richards has put together a flyer with helpful links to organisations that can help with both children’s and adult’s wellbeing and mental health.  Please see the link below:   Download here  flyer2 (1)  

Welcome to our Reception 2020 families

A very warm welcome to all our new families that will be joining us in September. We are very excited to hear that your child will be starting with us. This is a very exciting time for children, their parents and for us. Usually we would be ready with a list of dates to invite you and your child to events at school to ensure that their transition to primary school is a smooth one.  However, as you will be aware, all schools are currently closed.   We will be in touch as soon as we have further information so please keep an eye out for emails from us over the next few weeks and months.   Please be assured that we will be

Some useful links for parents

Childline – Free – 0800 1111 https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/ You can talk about anything. No problem is too big or too small. Shout – Text in Crisis 85258 https://www.giveusashout.org/ If you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.   Kooth – https://www.kooth.com/ Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people Monday – Friday 12pm–10pm Saturday – Sunday 6pm – 10pm

Balgowan School is Closed – except for children of Key Workers

Balgowan School is closed – except for children of Key Workers You should only send your child to school if you have filled in the survey monkey and have therfore received a confirmation email from NEST.  If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.

Sport Relief Day

The children have been having a lovely day takng party in a number of different sporting activities all in teh aid of Sport relief.  Link to make donations is below. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/balgowan-sport-relief-2020

Language Leaders at Balgowan

With over 30 languages spoken in our school, we are giving our Year 6 bilingual pupils an opportunity to teach their other language to children in Year 2. Every half term, we choose three Language Leaders who are responsible for planning lessons, making resources and teaching short 20-minute sessions to a group of four pupils in Year 2. Our Year 6s are natural born teachers, very enthusiastic and they prepared some great activities for their groups. These are the languages that were taught this term:   –          Italian – Antonella (6AS) –          Chinese – Holly E. (6NG) –          German – Maia (6CR) ‘Bravo’ to our first Language Leaders of the year! Hélène Gilbert—French Teacher    

Bromley F.C Tournament

Bromley F.C Tournament On the 16th December 2019, Balgowan girls’ football team played in a tournament at Bromley F.C. Firstly, we played Oak Lodge we beat them 1-0. Chloe scored a goal. The next game was Soughborough we beat them 1-0 with Chloe scoring again. After that we played Warren Road, who we beat 2-0 with Freya and Elissa scoring. Then we played Burnt Ash who we drew against with Chloe hitting the post and Alexa finishing it. After that we played Highfield with a 1-0 win with Freya scoring a fantastic goal. Finally we played Scotts Park who we unfortunately lost 3-0 against. In the end we finished joint first with Scotts Park, only to get 2nd place, losing

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