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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PTA Summer Sizzle

The PTA Summer Sizzle will now be starting at 11am due to the England football match. Enjoy!

Korfball Championship

My Day at The Copperbox – Playing in the U11’s Schools National Korfball Finals One thousand children from 57 schools across the country took part in the National Schools Korfball Championship. The top 8 schools including Balgowan (Jacob 4SJ, Amelie 5EC, Tom 6WS, Lewis 6CR, Emi 6CR, Bryony 6CR, Bella 6CR, Jasper 6WS and Jude 6AC) all competed in the finals at the Copperbox, in the   Olympic Park on Saturday 12th May. We arrived at The Copperbox and met with our coaches Natalie Moore and Bill Berry from Bromley Korfball Club. It was amazing to be at such a famous venue but a bit daunting as there were lots of people there. We got to run onto the courts in


On Saturday 9th June Beckenham Swimming Club took part in the first round of the Kent Junior League. They competed against 5 other clubs and came second to Sevenoaks by a tiny 6 points (the third team were nearly 100 points behind them) it was great swimming all round. Five pupils from Balgowan took part; Alex from Yr 6 and Louise, Isabelle, Olivia and Ted all from 5EC. It was a brilliant, noisy, fun night. Well done all!


Earlier this month, Balgowan took 2 teams to the Bromley Schools Cricket Competitions held locally in the borough. On Tuesday 5th June, it was the turn of the girls. They played very well together and improved as the day went on, and went on to finish the competition in 3rd place out of 24 teams – well done girls: Rihanna, Hannah, Claudia, Isobel, Issy, Louise, Nell and Monica. On Thursday 7th June, it was the boys turn. Up against some tough opposing teams the boys played amazingly well as a team and discussed strategies to help them in their games. They finished 2nd in their group – well done boys: Johnny, Archie, Myles, Ed, Toby, Ben, Duncan and James.

Year 6 Netball

On Tuesday 19th June, we took 2 girls Y6 Netball teams to a tournament held at Hayes Secondary School. The girls played incredibly well and their superb shooting and great teamwork skills were commented on and highly praised by the staff running the tournament. Our teams finished in 3rd place and 6th place overall – well done to all the girls! Katie, Bella, Isabella B, Carla, Callie, Hannah, Elsie, Esme, Isobel B, Isobel L, Genevieve, Bryony, Isobel C, Emi and Mimi. Mrs Bassett

Non Uniform Day – Friday 18th May

On this day, children may wear red/white/blue clothing for a suggested donation of £1 (but more would be most welcome!), to raise funds for the PTA. Just to remind you that pupils are not allowed to wear make up on any own clothes or special dress up days.

Sunday Funday’ Movie Afternoon

We are holding just one showing of the popular ‘Paddington 2’ movie (cert PG) on Sunday 20th May. Drop off at the main school reception at 2pm and collect at 4.15pm. Ticket price (£5) include squash/water and popcorn, sweets available to buy during the interval. Book via our new PTA online show (www.pta-events.co.uk/balgowanpta)

Balgowan School PTA Fun Run – Saturday 9th June

Put those running shoes back on for Balgowan PTA’s 4th annual 5km (adults & children) and 1.2km (children only) Fun Run at Croydon Road Rec. Date: SATURDAY 9th JUNE Time: 12-2PM £5 entry for all participants. On entry please also email names, class and in which race each person is running to Balgowanpta@gmail.com Purchase your place at: PTA-events.co.uk/Balgowanpta Cakes and refreshments will be available for purchase. Any cake donations very welcome!

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