Welcome to Bishops Down
"Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow"
Prospective Parents who are interested in applying for Reception 2018 please note we have Open Sessions for you to attend in the Autumn Term. Please go to the School Admissions page under the Information Tab above.
Prospective Nursery Parents please click here for information about our Open Session.
Year 6 Residential Trip
Our current year 6 children are on their residential in beautiful Wales enjoying a 5 day trip of rock climbing, kayaking, archery and team building amongst many other activities. So far the weather has been very kind and they are all having a fabulous time.
Year 1 Beech - Publish their own Books!
The children in Beech Class have been working so hard in term 1 in English. They have written their own books of The Three Little Pigs and on Friday, 13th October they had a book launch! Mrs Owen, Headteacher, attended the launch party and all the books were showcased to the chidlren in Reception Class. Everyone was really impressed!
"It's literally the best day ever!" said Ava
Well done Beech.
Food and Fashion Festival
On Tuesday, 10th October the school held a Food and Fashion Festival from all over the world. The children dressed up to represent their choice of country and enjoyed tasting a feast of dishes from the around the world in afternoon. Thank you to all the staff and parents who made such delicious food.
Stunning Start in Year 4
On Thursday, 14th September, Hazel and Sycamore classes learnt about the Victorians through dressing up and re-enacting what life was like in a Victorian school. They sat in rows, learnt by rote, got made to write lines if they made mistakes and practised writing using calligraphy. In the photo below they put on their special grumpy Victorian faces too!
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:
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.
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.