Welcome to Bishops Down
"Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow"
Prospective 2019 Reception Parents - please scroll down to see open days
Year 6 - Residential to Wales
Year 6 children are this week at their residential in Wales. They arrived safely on Monday late afternoon and went straight to the beach for some fun. We look forward to hearing all their stories and seeing lots more photos.
New Football Tracksuit - Gift from Year 6 Leavers
Thank you to the parents of Year 6's who left last term and for their generous gift of new football tracksuit tops for our school teams. Don't we look smart.
Football - Boys and Girls
Two teams entered the ESFA tournament on Friday, 12th October. This is the first time the girls had played a match together and even though they did not get a win they improved so much over the tournament. Their development was outstanding, leading to the last game being a very exciting close match against a team that had previously beaten them by a long way! This is very exciting for girls' football here at Bishops Down. Our boys team played well, as per usual, and had an excellent tournament. Well done both teams.
Key Stage 1 Art Club
At Bishops Down we are blessed with beautiful grounds - the Autumn leaves and sunshine are stunning. Therefore, KS1 Art Club took advantage of this and went outside to draw the trees, practising their drawing skills. They all produced fabulous drawings looking at light and shade. Well done art club!
Food and Fashion Festival
Tuesday, 9th October - today is our annual Food and Fashion Festival. We are so fortunate to have a multi-cultural community here at Bishops Down and we love celebrating all of our cultures through food and fashion. We ask the children to dress up, if they wish, in traditional clothing of their choice and we ask parents and staff to participate by bringing in a variety of tradtional foods from around the world. We all get very spoilt by the choice of lovely dishes.
The Beehive make their own sauce!
Tomato Sauce made from tomatoes grown on site by the children in wrap around care club, The Beehive. Ready for Pasta and Pizza - well done bees!
Welcome back to Term 1, 2018-2019 - we hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break.
We would like to welcome our new children to Bishops Down, from those starting in Nursery, Reception and of course our in year admission children going into various different classes.
Welcome also to our new staff joining us this term - we are glad you are on board.
We will keep you updated on this page of activities taking place during term 1.
Reception Year - September 2019 - Prospective Parent Tours
We shall be holding the following open sessions for prospective parents who would like to consider Bishops Down for a Reception place in September 2019:-
Tuesday, 30th October 2018 - 2.00 to 3.00pm
Thursday, 1st November 2018 - 9.30 to 10.30am
Tuesday, 6th November 2018 - 2.00 to 3.00pm
Thursday, 8th November 2018 - 9.30 to 10.30am
There are limited spaces on each of the above and they are for adults only, please kindly make alternative arrangements for any babies or toddlers. The headteacher, Clare Owen, and the Admissions Secretary, Jo Sheldon, will talk you through the admissions process and answer any questions relating to previous year's admissions at Bishops Down. Please telephone the school office on 01892 520114 or email the Admissions Secretary (Jo Sheldon) on firstname.lastname@example.org to book onto one of the above sessions leaving her your mobile number too just in case we need to make contact or cancel the session for unforeseen reasons.