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. Seven years later and we now have 332 children across all year groups, a nursery of 48 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.
Meeting a Robot
As part of STEM week we had a chance to meet and learn a little about robots. Some talented girls from Year 6 took groups of 10 children up to the media suite to meet Dash and Dot. They gave a brilliant demonstration of some of the robot’s talents and then explained how they worked. We had a chance to ask the robots questions
Today Year 2 had a ‘Messy Day’ to kick off our new topic: ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures!’ We had a great time exploring lots of different materials and using our creativity in lots of ways. We sculpted clay, played with shaving foam and gloop, built structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows, experimented with marbling and lots more! Take a look at some of our
Kent School Games
On Thursday 14th December, a selection of Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Kent School Games final for the Sportshall Athletics competition. Thirteen other schools took part and the competition was very tough! After completing all our track and field events in the morning, which consisted of: sprints, obstacle races, hurdles, javelin, long and triple jump and chest push (to name