St. Bartholomew's C.E. Primary School

Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Headteacher Sara Davies
St Bartholomew’s C.E. Primary School
The Peak, Sydenham, London. SE 26 4LJ
020 8699 8537

Y6 Visit to Arethusa (Oct 18)

Harvest Festival (Sept 18)

Y6 Big Event (July 18)

Fun in the Snow! (Mar 18)

World Book Day (Mar 18)

Inclusive Multi-Skills Tournament (Feb 18)

Please see report below on a recent tournament held at Sydenham Girls’ School.  Well done to all the St Bart’s participants – a full report is below.

Inclusive Multi-Skills Tournament

Y2 Trip to Bodiam Castle (July 17)

Our Y2 children enjoyed a very “hands-on” experience during their trip to Bodiam Castle.

Y2 Discovering Antarctica (Nov 16)

Year 2 have been studying Shackleton’s journey in Antarctica. As part of this work the children explored a shelter looking at the equipment you would need to keep warm and stay safe. They are now designing their own shelters in Design technology.


Y5 Visit to Cool Aeronautics (Oct 16)

On 7th October, our Y5 children had a visit to Cool Aeronautics which, we hope, has inspired them to think about careers that encompass the science and technology sectors.




Lifesavers Project (Jan 16)

St Bartholomew’s was delighted to welcome The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby to the school today  as part of the ‘LifeSavers’ pilot project (see photos below).

When we were accepted as a pilot school we decided two things; the whole school would take on the curriculum side of the project and two year groups would pilot an in-school children’s Savings Bank.

The curriculum units explore the role of money in our society; the difference between “needs” and “wants”; our charitable giving and what difference we can make as individuals. It also engages the children with the cost of everyday things; wages and the levels of debt that are easy to incur.

The Savings Bank is gradually growing and is run by our Y6 volunteers, supported by several adults. This has enabled the Y6 children to develop their skills in leadership and has been exceptionally worthwhile.

The project is something we wish to continue and next year we plan to open the Savings Bank to the whole school community.


Y6 Having a “shocking” time… (Sept 15)

Our Y6 children visited the Natural History Museum and experienced what it would be like to present during an earthquake.  As you can see, the photos are very blurred!













Dancing like an Egyptian… (Mar 15)

Our Year 3/4 children really enjoyed dressing up as ancient Egyptians and showing their moves on the dance-floor!


A “sea of red”!  (Mar 15)

We hope you will enjoy the photos of our charities day when we supported Red Nose Day, Jump Rope for Heart and the Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Appeal.

 Jeff Rich Drumming Workshop (Feb 15)

Please see below for photos from our recent workshop, brought to the school by Jeff Rich, former drummer with the band Status Quo.  Comments from the children afterward included “Amazing!” and “Awesome!”.  Thanks, Jeff.