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Term 2

Commemoration and Remembrance Week

Friday - 9th November

Today we held a special assembly for all our children as part of our Commemoration and Remembrance Week. We were honoured to be joined by Mr David Wakefield from the Royal British Legion.  Mr Wakefield spoke eloquently to our children about how the Royal British Legion, formed in 1921, provides lifelong support for all the Armed Forces, reservists, veterans, and their families.  Mr Wakefield came dressed for our children in a WW1 Private's uniform which the children found fascinating. He informed the assembly that he joined the Royal Sussex Regiment in 1950 at the age of 18 as a conscript, joining as a Private and leaving service as a Lieutenant.  He thanked our children for their support with the poppy tins and we thanked him in return for all he does in Tunbridge Wells for the Royal British Legion.  Our photo below shows Mr Wakefield, Edward and Mimi from year 6,  and Debs Holliday our lead teacher for this week's commemoration and remembrance events throughout the whole school.   Mrs Holliday, along with many other staff members, ensured that all Bishops Down children understood and respected the importance and significance of remembrance.

W/C:   Monday - 5th November

Bishops Down pupils and staff will come together for a whole week of events and learning linked to the centenary of the end of WW1 and commemoration of all those fallen in both World Wars. We will culminate in a day of rememberance on Friday, 9th November. 

Here is the display of poppies in our schoolhall - one made by each child in our school.



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 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.



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