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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Indoor Athletics

On Thursday 18th January, we took a team of 18 Y5 and Y6 pupils to Langley Park Boys School to compete in the Bromley Schools Indoor Athletics Competition. There were 18 schools competing against each other in both track and field events. All of the pupils enjoyed the event and we were proud that we saw such positivity and teamwork from all children. After all events had finished and the scores were counted, Balgowan finished the competition in 3rd place. A big well done to the team: Alexia, Claudia, Amelie, Esme, Bryony, Isobel, Gabriella, Rhianna, Naomi, Jasper, Alex, Matthew, Jed, Luca, Darrel, Michail, Tom and Jude.  

‘There is a sunflower in my supper’

Year 1 show ‘There is a sunflower in my supper’ was a big success. The choice of play script was just perfect for Year 1 children. Dressed in wonderful costumes, all the children had a chance to shine on stage either signing, acting, dancing or playing   musical instruments. Well done to Year1!  

Reception Production of ‘Hey Ewe’

Earlier this term Reception put on a fantastic performance of ‘Hey Ewe!’. We are so proud of all the children who were incredibly brave, confident and hard working. Thank you to everyone involved and the amazing contribution the parents made at the end of the shows to our chosen charity ‘Save the Children’.   

CBeebies Stars!

Twins Joshua and Zachary in Reception and older brother Nathan in Year 2 have been taking part in a Cbeebies television series called ‘Our Family’. The boys’ final episode was the Christmas special which you will be able to watch via the link below. The series won a kids Bafta and the boys were lucky enough to attend the Bafta party! The boys are pictured here with star of Cbeebies, Dr Ranj. With thanks to Joshua, Zachary and Nathan’s mum for providing us with the link to the show. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episode/b09jcc3j/our-family-series-4-5-nathan-zac-and-joshs-christmas

Changes to Balgowan’s Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020

  Balgowan Primary School proposes to amend its Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020 onwards to include the following additional criteria – Children of staff at the school – Balgowan Primary School may give priority regarding over-subscription criteria to children of staff in either or both of the following circumstances: a)    Where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, and/or b)    The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. The school is now consulting in accordance with the Bromley Guidance for Consultation on Admission Arrangements.  If you would like to comment on the proposal, please respond by

Girls Football Week

The FA’s Girls’ Football Week took place during the second week of November and, as part of this excellent event, Balgowan entered a tournament run by Crystal Palace Football Club at Beckenham County Cricket ground.  The girls were lucky enough to meet members of the Crystal Palace women’s football team, take photos with their mascot and see the actual Premier League trophy! Due to the ever growing popularity of girls football at Balgowan, we were able to take two teams. Both teams played with passion and determination resulting in one of the teams reaching the final – only losing to Pickhurst Primary School on penalties. The girls played extremely well and showed excellent teamwork throughout the tournament. Well done girls!

Super netballers do it again!

Bromley Champions! Having qualified for the last 8 teams in the borough (out of over 60!), the Balgowan netball team made the short journey to Harris Academy Beckenham to compete against the best netball schools across Bromley. The team played against each of the 7 other schools and managed to go undefeated – winning 7 out of 7. The whole team were absolutely amazing and they now will be representing Bromley at the upcoming London Youth Games – the biggest annual youth event in Europe! This is the forth year running that Balgowan have won the Bromley competition and, having finished inside the top 10 in all of London each year, the children have a great chance of doing really

Balgowan PTA Christmas Fair – Saturday 2nd December 2017

  We hope everyone is excited about the Christmas Fair (2 December 12-4pm) – we have lots of fun things lined up for the day including Santa, Festive Fun Zone, Craft Market, Smoothie Bikes and live singing from some choirs! If you can provide any help in the run up to the Fair please email xmasbalogowan@gmail.com and we’re using a website tool to enable people to sign up for the rota on the day.  

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