Welcome to Our School
The Dartford Bridge School opened 9th September 2009 (09.09.09!). On that day we began with thirty-nine children, three teachers, three teaching assistants, a nursery nurse and admin staff. Four years later and we now have 294 children across all year groups, a nursery of 52 children and many more teachers and teaching assistants. And we continue to grow.
‘Asking, Aspiring, Achieving’.
Our school motto describes our commitment to an active, inspiring and engaging learning environment on which all learning is planned and delivered. Children are encouraged to become independent learners, problem solvers, good communicators and a team player. Encouraging children to ask questions and being given the tools to find out supports the active learning we promote. In our most recent OFSTED inspection (March 2014) we were given judgements of good in all areas of inspection with safety of children being outstanding. We are located on The Bridge Learning and Community Campus, sharing our site with other Kent Agencies. We see ourselves as part of the local community and we strive to make local and international links to support both learning and citizenship at our school.
Crime Scene Investigators
Fingermarks, footprints and a stolen watch! Last Thursday, year 6 dressed up in their cover-alls, goggles and masks to investigate who the thief of Miss Beasley’s watch was, without contaminating the scene. Charlie Pilbeam, the forensic scientist, showed us lots of technical equipment including: finger-mark materials, footprint pads, UV lights and even skulls! Well, you will never guess what…It was Mr Cummins! Don’t
On Thursday 19th November, the first boys’ football match across schools took place on the school playing field. Our first competitors were Fleetdown school and, despite the drizzle, all the players did a great job. The first ten minutes of the match were intense but bravery was awoken in Fleetdown, as they whipped the ball into the bottom corner of the net. Not long
Bonfire Night – How to Be Safe
Firework displays are loads of fun, but fireworks can be really dangerous if you don’t use them properly. Here’s our guide on how to stay safe around fireworks. Firework Safety Every year on Bonfire Night there are hundreds of accidents across the UK, and lots of them happen to children. Fireworks can be very dangerous and that’s why safety is the most important thing