New Parent information

We hope that you enjoy the virtual tour of the school that can be found on our home page. If you are looking for a school for your little one to join in September 2022, we hope you find all the information that you are looking for on our website and below. Please visit our events page for a selection of photos showing a flavour of the school.

We think you'll also enjoy the film made about the school by a group of the children a couple of years ago.

Frequently asked questions:

Please don't hesitate to contact us via office@bidborough.kent.sch.uk if you have any more questions.

Can I visit the school?

We are planning a series of open mornings, in the autumn. Tuesday 20th September, 9 Tuesday 27th September and Tuesday 4th October. To book a space, please contact office@bidborough.kent.sch.uk 

Most mornings will begin at 9:15 with a chance for you to step in and hear the children sing before a walk around the school with our Year 6 pupils. Following that, there will be an opportunity to meet with the Headteacher, Julie Burton, over a cup of tea or coffee for a brief presentation and Q&A.

What is your catchment area?

We don't have a strict catchment area. Admissions are controlled by Kent and based on the usual criteria of children with additional needs, siblings and then distance. We have children with us from Bidborough, Southborough, Tonbridge and across Tunbridge Wells. If you like us, put us down on your preference list!

What schools do the children go to after Bidborough?

One of our challenges is to prepare the children for their next stage in education. These days, the children move on to a wide spread of schools. Generally, between a half and two thirds take up grammar school places in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

  • The Judd School
  • The Skinners' School
  • Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
  • Tonbridge Grammar School
  • Weald of Kent Grammar School
  • Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School
  • Bennett Memorial Diocesan School
  • St Gregory's Catholic School
  • Hillview School for Girls
  • The Hayesbrook School
  • Hugh Christie

What is the wrap around care provision?

Bidbor'Out! is an independently run breakfast and after school club set up by Mark and Natasha Huntley. They run on our school grounds. They are offering breakfast club 7.30am to 8.30am and after school care for children till 6.30pm Monday to Thursday. For more details please go to the website www.bidborout.co.uk or find them on Facebook. 

How do I apply?

Please follow this link for more information on the admissions process.

 

What do Year 6 children say about the school?

Bidborough Primary School is an excellent place for young students to flourish and become independent for the next step in life. The teachers and teaching assistants are understanding and helpful in tricky situations. Our time at Bidborough has been an adventure full of many exciting events and helped us to grow in confidence and achieve things we never knew we could.

We do PE two times a week and try to do daily  dash. Daily dash is when we jog around the playground in the morning. It energises the children and stimulates their minds ready for learning.

We do science and RE at least once a week and maths and English most days. At the end of the day on Friday, we have golden time - an extra 15 minutes of play if you have had positive behaviour and attitude throughout the week.

Not only are our school trips enjoyable, we also learn many things about where we are visiting, such as its history. Generally, the place we visit 

When your child starts at Bidborough, they will make so many new friends and enjoy their time here. It is an amazing school and they are so lucky to come here.