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Open Sessions for Prospective Parents - Admission September 2020

We shall be holding the following open sessions for prospective parents who would like to consider Bishops Down for a Reception place in September 2020:-

Wednesday, 30th October at 2pm
Thursday, 31st October at 9.30am
Wednesday, 6th November at 9.30am
Thursday, 7th November at 2pm

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 and the Admissions Secretary 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 to book onto one of the above sessions. Alternatively you can email Jo Sheldon on - please let her know your mobile number, how many of you are coming and the date and time of the session you wish to attend.


Term 6

Nursery Graduation!

We lose some of our children from Acorn class as they leave to move onto their respective primary schools.   On Friday, 12th July they all celebrated with a Graduation Ceremoney in front of their parents.   Goodbye little Acorns - one day you will be mighty Oaks!

Year 6 - Mary Poppins - End of Year Production

Year 6 Larch and Year 6 Oak put on amazing shows on 8th and 9th July - their end of year production was the fabulous - Mary Poppins.   Both classes were fantastic and all the children contributed to the success. Parents enjoyed afternoon and evening productions and our thanks go to all the staff and parents who worked so hard ensuring the children had fun learning all their lines and the songs.  A big well done everyone!   A spoonful of sugar certainly does help!


KS2 Art Club have produced some stunning silk paintings this term. We learnt new skills such as applying the 'gutta' which was quite challenging and required lots of practise and then mixing and using the silk paints. Our last art lesson was spent preparing a mini exhibition for parents so that we could display the wonderful results.


Running Club - Wednesday Mornings!

What a beautiful start to the day! Our runners headed off over the golf course and through the woods on the morning of 3rd July. If your child will be in Year 4 or above from September and would like to join either the beginners group or the standard group within Running Club we would love to see them!





Year 3 Maple Class visit Bedgebury Pinetum

On Friday 28th June, year 3 class went on a trip to Bedgebury Pinetum for the day.  They completed a nature trail called ‘From Tiny Seeds to Mighty Trees’ in the morning and in the afternoon they enjoyed the play area.  Thank you to all our parent helpers.

All in Club - Clip n Climb Trip

All in Club finished their club meetings for the year by going on a trip to Clip n Climb in Tonbridge on 27th June.  18 children joined in the fun and every child challenged themselves in new ways. All in Club has been a great club and although we don't have funding for this to continue, we are looking to develop ways in which we can continue the club in a scaled down way.  Mrs Holliday & Mrs Edmondson

Sports Day

What a day we had - the weather was on our side and the children had the best time representing their house teams in the school's annual sports day.   From nursery children to year 6 everyone joined in and made the summer term shine with fun and laughter.  In the end there has to be a winner and this year a big cheer to Emerald House for lifting the Sports Day 2019 trophy.   

Art UK

On Monday 17th June we were lucky enough to be joined by Art UK to indulge in a creative day of art and drama based upon Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' 

The showpiece was a scene from the play created by all children from YR to Y6 and exhibited at the end of the day. In addition, some of the classes created costume designs for the play.
Children and staff had a fantastic day and our thanks go to Emma, Learning Officer from Knole House, Selina from Art UK, and Artist Laura, for their hard work and inspiration throughout the day.




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