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.


Scrumdiddlyumptious

Our topic this term is entitled Scrumdiddlyumptious. In Literacy, we have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory by Roald Dahl.  This is a fantastic book, which we are thoroughly enjoying.  If you haven’t read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory we would definitely recommend it.  We have particularly enjoyed reading all about the fascinating Oompa-Loompas who work for Mr Wonka in the factory. We
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Joseph Delaney, Author Visit

This week we were fortunate enough to have a visit from a successful author, Joseph Delaney, who spent time with our year 5 and 6 children talking about his various books (the Spooks and Arena 13 series), characters, writing processes, editing and what it takes to get published. He even read a few excerpts from his stories!  Discussion then moved to how perseverance is
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Imperial War Museum

Firstly, we arrived at school and fastened our wristbands on around our wrists, got in our groups and strolled of to the fast track bus stop.  After that we got on the train for 45 minutes and to pass out time: Manish, Rahim, Thomas, Kenny and I played the Skittle challenge and I spy. It was entertaining! By Yimika Once upon arrival, we embarked
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