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.
Kingswood Day 4
Archery We all channelled our inner Robin Hood as we took on the archery challenge. Once we mastered loading the bow and arrows we tried to improve our techique. Some found it hard to hit the target but everyone persevered and got better with each arrow. Then came the holiday game, each colour on the target was assigned a location, mode of transport, a
Kingswood Day 3
Leap of Faith It was Group Y’s turn to tackle the Leap of Faith this morning. We faced our fears to scale the telegraph pole, climb up on to the platform and leap for the trapeze! Everyone managed to smash their personal targets and many made it to the very top! Fencing En guarde! Salute and fence! We learnt how to stand, move, thrust
Kingswood Day 2
Caving After a thundery night, caving was a wet and muddy experience. We started by learning some specialist moves such as the baby, army and duck/chicken crawl! Then it was time to enter the cave … Our time was spent in the dark and gloom, singing songs, searching for bowling balls and mysterious buttons hidden in a maze of tunnels as well as negotiating