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 Forest School

Reception children enjoying a campfire at Forest School!

Music and Arts

All pupils at Balgowan have the opportunity to learn musical instruments, including the steel pans.

Meet Evie - Balgowan's School Dog

Children love reading to Evie, our school dog!

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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Balgowan Buccaneers

Our before and after school club, the Balgowan Buccaneers has grown in popularity over the two years that it has been running. We are currently accepting applications from parents whose children will be starting at Balgowan in September 2021. If you would like a place at Buccaneers from September, to avoid disappointment, I would encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible. Places are filling up on a number of evenings. Information regarding the club as well as an introduction letter, registration forms and booking forms can be found on the school website under ‘Balgowan Buccaneers’. If you have any questions please email the club at buccaneers@balgowan.bromley.sch.

World War II Day

We came to school dressed up as evacuees ready for WWII day, everybody was really excited!!! Firstly, we did Make Do And Mend and in it we did bunting, we sewed using patterns and fabric such as felt (people did crowns and flags) and we used beads and bows to decorate our masterpieces. When we came in from play, we made postcards as if we were an evacuee from the country side/seaside. We were told by Miss Willis that we needed to keep it as positive as possible so our parents wouldn’t worry about us. After lunch we all changed our shoes and set off to the field. Discovery and Endeavour started by lighting a fire using flint and seal. 

Science Week

On March 8th, we celebrated British Science Week at Balgowan and what a week it was! Each class took part in an activity based on this year’s theme which was ‘Innovating for the future,’ such as classifying types of plastic by their properties so that we can recycle them correctly, creating robot bugs to help the future and playing heard immunity Jenga to understand the effects of passing germs on to others. We also had some help from our amazing parents who offered to virtually talk to the children about their jobs in STEM – this was a great way to raise the profile of science and challenge children’s stereotypes as to what scientists are! There were also some activities held at the

Easter Fun Day

On Monday, year 6 went to the field for an Easter Fun-Day. There were 4 different activities that were all Easter themed. Firstly, we went to the fire circle with Mrs Cleveland.  We got an Easter marshmallow which we then toasted on the hot fire pit.  We then had a competition with the person next to us to see who could make the most sparks, in a row, using the new dragon fire starter kits (flint and steel). Some children tried to make the biggest spark! Even the parents joined in! We then moved on to the egg and spoon race area. We were allowed to practise first but then it was straight into competition time! This was no ordinary

Easter Chocolate Nests

Reception children enjoyed making their own chocolate nests.  They even had some left over to give to some lucky staff members—they were delicious

Our new lunch menu is here…

School Menu – March 2021

Welcome Back!

It has been wonderful to see all the children return to school today with such enthusiasm. We hope that they all have a great day!

Reception went on an Octopus Hunt!

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

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