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Beehive - October Half Term Holiday Club


Please view our Poster Here - all children welcome either from Bishops Down or from other schools.   Details on the Poster.


Prospective Parent Tours for Admission to Reception Year - September 2022


We shall be holding the following open sessions for prospective parents who would like to consider Bishops Down for a Reception place in September 2022:-

  • Thursday, 7th October at 9.30am

  • Thursday, 14th October at 9.30am

  • Thursday, 11th November at 2.00pm - Full

  • Thursday, 18th November at 9.30am - new date

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.  Only 2 adults per household. You will receive a tour of the school (not nursery) and then attend a meeting with the Headteacher, Clare Owen, and the Admissions Secretary, Jo Sheldon,  who will talk you through the admissions process and  answer any questions you may have about our school.  Please telephone the school office on 01892 520114 to book onto one of the above tours. Please provide staff with your mobile number so we can contact you.  Should the Covid guidance from the DfE change between now and the dates above the school will have to alter their arrangements.  Please park on Rydal Drive or Coniston Avenue and walk to the school - our car park is for staff only.  Also, please can you bring a face mask with you and do not attend if you feel unwell.  We all look forward to meeting you and showing you our lovely school.          

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 Tournamen


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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