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Welcome to Bishops Down

"Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow"


Welcome Back to Academic Year 2017-2018. 

We do hope all of you have had a lovely break and are ready for an enjoyable and successful term 1!

We are looking forward to welcoming all our new children in Reception Class, Nursery Class and quite a few In Year Admissions across the school.


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.


Term 1 - Stunning Start!

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 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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