Welcome to Blenheim Primary School
As you may know, last term we were inspected by Ofsted for leadership and management of the school, behaviour, the quality of the teaching, the achievement of pupils and our early years provision. I am very pleased and proud to tell you that they judged the school to be good in all these areas. This is the first time the school has ever been judged as a good school. As the report states,
“All members of the school community have a strong determination to do everything possible to break down barriers to learning. As a result standards across the school rose sharply in 2014 and all the evidence shows that this strong picture is being sustained in every year group.”
I am sure that you will enjoy reading such a positive report- my favourite part was,
“Pupils are proud of their school and share the values it promotes.”
I know that all my staff will continue to make school an enjoyable, safe and aspirational place to learn. It is great to have such a positive outcome from the inspection following our outstanding results, across the school, in the summer. The Local Authority is very pleased that we are the most improved school in the borough.
Click HERE to see the full Ofsted Report
Click HERE to see KS2 Results
Click HERE to see KS1 Results
Click HERE to see EYFS Results
Click HERE to see PHONICS Results
We believe that it is important for children to learn in a variety of ways about all kinds of things. Whilst it is vital that children become literate and numerate they also need to know about the creative arts, sport and the sciences. To this end we encourage every class to go out on trips, often using our mini buses, and we invite visitors into school.
Recent visitors to school include an Indian dance troop who taught all our younger children a number of dances; Jeff Rich, from Status Quo, who led an amazing percussion workshop for the whole school; the London Fire Brigade, Women’s Aid and the LA Road Safety team who all taught children about keeping safe in different ways; Dr. Bike, took a group of year 6 children for their cycling proficiency; Quantum theatre put on a wonderful pantomime for the whole school and everyone also painted a ceramic Christmas bauble to take home. The children were also educated and entertained by a wonderful magic show that was based around anti-bullying. We regularly have Rev. Brian and Spinnaker into school to take whole school assemblies which are very interactive and the children thoroughly enjoy them. Year 3 have a weekly African drumming session by a teacher from BYMT and they are hoping to perform to the parents soon.
In the Autumn term Year 6 studied the plays of William Shakespeare, and were able to watch a live performance of Macbeth by the Young Shakespeare Company and also visited The Globe theatre so that they were able to put their studying into context. In more recent weeks they have also visited Chislehurst caves and the Natural History Museum in London. Other year groups have visited the Newsshopper offices in Petts Wood to see how a newspaper comes together, two year groups have visited Bromley library, Year 1 went to the Planetarium. Key stage 2 were invited to watch a dance show at The Priory secondary school, which featured many of our past pupils and our choir performed at INTU Bromley and All Saints church.
The staff also receive regular training to ensure that they are keeping up to date and delivering the highest standard possible to your children. This has included training at the Apple store for using all our i-pads; outstanding teacher courses; English and maths subject leader training and we started this term with whole school maths training from Mike Askew on using and applying mathematical knowledge – what a brilliant way to start the new year!
We have now nearly had all our new windows fitted – just the kitchen to go, and we are continuing our rolling programme of decoration. By the time we come back in September everything should be looking clean and bright. When you come in to visit I am sure you will already notice a difference.
I know it is important that all children are well prepared for their future role in society. My aim is that during their time at our school all your children develop enquiring minds and a love of learning that stays with them forever. I also hope that they all feel safe, secure and nurtured and know that we all care about developing the whole child and not just their academic side. We all have difficult times in our lives that may require additional support. If there are ever times that you feel your child may benefit from this then please speak to Mrs Hagues, our Family Worker or Mrs Wood, our Learning Mentor.
I passionately believe that a good education is the route that opens up choices and possibilities for children. This can only be achieved through first rate teaching and support. To this end, all staff are dedicated and committed to doing the best they can for your children and we ask that you support us as much as possible too. Please encourage your children to do their homework, read every day at home, practice their times tables and their spellings and work hard on their maths passports. If you have any queries as to how you can support with any of these, then please speak to your child’s class teacher, who will be happy to help you.
We are always looking for more parent volunteers to help regularly in school or to accompany classes on trips. If you are able to help, please contact Miss Kilbey or Mrs Poplett (Deputy head teachers) or the school office so that we can add your name to our lists. We have also re-established an active PTA, which, although only running less than a year, has already held a number of events and raised money for our children. You are all members, by being parents of children at the school, but if you are able to become more active members please come along to one of the PTA meetings that are held during the school day.
Thank you for your support and we will continue to work together so that Blenheim Primary continues to develop and be the best school your children could attend.
Mrs Lynda Doel
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Head Teacher: Mrs L Doel
Blenheim Primary School
Tel: 01689 819955
Fax: 01689 600830
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