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Term 6

We are in the last term of the year - this year is flying by.  Term 6 is so very busy with school productions, celebrations assemblies, sports day, leavers assemblies and discos!

In addition we are also celebrating our 50th year and have a party organised in July to mark the occasion.

50th Birthday Celebrations

On Friday, 14th July the whole school celebrated Bishops Down's 50th birthday.   Children and Staff dressed in their best 1960's outfits and where entertained in the morning with class activities and then in the afternoon a Fair arrived on the front field so everyone could have some fun.  Late afternoon we celebrated with Tea and Memories and invited many old staff, students and our neighbours.  A very big thank you to the 50th Birthday Committee for organising this wonderful day which was enjoyed by all.

Year 1 Beech Class - trip to Brighton

On Tuesday, 4th July Beech Class visited the Sea Life Centre and the Aquarium in Brighton.  The children had a great day and were blessed with lovely weather - they engaged in a class workshop and learnt more about the marine phenomena in the natural world.  Thank you to our parent volunteers for helping us on this trip.

Sports Day

The whole school came together for a wonderful Sports Day on Thursday, 29th June.   The front field was packed with parents, grandparents and friends and we started the day with KS2 in the morning and KS1 and Early Years in the afternoon - everyone was buzzing to go.   The weather was perfect, cool and no rain!  Well done to all the children and staff, especially our Sports Coordinator Di Tizzard for a well organised and enjoyable day.  A big cheer to the winning - Sapphire House!!

Years 3 & 4 Athletics Tournament

A team of year 3 and 4 athletes attended the Tunbridge Wells schools' tournament on Wednesday 14th June.    They had the opportunity to use the fantastic facilities at Tonbridge School.

It was an extremely hot afternoon of running, jumping and throwing. The team were amazing and everyone added to the final points score with some outstanding 4 and 5 points achieved by some. Bishops Down came an amazing 3rd place and will be receiving bronze medals.  Well done team.  Mrs Tizzard and Miss Sharman

Decade Week in Year 6

On Friday, 9th June year 6 children dressed up in 60's outfits to celebrate the decade as part of their learning about 60's theme week.  This will continue each Friday right up until the 1990s!     Their outfits were a big hit with the rest of the children in the school.


Ofsted Visit

Ofsted made a short inspection on 21st February and we are delighted to report the school remains "Good".   Please click here to view this report.   

We would like to thank all parents for taking the time to participate in the Parent View questionnaire. The inspection report stated:

‘Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. Every parent who completed Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, said they would recommend Bishops Down. Many commented enthusiastically about the caring ethos and interesting learning environment you provide. One parent described the fantastic opportunities offered to all pupils, who are supported and challenged ‘to be the very best they can be’.

To view the full report which took place in March 2012 please click on the following link:

Bishops Down Inspection Report April 2012

WAC and Play Scheme

Bishops Down's Wrap Around Care and Play Scheme Admissions and Fees Policy changes from April 2017.  Please click here to redirect to view these new arrangements, including pricing structure.

Assessment Data

Bishops Down Assessment Data Compared to Kent and National Data 2016 can be viewed by clicking here.   Please also look at School Results under the Information tab above for more data outcomes for our pupils.



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