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Welcome to Bishops Down

"Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow"

Thank you for looking at our Website.  We are currently on Summer Break and staff return on Monday, 5th September for two inset days with our children starting on Wednesday, 7th September.

Our School Office Secretary and Admissions Secretary will be working periodically over the holidays please do email the office if you have an enquiry.


The Lion King

Students in year 6 put on two fabulous performances of The Lion King to family and friends over the last week.    Well done to the all the children - you certainly worked very hard and have amazed everyone who came to see your last Primary School show.    Our thanks also to staff and volunteers who went above and beyond to ensure that our Year 6's put on a great performance - we simply could not have done it without you.  Well done to all. 

Year 6  Residential Trip

Year 6 have arrived safely at Belchamps and are having a great time!   We look forward to receiving more photos - it's very quiet at school this week!

Art Exhibition

The Bishops Down Art Exhibition took place on  21st &  22nd June. It was a fantastic collection of artwork ranging from the Nursery to Year 6, including canvas paintings, observational pencil drawings, block printing and glass painting .We were so lucky to have some amazing artists who volunteered their time and expertise to work with the children.


Bedgebury Trip

Year 2 enjoyed a trip at the end of June to Bedgebury Pinetum. This helped them to build on their learning about plants.  They took part in a soil to seed workshop that helped them to learn how plants grow. They also learnt about the many unusual trees that grow at Bedgebury. They were lucky enough to finish the day with a run around in the adventure playground! It was a fun filled day for the children and the staff!

Mobile Farm visit Friday 10th June 2016

The learning journey for our children in our EYFS is ‘Understanding the World’ where they are learning about animals, minibeasts and plants. In order to bring learning alive we booked a visit from a Mobile Farm on Friday 10th June. The farm brought in goats, sheep, pigs, calfs, chickens and a very friendly Cocker Spaniel called Teasel!   The children had a great morning interacting with the animals, asking good questions and learning about their habitat, food they like and how they are looked after.

Many Happy Returns Your Majesty!

Children and staff sang Happy Birthday to her Majesty today in celebration of her 90th birthday.   Thank you to our amazing Midday Supervisors and our fabulous kitchen staff from Independent Catering for decorating the lunch hall and creating a lunch Fit for a Queen!

Stopgap Dance

The Stopgap Dance Company create exhilarating dance productions for national and international touring. They employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate.  Bishops Down Primary School are host to the only Stopgap class running in Kent and the lessons are on a Monday from 4pm-5.30pm.  Please enquire further at the school on 01892 520114; the classes are open for children in the area and beyond.   Please watch the video on the link below to see how fantastic Stopgap are!

Short Story Competition 2016
Just prior to the the May half term break, Rusthall library was filled with winning entry young story writers, family, friends, competition judges and library staff, for the Rusthall Community & Youth Project 4th Annual Short Story Competition presentation.  Over 70 young writers entered the competition so we are thrilled to announce and to give a big well done to (left to right) Emily who was runner up in the age 10-11 group, Mia who was winning entry in the same age group and Isobel who was runner up in the age 7-9 group.  Congratulations!

Term 6
We do hope you have enjoyed the May half term.  Children return to school on Tuesday, 7th June.   Term 6 is always such a busy time with school productions, parent assemblies, sports day, residential trips for both year 5 and year 6 and of course the celebrations for our year 6 leavers.   Let's hope the weather is good to us and the next 7 weeks are both enjoyable and productive.

Clare Owen

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