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 229 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.
I am very lucky to be headteacher at DBCPS. It is the best job in the world!
Samantha Crinnion B(ed)Hons, NPQH
We have been finding out about the Mardi Gras festival in Brazil. We learnt that children dress up in brightly coloured clothes when they are dancing to samba music. We made dancing shadows puppets from black paper and we decorated them with fabric and glittery paper and we made them clothes using the sgraffito technique. Owls really enjoyed making them and think that they
The Rabbit and Hedgehog classes were lucky to have a visit from Steph and Lauren the local PSCOs. They spoke with the children about their role in the community and their uniform. The children had the opportunity to try on the different parts of the uniform and you will see their individual pictures in their All about Me books. They also had the chance
Input > Process > Output. Legoland!
On Thursday, Otters and Swans went on an adventure to Legoland in Windsor! The day started off with a fantastic workshop using Lego robotics and computers to programme the robot surgeons to make their way around a maze of human veins to collect the blue ‘blood cells’ (those that weren’t oxygenated) and bring them back to the collection point. This involved carefully programming the