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Term 3 - January 2018

Bishops Down's Got Talent

Bishops Down's Got Talent was a huge success on the evening of 16th January! It was so fantastic to witness such a variety of outstanding talent and with a packed out audience at Rose Hill's theatre, the atmosphere was electric. Every act performed with such enjoyment and confidence, soaking in the fantastic opportunity the evening provided. The show even featured television's best talent show judges: (Mrs Holliday), Darcey Bussell (Mrs Richardson) and Simon Cowell (Mrs Tizzard). A huge thank you to all who were involved in putting this event together and huge congratulations to Milly S (1st place), Ella S (2nd place) and Sophie S (3rd place).

Athletics Tournament

A team of 18 children attended the indoor athletics tournment on Thursday 11th January in Tonbridge. Every child contributed to our overall points total and we came 4th out of 12 schools. There were some very good results in all events with the majority finishing in the top 4. We had some outstanding top scoring results in the girls triple jump, girls vertical jump, boys chest push, boys 6 lap race and the girls 2 lap race.   Thank you to Mrs Steger for managing the team alongside Mrs Tizzard.

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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