Year 4 Science Museum Trip

On Wednesday the 11th of December, Year 4 visited the Science Museum to enhance their understanding of ‘Electricity’ and ‘Sound,’ two important units of work which they have been covering this term.

The class visited the Wonderlab, the most spectacular interactive gallery in the world. Spread across 7 different zones, the children had the chance to get hands on with real scientific phenomena, such as seeing lightening strike before their very eyes and experimenting with different forces on giant slides. They also observed a live science show in the Chemistry bar!

Thank you so much to the parents who came with us to help out on this fantastic trip.

Holly Class D.T day

For D.T day, Year 2 were creating their own Christmas decorations! They learnt how to stitch and practiced two different types; cross stitching and running stitch. The children then designed, assembled and evaluated their creations.

Have a look at the photos below of the children’s beautiful work!

Year 4 Ryan Theatre Trip

On Monday the 9th of December, a group of children from Year 3 and Year 4 attended a magnificent musical production of ‘We Will Rock You’ at The Ryan Theatre in Harrow. Performed by boys from the John Lyon School and girls from a number of local schools, the children had a wonderful time listening to the hit music of Queen, complete with amazing costumes, choreography and a live orchestra!

Ava the Guide Dog visits our School

On the 3rd of December, we had a very special visit from Ava the guide dog. We learnt a lot about Ava’s special job and how she helps her owner with lots of different things, such as crossing the road, shopping in the supermarket and even helping to get on and off a bus.

Did you know that Ava is 4 and a half years old and when she turns 10, she will retire and go to live with a family? 

BPET launches Consultation to reduce KGS PAN to 30

Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET) today, 2nd December 2019, launches consultation on a proposed reduction in the published admission number (PAN) for Kilburn Grange School with effect from September 2021

The current Published Admission Number (PAN) for Kilburn Grange School is 60. This means that the number of children admitted into the school in reception each year is a maximum of 60 children.

Under the terms of the School’s funding Agreement with the Secretary of State for Education, the overall capacity of the School (maximum number on roll) has been set at a final roll of 420 made up of 60 children in each year from Reception to Year 6.

There is limited outside space for the pupils and the school is in an area of surplus primary places and as a result the Trustees of Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET) would like to reduce the Published Admission Number from 60 to 30 pupil places in Reception. 

Read the full proposal here and the DRAFT Admissions Policy 2021/22 which recognises the PAN reduction.

This consultation will run from 2 December 2019 to 31 January 2019 and you are invited to submit comments in writing about the proposal above to Tracey Blandford at the BPET: Tracey Blandford, Marketing Manager, Bellevue Place Education Trust c/o Kilburn Grange School, 52-58 Arcola Street, LONDON E8 2DJ, by midday on 31 January 2019 or by email to info@BPET.co.uk.  

Please mark the subject “Kilburn Grange PAN Consultation”

KGS Supports BBC Children in Need 2019

KGS Supports BBC Children in Need 2019

Every day at Kilburn Grange School is a fund day, but Friday was extra special as the children came to school in their own clothes to support BBC Children in Need.

Dressed up to celebrate and support Children in Need 2019

Some even had Pudsey Bear specific outfits! Others were more superhero.

KGS Bucket Collection for Children in Need 2019

Throughout the day each class did something to mark Children in Need and reflect on why it is important to give some support to those in more need. than ourselves

We are delighted to report that we raised over £210.00!

Children in Need story book

New Parent Survey – Autumn 2019

Our thanks go to all of our new parents who responded to our recent survey. We were very keen to find out your experience prior to and since joining the school in September. We can and will use the data to support the future planning for new starters and we will also use it to continue and develop our daily interaction with you.

An amazing 100% said they ‘Agreed’ or ‘Strongly Agreed’ that ‘their child has settled well into their class’;

86% ‘would recommend Kilburn Grange to a friend’

81% rated their overall experience of the school so far as ‘Good or Excellent’.

We are so pleased to share with you a few feedback quotes:

•             “Everything so far is perfect and I’m loving the communication the school has with the parents.”

•             “Very pleased that my children are attending this school.”

•             “I think the reception teams in both classes are really passionate about teaching and that is reflecting on the kids.  They love it. Thanks for all your hard work.”

Please click on the link below to view the complete set of results:

New Parent Survey 2019

Mayor of Brent visits Kilburn Grange School

Mayor of Brent visits Kilburn Grange School

On Tuesday 15th October, Kilburn Grange School was delighted to welcome His Worshipful The Mayor of Brent, Councillor Ernest Ezeajughi.

He spoke to the whole school about his special ‘Robe of Office’, how he supports schools and, most importantly, about his journey from his birth and education in Nigeria to his life in London and his path to becoming a Mayor.

He visited the school as part of a series of special visits, visitors and workshops to celebrate ‘Black History Month’.

After taking questions from the children, he reminded us that whether you are black, white or from any other creed, you can be anything you want to be if you work hard and show respect to others.

He ended with famous words from Martin Luther King: ‘Let us all work to be the light that drives out darkness.’

Fundraising cycling COO presents his bike to pupils!

Fundraising cycling COO presents his bike to pupils!

Bellevue Place Education Trust COO (Chief Operating Officer) Stuart Dixon and his riding adventure partner Ashvin de Vos came into our assembly on Friday 11th October to present his bike to pupils and explain just how far they are going to ride over half-term to raise funds for our school and sister Watling Park School (WAT).

The Head Teacher from WAT, Mrs Quartson, was at the assembly so she could film the assembly and then share it with her pupils.  We are delighted to share it here.

Mr Dixon is cycling through France to raise fund for IT equipment and additional extras for our pupils, if you can donate to the cause this is his fund-raising page

At the time of this post he was at 28% of his target having raised just under £1,500.

Year One Toy Workshop

Year One Toy Workshop

As part of Year One’s topic on ‘Toys’, Classroom Adventures visited for a toy workshop. 

Year One have been learning all about old and new toys and we got to design and make our very own wooden, old-style toys using real tools like hammers and hand drills. What an exciting and successful Design and Technology lesson it was! 

The children had such a fun time, being creative and designing their own toys!