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Snowsfields is a School for Success for a second year in a row!

Outstanding achievements of Snowsfields Primary School recognised by the Mayor of London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has celebrated the outstanding performance of Snowsfields Primary School in Southwark with an awards ceremony.

Snowsfields Primary School was honoured for its work to reduce educational inequality and achieve exceptional results for children who were previously behind in their studies, at a Schools for Success awards ceremony.

The Schools for Success programme was created by the Mayor in 2017 to improve the support given to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme recognises primary and secondary schools that ensure strong progress for their lowest attaining pupils, has a strong overall performance and shares their work with other schools.

The ceremony was hosted on Friday September 27th by Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Joanne McCartney.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate the staff of Snowsfields Primary School for their excellent work. Schools for Success was created to celebrate the difference that teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and governors are making every day to support children and reduce inequalities, and this school’s inclusive and supportive learning environment is a great example of this. London has the best schools and teachers in the country, and by working together we can make sure that no young Londoner is left behind.”

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Consultation – Robert Browning to join The Bridges Federation

For the last 12 months we have been working in partnership with Robert Browning Primary School as part of a soft federation. We are now consulting all staff, parents and children about whether Robert Browning should join us in a hard federation.

Please find attached the consultation documents.

Federation consultation document 2019

Federation consultation letter 2019

Federation consultation timeline

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Christmas in London Bridge arrives with a festive flourish

On November 29th Team London Bridge hosted the annual London Bridge Christmas Carols and Lantern Parade, marking the start of Christmas in the area.

The event was in collaboration with longstanding partners London Bridge City, Potters Fields Park Management Trust, Network Rail and the stars of the show: Tower Bridge and Snowsfields Primary Schools from The Bridges Federation
 As the Snow Queen and Angel accompanied the lantern parade along the riverside and across Tooley Street, the Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Catherine Rose, led the children in counting down the switch-on of the Christmas tree lights at Potters Fields Park, Hay’s Galleria and London Bridge Station.
Stopping at each location for rousing renditions of some favourite carols, the children proudly displayed their hand-made lanterns created with local artist Helen Harrison from Arts Desire and funded by Potters Fields Park Management Trust. 
The evening was brimming with community spirit, seeing local businesses Hotel Chocolate and Pret a Manger contributing delicious festive treats and hot drinks to warm up the crowds. On arriving at London Bridge Station the children were delighted to see Santa, his elves and Hamley’s Bear waiting for them to launch the seasonal display beside the Tooley Street entrance.
Along with the opening of Christmas by the River in London Bridge City on the same evening, this years’ festive season has now truly started in London Bridge.
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Exceptional achievements of Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary Schools recognised by Mayor of London

The exceptional performance of Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Primary Schools has been honoured by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. 

The schools were  invited to the Schools for Success awards ceremony at City Hall on Friday 5th October, to celebrate their achievements in supporting pupils needing extra help to fulfil their potential.

More than 100 eligible schools are invited to join the programme and every local authority in the capital now has a school it can look to as an example. This group, refreshed annually, represents approximately six per cent of the capital’s schools.

The ceremony was hosted by Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Joanne McCartney. Snowsfields and Tower Bridge have been recognised by the Schools for Success programme, because DFE data from 2017 shows our schools made fantastic progress with students that started behind their peers.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate The Bridges Federation for the fantastic work of their staff and pupils in the last year. Our Schools for Success programme shows the significant difference that a supportive and inclusive teaching environment can make for all pupils. London has some of the best schools in the country in the capital and by working together we can make sure that every young Londoner is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Well done to all the staff, pupils and parents for helping the schools make so much progress and be so successful.

 

 

 

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Disability Awareness Day

On Friday 28th September we celebrated Disability Awareness Day.


We thought about our similarities rather than differences.

We studied famous people with disabilities and learnt about their achievements and how they overcame their individual difficulties. Look out for some of the people we studied in the new photos around school.

It was a very inspirational day for all of us.

“It’s incredible how Stevie Wonder performs. He’s worked really hard. It’s inspiring!” Rachel Year 4

“On Disability Awareness Day, we learned about a very inspiring woman name Freda Kahlo. She suffered from polio at the age of 6 and at 18 she was in a tram crash, which left her bed ridden for a year. While in hospital, she started to paint her cast . Freda is a well known artist . We are similar because we all love art.” Blue Class Y5

“We learned about Stephen Hawking. He couldn’t speak but he never gave up. Stephen Hawking learnt about space and the black hole even though he couldn’t speak.” Orange Class Y2

 

 

 

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Race for Life

On Friday 6th July, Snowsfields and Tower Bridge met at Southwark Park for our annual sports day.

 

The parent running group kicked things off by running the 5km course with staff members. We were so thrilled that new parents joined in. Well done to all those who took part.

Children then ran, took part in athletic events and we ended the morning with lunch and sprint races.

 

Thank you to all the parents, staff and James who organised the event. Please see our weekly newsletter for updates on how much money was raised for Cancer Research. IMG_7160.TRIM(1)

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Bridges Makes A Splash!

On Wednesday 11th July, both Snowsfields and Tower Bridge Year 5, along with a Year3/4 class from Robert Browning Primary School and others, took part in Southwark Splash Anthology.
The children have been rehearsing for weeks and all the hard work paid off.

Snowsfields dazzled us with some amazing dance moves, Tower Bridge and Robert Browning wowed us with 8 amazing songs!

Thank you to all the adults who supported them, and to the parents who were able to attend too.

What lucky schools we are to have such amazing children!

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School Closure

Tower Bridge and Snowfields schools will be closed tomorrow  Friday 2nd March due to weather warnings and travel disruption. We will reopen on Monday 5th March. Keep warm and stay safe!

 

We will be closed today due to the adverse weather conditions. We will keep parents informed by text message about tomorrow. Stay safe, stay warm. World Book Day will take place, we shall reschedule and see all your wonderful costumes soon!