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 (

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 Purchase your place at: Cakes and refreshments will be available for purchase. Any cake donations very welcome!

PTA Royal Wedding Bake Sale

We are holding an after school cake sale with lots of tasty treats and commemorative gift biscuits for sale. Follow the bunting to find us @ 3.30pm in the KS2 playground! Royal Wedding Raffle You could win a stunning edible Wedding Abbey, handmade by Anja’s Gingerbread. Only £1 a ticket. We will be selling tickets in the lead-up to the event with ticket sales before and after school in the playgrounds all next week! The raffle will be drawn at 4pm during the cake sale on Friday.

Cancer Research – Go Givers

The parents and children of 4NS raised over £200 for the charity Cancer Research. Thank you to everyone involved for making our Cake Sale such a success!

Diving Champions

Diving Champions On Sunday 25th March Anthony Lambert (Y4), Daisy Railston (Y3) and Alice Kolia (Y4) represented   Balgowan at the Schools Spring Diving Championships at Crystal Palace Diving Centre. All three put in fabulous performances. Anthony achieved the Silver Medal position out of 11 competitors in the Y4 boys class – especially   impressive as this was his first competition.

Mighty Netballers Take London by Storm

Carla Forsyth (C), Jasper Brooks, Alexia Moren-Rosado, Genevieve Alcock, Bryony Hart, Luca Tunon (vice-captain) and Alex Hillier-Taylor made up Team Bromley for the High-5 Netball Finals day at the 2018 London Youth Games.

Sports Relief 2018

On Friday 23rd March we celebrated Sport Relief at Balgowan. Reception and KS1 classes took part in a sponsored ‘Bounceathon’ – non-stop bouncing on a giant bouncy castle for 6 hours! KS2 classes visited the field where a huge 150 ft inflatable army assault course had been set up. The pupils challenged themselves and raced against their friends (and even some teachers!). A great time was had by all pupils and lots of sponsorship money has come in already, well done to all pupils.

Easter Cake Stall and Easter Egg Raffle in support of Cancer Research UK

  4NS Easter Cake Sale is on tomorrow, Tuesday, on the KS2 playground after school. We are raising money for Cancer Research UK as part of our ‘Make a Difference Challenge’ There will also be an Easter Egg Raffle. Please join us in raising funds for this worthy cause.

02 Concert – What a night to remember!

Young Voices at the O2 Arena What a Night! The senior choir, along with over 7000 other children, wowed their friends and family at the Young Voices concert on the 6th February. The parents were luckily given amazing seats this year and were able to see first hand the enjoyment and passion the children have for singing and performing.  The children behaved very well and really gave it their all for the whole day. Well done to all involved.

School Closed – Friday 2nd March

Due to the adverse weather conditions today and the unpredictable forecast for tomorrow, we have conducted a risk assessment and wanted to give you advance notice that we have taken the decision to close the school on Friday 2nd March.

School will close at 1.15 today

Due to the weather conditions today, the school will be closing at 1:15. Please collect your child from the playground as usual.

Thursday 1st March – School is open as usual.

Please keep an eye on parentmail and the website throughout the day for any further communication from the school.

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!