Reception went on an Octopus Hunt!

Look at this amazing collage Octopus that has ben made by the Reception children that are in school!

“We are all in this together!”

For Children’s Mental Health Week the staff have made a video for all the children!  

**Extra** Virtual Prospective Parents Meeting

Due to the popularity of our prospective parent meetings we have decided to host one final meeting for those that were unable to attend our previous ones.  The meeting will take place over zoom on Friday 20th November at 2pm.  Please email opendays@balgowan.bromley.sch.uk to book your place.

Open Mornings

Due to the current climate, we are unfortunately unable to invite families to view our school.  Please see our new Prospective Parents Page (under the parents tab in the main menu at the top) for a Virtual Tour and to book on to a Virtual Parents Meeting with members of the Senior Leadership Team.

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)  

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

Anti-Bullying and Behaviour Policy

Changes to our Anti-Bullying and Behaviour Policy  The revised Anti-Bullying Policy and Behaviour Policy which was ratified by governors in the summer term is now available on the website.  Please see the policy section. In the revised Anti-Bullying Policy there is more emphasis on: what is not bullying as well as what is bullying equalities and protected groups links to safeguarding, mental health and well being cyber bullying clear communication with parents, staff and pupils In the revised Behaviour Policy there are new sections on: searching pupils and confiscating the power to use reasonable force and physical contact the power to discipline beyond the school gate bullying reflection and reconciliation  

2017 Open Day Sessions

We will be holding ‘open day’ sessions for parents/carers of children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014, for admission to Reception in September 2018. We would be very grateful if you would please call the school office on 0208 658 6374 or email on admin@balgowan.bromley.sch.uk, in order to reserve a place. 11.00am on Thursday 12th October 2017 2.00pm on Thursday 12th October 2017 9.30am on Wednesday 18th October 2017 2.00pm on Wednesday 18th October 2017

Eco Schools Silver

On 12th May 2013 we successfully achieved the Eco Schools Silver Award. The Silver Award criteria focused on strengthening pupil leadership and whole school involvement while the school started to work on at least one of the Eco-Schools topics in depth. There is evidence that the school grounds have been improved, recycling and waste are being audited and improvement plans are in place, energy is monitored regularly and involvement in the EDF Energy ‘The Pod’ Switch-off Fortnight has raised awareness of reducing energy consumption by turning off lights and equipment when not in use. We have also achieved RHS Campaign for School Gardening Level 1 and Level 2 Benchmarking Certificates, EDF Energy The Pod Bronze medal (2012) and Silver Medal