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.
Mrs Murrell is shaving her head this weekend in aid of Braintrust. If you are able, please donate by going to
www.justgiving.com/Shavepril2015/ tick the gift aid box if you can. Alternatively, text HAIR22 and the amount to 70070. Thank you.
Follow Miss Wright's Uganda Journey via her blog
Latest news and dates
1st May 2015 Newsletter
Open Day for current parents - watch lessons in progress
Learning in action letter with reply slip
Roots to Food Active Education in Health and Wellbeing visited school Tuesday 19th May 2015.Photos and recipes can be found on the school meals page.
Click on this link to read the latest newsletter. e-safety Newsletter number 10
Year 3 and Year 4 were winners and runners up of the Year 3 and 4 mini tennis tournament at the Appeti Tennis Centre. They came back with gold and silver medals. Well done to all who took part; the standard of tennis from everyone was fantastic.
Fundraising News- Shavepril 2015
This weekend Mrs Murrell is shaving her head in memory of her mum who died nearly 12 years ago. She is doing this in support of Brainstrust who do so much to further research into brain cancers and to help families of sufferers when they need it most. If you feel you can support her and would like to donate, please go to www.justgiving.com/Shavepril2015/ tick the gift aid box if you can. Alternatively, text HAIR22 and the amount to 70070. Thank you for your support.
Day one of our trip was something of a test. With the M25 closed, our journey to Stonehenge was rather longer than intended. However, John was a star and got us there only fractionally behind time.
“I really was impressed by Stonehenge and it was great to see the stones in real life” - Josh
We had a great time at Stonehenge; a really worthwhile visit” - Elliott
Everyone agreed that the stones were more impressive in real life than in photographs and that we got a much better understanding of their layout as we walked around them. The English Heritage staff were great and helped us learn even more about Neolithic life.
“A very descriptive guide helped us to understand the problems they had to overcome in building the cathedral – It left me with a sense of awe and wonder”.
Despite coming from a cathedral city, all the children were wowed and impressed by Salisbury Cathedral and it was na extra treat to see, in the flesh, one of the only four copies of the Magna Carta.
In the afternoon, a leisurely (Not sure all of the children agreed) walk took in the River Avon as it flowed through the city itself, as well as some of the surrounding rural areas. We then made our way up to Old Sarum, the site of an Iron Age hill fort with the ruins of the Norman castle and what was the original ‘Salisbury’ cathedral.
“The view from the ramparts was impressive – we could clearly see the remains of the original Sarum cathedral” - Zach
And as for the hostel? They couldn’t be more accommodating. Great facilities, friendly staff and a wonderful outside area make this an ideal base from which to visit the local area.
Poppy says - “The mashed potato is fantastic” (probably worth noting that Poppy has hoovered up everything placed in front of her!)
Welcome Back - I hope you all had a lovely Easter break.
The world will celebrate the Earth Day 2015 today on April 22. Internet search engine giants Google are also taking part in the celebration and honour the only life-supporting planet so far, Earth, with a splendid animated Google Doodle splashed on your screen. The dynamic Doodle features a rotating Earth with the images of different creations found on the third plant of the Solar system. Apart from the encaptivating animation, the Google Doodle engages its viewers by throwing an interesting Earth Day Quiz. In the quiz, you are asked some questions about your likes and dislikes. Then Google Doodle tells you which animal you are on the Earth. Why don't you have a go?
Year 5 and 6 children have won the quick-sticks hockey tournament at Polo Farm today. Well done to all the children involved and thank you to Mr Harper, Mrs Siddle and Mrs Upton. Click here for the winner's photo.
The Year 5 boys' football team won the Orchard School five- a-side tournament. Well done to the Year 5 boys, and thank you to Mr Perfect and Mr Strouts.
Year 4JP also visited the church. To find out what they did please click here.
Canterbury School Sports Partnership Annual Sports Award - A Fantastic Evening and Celebration
On Tuesday evening the annual sports awards evening for schools in the Canterbury district was held at The Canterbury Academy, with Maggie Alphonsi MBE (England Ladies Rugby team) as guest speaker. As a school, we received four awards; Jildou in Year 6 was awarded Sports Personality of the Year; Sofia in Year 6 was runner up in Sports Leader of the Year; we won Sports Crew of the Year and … a special recognition award for dedication to Sport and Physical Education. Huge congratulations to all the children and to Mr Harper and Mrs Pearson for their dedication, enthusiasm and committment to ensuring that our children are able to have the best sporting oportunites possible. For more details please 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.