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Welcome to Bishops Down Primary & Nursery School

Term 3


Welcome back to all our families, we do hope you had a happy and enjoyable break over the Christmas holidays.  We welcome new children in our nursery school this term and new staff members too!  We look forward to keeping you informed of the terms activities on this page.



Term 2


Well done to all the children, staff and volunteers for a fantastic term 2.  We do hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break and enjoy the holidays.  See you all in January.






PSA Christmas Fair

A huge thank you to our amazing PSA for running their Christmas Fair on Saturday, 27th November.  This year the Fair was held outside in the playground and it was a great success. Thanks also go to the staff, governors and all the parent volunteers who helped set up and run stalls.  Our PSA is currently fundraising for a refurbishment of our library which should be completed by next Spring.  Below is a photo of Santa and his Elves in their wonderful Grotto!



Children in Need


On Friday, 19th November the school fundraised for Children in Need.  Bishops Down pupils were asked to wear their pyjamas or onesies for the day for a monetary donation to this worthwhile charity.  Year 1 below enjoyed their comfy snoozy day in their pyjamas!



Running Club


On Wednesday, 17th November, we saw the return of the Bishops Down Running Club. A fantastic 39 runners turned up which is just amazing - all with smiles on their faces, eager to get going. Our route took us up into Rusthall and along Tunbridge Wells Golf Course. Every runner tried their best and a great run was had by all.  




What's going on in Term 2?  Christmas organising and celebrations are in full swing already here at Bishops Down. There is always so much going on: the  PSA Christmas Fair on Saturday, 27th November (2-4pm all welcome!), Children in Need fundraiser, school performances to parents, school Christmas dinner, parties and lots of dress up!  We like to call  it "organised chaos" but we, all the children and staff, love it and we are so grateful that we are back to normal enjoying our children and the joy of term 2!



Term 1


Welcome back everyone, and hello to our new Reception and Nursery children!   We hope you all had a fantastic summer break and are ready for academic year 2021/2022.  We have kicked off the new school year with a school trip already!


Tag Rugby Schools Tournament


Three teams set out to Tunbridge Wells Rugby Club on Wednesday, 13th October to take part in a tag rugby round robin tournament.  We entered 3 enthusiastic teams and played against various schools from around the Tunbridge Wells area.


All involved had a fantastic afternoon and everyone's hard work, from our morning club sessions, was reflected in the energy and effort throughout the afternoon with lots of tries on show, as well as some fantastic teamwork. 




Cross Country Inter School Event

On Monday, 11th October we took teams of runners from KS2 to the local inter-schools cross country event at Somerhill. This was the first time many of our children had entered a school cross country event and they all did fantastically. We had 8 runners in total representing our school. Not only did they perform brilliantly on the course, they were also a credit to our school with their impeccable manners and sportsmanship and everyone had lots of fun. Well done to all of you who took part.



Year 5 visit Kent Police Training Centre


On Monday, 6th September,Year 5 went to the Kent Police Training Centre in Maidstone to learn about many aspects of policing.  They had a fantastic time including watching a dog show, seeing police horses and witnessing a demonstration of police officers in riot gear!


The children were really well behaved and enjoyed this amazing day.  Our thanks to Mr Milne, Year 5 Class Teacher, for organsing this amazing day and thanks also to our Teaching Assistants and volunteers for assisting.



Boogie Tots  - Nursery Class


Chloe, from Do4Kidz Danceworks,  was back at school at the beginning of term 1 to teach dance and movement with our nursery childen in her popular club called Boogie Tots.   Go Nursery!




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