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"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.


Term 2


Key Stage 1 Art Club have been working so hard to make these advent calendars to count down to Christmas. Benji, Caitlyn, Carys and Addison designed all their pockets and made them out of felt over several weeks. They look amazing! You should all be very proud of what you made! Merry Countdown to Christmas - Miss Goodfellow

Reception Children visit Tunbridge Wells Fire Station

Chestnut Class made a visit in November to Tunbridge Wells Fire station to learn about the job of a fire fighter!   They are learning in class about "People Who Help Us" so this was very exciting for all involved. The Fire Fighters were impressed that many of us knew the magic number 999 but they said that another really important thing to know is your home address.   Does your child know their home address should they need it?   

Boccia - 2017

On Monday 20th November James, Oliver, Edward, Anja, Lakishia, Joshua and Devon represented Bishops Down at the Boccia Competition in Sevenoaks.   They competed against different teams from other schools.

Boccia is a Paralympic sport where you roll a white ball and then try to get your red or blue ball nearest to it.   The team that wins is the school that gets the most coloured balls near to the white ball.  Our children showed great sportsmanship cheering others on and shaking hands and they all had to work together as a team, building great friendships.  Devon and Oliver were our two great team captains.

Mrs Richardson: “I was so pleased at the teamwork everyone showed and enjoyed cheering along."

Anja: “My favourite bit was throwing the balls with my team.”

Joshua: “My favourite bit was winning the game with my team.”

James: “My favourite bit was getting my ball nearest the white one.”

Lakishia: “My favourite bit was getting the ball nearest the white one and winning.”

Edward: “I liked it when my red ball hit the white ball and I won.



Have you heard about All in Club?

All in Club runs on a Thursday afternoon and what a fabulous start we have had looking at hobbies! The children came up with lots of amazing ideas and so far the children have been potters and DJ’s.   Week 3 of term 2  they will become carpenters!   Please check out our "All In" gallery to see what we have been up to!


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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