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
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School Meal Provision
Please read this information regarding School meal provision. It…
News from the Headteacher
News from the Headteacher
Parents of 3GB
Parents of 3GB
2013-2014 Year Book
You can read all the children's Year Book entries by visiting the Pupils tab on the home page. Then click on your child's class. What an amazing year they have all had.
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.
Nailbourne update 25th June 2014
The Nailbourne is now flowing gently and there should be no residual effects from the overpumping. However, it would be worth mentioning to the children that general hygiene practice is to wash hands immediately after contact with the river water, especially after rainfall when pollutants will have been washed off the upstream fields where animals graze.
Year 5 Parent Information on Secondary Transfer for September 2015
The Kent test arrangements have changed. There will be one reasoning paper, a combined English and maths paper; both papers are multiple choice. There will also be a short written task . The test date is one day only - Wednesday 10th September 2014. Registration opens on 2nd June 2014. As soon as we have any more information we will let you know. For more information click 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.
In school we have been focussing on how to be healthy, looking at what we eat and being more active. So this week Mr Harper has set a task for each class. What we would like is for everyone to try to be a little bit healthier, promoting this in school and at home. You child's class has been given the opportunity to win a fantastic prize and we would appreciate any support you can give your children with the task. Please follow this link for more details.