Welcome to Our School
I am very pleased to welcome you to our school website; I hope that you enjoy looking round the site and it helps you to get a feel for our school. Remember that our door is always open to welcome you if you would like to visit.
The Dartford Bridge Community Primary School (DBCPS) opened on the 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. Over eight years later and we now have 443 children (two form entry from Year R-5), including a nursery of 52 children and many more staff. And we continue to grow.
At the heart of everything we do for children, families and our community is our safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment where every member of our community is valued and respected. Ubuntu is an important word here at DBCPS which stems from an African concept that has at its heart the idea that a person is a person through other people. A phrase synonymous to Ubuntu is that ‘I am happy, if you are happy’ and that it takes a village to raise a child. There is a great deal more information on our Ubuntu page.In our happy and caring school we continually strive to provide an exciting, relevant and challenging curriculum. This includes exciting events such as the Year 6 residential, whole school theme weeks and trips and regular visitors to school.
DBCPS is a Growth Mindset school where all members of the community are encouraged to continually reflect and develop giving everyone the opportunity to succeed without fearing making a mistake. Children are encouraged to become independent, resilient 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.
We are very proud of our school and hope that you will visit so that you can see for yourself. 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.
Miss Randall, Headteacher.
Saving and Budgeting
Today, two employees from Lloyds Bank helped us to learn life skills such as how to economise (save money) and budget effectively. We learned how to refer to bank statements and looked at ways of cutting down costs so that we could save for something purposeful. We used lots of banking terms such as ‘expenditure’, ‘balance’ and ‘currency’. Children gained lots of positive learning
Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics!
Yesterday DBCPS were invited to take place in the Dartford Schools Partnership Sporthall Athletics competition, a competition with schools from all over North Kent working together to improve the athletics we have in school. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our athletes and take part in both indoor track and field events and it was so well delivered by the hosts that our
Festival of Light
For the last few years our Year 4 classes have been taking part in the fantastic Festival of Light in Dartford. This year’s event was even more spectacular as it marked the festival’s 10th anniversary. The children, accompanied be their parents/carers and teachers, took part in a procession alongside other local primary schools. They carried lanterns, made during a workshop with an artist from