Welcome to Bridge & Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School
Message from the Headteacher
I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of such a happy, creative, successful and forward thinking school. What is exceptional about our school is how we all work collaboratively so that our children learn in a stimulating and exciting way. We pride ourselves on the richness and diversity of each child's journey through our school as well as our emphasis on emotionally and socially nurturing each child within a friendly, caring Christian atmosphere.
Thought for the day
Follow Miss Wright's Uganda Journey via her blog
17th October 2014
Residential to Stonehenge and surrounding area 2015
Residential to Ironbridge 2015
THE CHILDREN SOUNDED AMAZING DURING THE CONCERT AND WERE AN ABSOLUTE CREDIT. WELL DONE TO ALL OF THEM, MR LUCK AND MRS CLAY. WE ARE ALL EXTREMELY PROUD. THE CHILDREN LEFT LONDON JUST BEFORE 6PM AND ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK.
Bonfire and Fireworks. Saturday 8th November 2014
Church Meadow. Brewery Lane. Bridge. Gates open from 5.30pm. Children £3.00 each, Adults £6.00 each and Family tickets are £15.00
Virtual League - Standing Long Jump
Today the Sports Crew alongside Mrs Pearson and Mr Harper organised and recorded the next stage in our' Virtual League ' Competetion. This is where local schools have to complete different tasks over the course of the year and results are collated and shared, with the winners being corwned the virtual league champions. Today was the Standing Long Jump. This is where contestants try and jump the longest distance.This event took place out in the junior playground and in the hall, where all children from Year 1 upwards tried to jump the longest distance. The scores were then put into a table and are sent off.
'This year everybody tried their best at jumping the longest distance. We think that it was a great success and everybody enjoyed it.'
By Isabella and Deji.
PTA meeting 1st October 2014
Thank you to everyone who came to the PTA meeting. The next meeting is on Wednesday 26th November.
Is your child starting school in September 2015?
We invite you to one of our OPEN DAYS.
Thursday 6th November 2014. 6pm - 8pm come and have a look around our school.
Friday 7th November 2014. 9.30am - talk by the Headteacher and guided tour of our school.
Wednesday 19th November 2014. 9.30am and 1.45pm both include a talk by the Headteacher and guided tour of our school.
Please contact the school is you wish to book a tour.Tel: 01227 830276
School Meals Update
School meals are now being served from our new kitchen. We are having a taster session on Wednesday 8th October in the school hall at 3.30pm. For the latest menu please follow this link and scroll down the page.
Free School Meals for KS1 from September 2014
The government has decided that from September 2014, all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 should be able to have a free school meal at lunchtime. This offer does not depend on your household income or whether you receive any benefits – every child in these classes is eligible to take up the offer of a free hot school meal. If the children go out on a school trip, the kitchen will be asked to provide a free packed lunch for the class.
I am really pleased to inform you that we have been successful in securing funding for a kitchen in our school using the existing art room which will be converted into a kitchen to allow school meals to be cooked on site from September 2014. The Local Authority has provided us with the funding and we currently have to keep our existing school meals provider – GS Plus. The difference is that meals will now be cooked on site, therefore there is an expectation that the quality will improve.
In a national trial it was found that pupils who ate a high quality school lunch achieved better academically than those who did not. They were also more likely to eat healthier foods such as vegetables at lunchtime instead of less healthy foods such as crisps.
Parents in the national trial appreciated saving the cost of school lunches (currently £2.25 per child per day) and not having to spend time preparing packed lunches. If you have any credit with GS Plus at the end of this term, this will refunded to you in September 2014 by GS Plus.
All school menus have a vegetarian option and any medical dietary needs e.g. lactose intolerance will be dealt with by GS Plus in September 2014. We will assume your child will be having school dinners unless you let us know otherwise.
Please read the following letter regarding our report. The report is also available here.
Please have a look at our latest data comparison compared to national figures. The DfE produced national data at the end of March and it shows how we compare at the end of both Key Stages.