BPET Year 3 Girls Football Competition



On 21 May 2019, it was the Year 3 Girls Football competition at our great Watling Park School facilities. Girls from across the seven BPET primary schools came together to play in the first BPET Year 3 Girls Football Competition.

The games were very competitive and fair, with a round of group games where all teams played each other, with the team with the most points, playing in the final round to determine the winning team.

Congratulations go to Year 3 girls at Rutherford House School, who like the Boys before, won by a narrow margin, with Whitehall Park coming second and Halley House coming third. Kilburn Grange made it to the fina round too.

The weather showed off the excellent facilities at Watling Park and the girls really enjoyed the competition and games, as they came thick and fast.

A huge thank you goes again to Mr Richards from Rutherford House School, who arranged this fantastic day with the support of Wimbledon AFC again.

All pupils received a medal for taking part. We are looking into developing the best players into a BPET team that might be able to compete nationally, as they get into Year 5 & 6, which everyone is excited by.



BPET Director of Education appointed

It is with pleasure that we announce that Laura Gregory has been appointed as the first BPET Director of Education.  From a field of outstanding candidates, we felt that Laura had the skills and experience for the role, along with being an excellent fit for an expanding, ambitious multi academy trust.

Laura has previously work for two academy trust’s and is currently working at a seven school trust as the Primary Education Lead across their six primary schools.  Laura is also a primary leadership coach for Ambition Institute.  Prior to this, Laura was Deputy and then Principal of a large outstanding primary academy in Hertfordshire – also one of the first designated as a Teaching Schools in England.  While in this role, Laura became an OfSTED Inspector for primary and early years, before leaving to be a School Improvement Adviser for Buckinghamshire Local Authority.  Laura brings a deep and innovative understanding of working in a multi academy trust and we believe she will be an asset to the team. 

We are pleased Laura has accepted this role and is due to start on 1 September 2019. This is an exciting appointment that is part of our planned growth of the central team as BPET continues to grow in terms of the number of pupils over the next five years, until the schools are at capacity.

Charity Quiz for CEO’s London Marathon Efforts

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the RSBC Charity Quiz Night at Halley House School on 19 March 2019, in aid of Mark Greatrex’s 2019 London Marathon efforts.

The quiz was wonderfully hosted by impressionist and comedian, Jon Culshaw from Radio 4’s Dead Ringers. Jon delivered the questions with a range of brilliant voices from Donald Trump, Alan Bennett and John Craven to Stephen Hawkens and Michael Gove.

Congratulations goes to the winners of the quiz, The Bitter Longshots, a team of Halley parents! They led from the first round and were unchallenged by the picture and true or false round that caught a few teams out. Beat the bar came second, with Comet Genius and Jesus College, Cambridge in joint third.

We are delighted say that the quiz night raised over £1,500 from tickets sales, the raffle and proceeds from the bar. We are deeply grateful to Michael from The Saville Club in Mayfair, who is also a parent of x in Year xx, who provided an amazing buffet that was enjoyed by all.

The raffle prizes were generously donated by a range of supplier and local businesses that includes Ream, the Facilities Management company for Halley House, a meal for two at Tipsey’s and brownies from Arbor – the company that provides the school’s management information system.

Mark is running for the Royal Society for Blind Children and funds were being raised for this great cause. RSBC is a national children’s charity, based in Halley House School that support visually impaired children. They believe no child in the UK should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind. There are an estimated 36,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people in England and Wales. Every day, four more children will be diagnosed with sight loss.

A huge thank you to Jo Kessell and Kevin McNulty from RSBC, who helped arrange the quiz night to runs so smoothly. You can still sponsor Mark on his Justgiving page, with the big run on Sunday 28 April.

Mark completed the London Marathon on 28 April 2019 in a time of 4 hours 34 minutes, taking 25 minutes off his previous marathon time. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and fundraising for this effort (pictured below with his friend who he ran with).

BPET Year 3 Boys Football Competition

Pupils from across the seven BPET primary schools came together to play in the inaugural BPET Year 3 Boys Football Competition.

Hosted by Wimbledon AFC Football Club, boys from across the BPET schools took part in a number of group matches, allowing all schools to play each other.  The games were very competitive and fair, some officiated by Year 5 pupils from Rutherford House.  There was also strong, vocal at times, support from school sports coaches, staff and parents who enjoyed the day.

With the weather more like a cup final day in May, rather than mid-February, the boys played fairly in an open competition.  There were some exciting skills on show too and exciting goals for all to cheer.

Between games, all the boys had an opportunity to have a tour of the Wimbledon AFC football stadium and see where the men’s first team play.  This is a team that were narrowly defeated in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The eventual winners of the competition were Rutherford House School, with Deer Park in second place and Whitehall Park in third.  Braywick Court, Halley House, Kilburn Grange and Watling Park all came joint fourth.

A huge thank you goes to Mr Richards from Rutherford House School, who arranged this fantastic day and to Wimbledon AFC for hosting the competition.  A day all the boys who took part will remember.

All pupils received a medal for taking part, with a special medal for two players from each school who had played fairing and demonstrated good sportsmanship.

It will be the turn of the BPET Year 3 girls in the summer term, which we are now looking forward to with Kilburn Grange tipped as early favourites.

LocatED run exciting clubs at Kilburn Grange School

Pupils at Kilburn Grange School have had the opportunity to attend clubs run by staff from education property firm, LocatED.

Run over the second half of the Autumn Term, two clubs ‘Latin and Ballroom’ and ‘Board Games’ clubs provide pupils with an opportunity to mix with professionals from the property world and develop new skills. As you can see from the pictures, our children are really enjoying the chance to play chess and develop their strategic skills!

Sonia Mallick, Headteacher at Kilburn Grange School stated that “We are very fortunate that a specialist company have offered their time to visit the school, engage with our children and share their experiences of the working world while having fun and teaching valuable skills at the same time! The pupils have absolutely loved the experience”

Staff at LocatED were invited to deliver a club for one hour a week at Kilburn, generously suggested by the Chief Executive of LocatED, Lara Newman.

LocatED are a government-owned property company creating much-needed school places for thousands of children. For more information on LocatED, please visit www.located.co.uk.

Lara commented that “our team were very enthusiastic to work with pupils in schools that we have supported to develop and see that thrive when developing new skills. Understanding what we have helped develop is very exciting!”.

Kilburn Grange School would like to thank Lauren, Nadia, Maya, Ravinder, Matthew, Sam, Michael, Alrick and Emma, who have all helped with the two clubs.

Below are some pictures of the clubs in action, with the pupils who have benefited:

Amir thinking hard and learning the skills required to play draughts!

Fariss, Aiden and Elijah learning to take turns and think through their next move.

King and Samuele challenge our visiting club leader to a game of ‘Crafty Chefs’. Who’ll make the best lasagne?

Pupils Plant over 100 new Trees at Watling Park

Pupils at Watling Park School planted nearly 100 trees around the school’s green space, so that  in the future they can enjoy their own green space.

As part of UK National Tree Week, the tree planting is part of a wider scheme to plant more trees across London.  In what was a former football pitch space in Burnt Oak, pupils are learning about how looking after the environment is very important and have started with their school.

Led by the Deputy Headteacher, Laura Collinson, who commented that “Pupils were really excited about planting these new trees that will be around for many years to come.  They look forward to seeing them grow and talking about coming back to nurture their very own trees!”

This project is also part of a wider investment into the new school site, that was completed in September 2018, with the 3G astro pitch and changing few being completed a few months later.  Watling Park School, which was rated as a Good School by OfSTED in May 2018, welcome pupils from reception and currently goes up to Year 3, growing every year.

As part of the original commitment, the school is open for evening and weekend lettings of the 3G astro pitch, along with meeting space available within the school during and outside school hours.  For enquires, please contact office@watlingparkschool.org.uk.

Below are pictures of pupils engaged in planting the new trees!

OfSTED judges Halley House as a ‘Good’ School

Halley House School has received its first ever OfSTED report, where inspectors found the school to be “Good” in all areas. The report praises the “rich curriculum”, which is “enhanced by specialist teachers and educational visits”, citing it as a strength of the school. Effective leadership at all levels, including governance, and parental engagement are also highlighted as key strengths of the school: “the highly effective headteacher has a clear vision for the future of this growing school [and] leads a strong team” and “parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school… [and] value the emphasis on outdoor learning.”

Halley House School is situated on the corner of Arcola Street and Shacklewell Lane in Dalston and has been recognised as a valuable primary choice for parents and carers in the Dalston/Stoke Newington area. Opened by Bellevue Place Education Trust in September 2015, the school offers high educational standards, exemplified by positive outcomes at the end of Reception and Key Stage 1, and in the Phonics Screening Check.

The report also highlights “the proportions of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading and mathematics are well above national averages.” Ofsted commented how “all groups of pupils make consistently strong progress in mathematics… and are challenged to extend their understanding.” The inspection identified that “the quality of presentation of pupils’ work is high in English and mathematics” and often “work produced across the wider curriculum is of a high standard.” Children in the Early Years achieve well and as a result of a “variety of learning experiences [that] engage children”, make strong progress.

OfSTED repeatedly draws attention to the school’s commitment to offer a personalised approach in a nurturing and productive environment, commenting on the positive relationships in the school community, notably: “all staff know the pupils and their families well”; “working relationships between staff and children are warm and positive” and “pupils show respect for each other and their teachers.”

As a result, “many pupils are keen to succeed, and they demonstrate positive attitudes to learning”. Pupils’ ability to “respect and celebrate their diversity and understand the importance of treating others equally” was also noted during the inspection. The report praises the school’s emphasis on effective questioning “based on good subject knowledge and the thoughtful use of resources” that “encourages pupils to think about their learning and supports their good progress.” Teachers’ capacity to “make the most of learning opportunities” is recognised, alongside accurate assessments and effective teaching of vocabulary.

The Headteacher, Claire Syms commented on the inspection result:

“I am delighted with our first OfSTED inspection report, which recognises many of our strengths as a school serving a community of which we feel incredibly proud and privileged to be a part. We have been offering a high-quality, personalised education to the young people of Dalston since we first opened our doors in September 2015 and OfSTED’s conclusions vindicate the tireless work, enthusiasm and commitment of staff, parents, governors and pupils who have invested so much in founding our wonderful school community. Our broad and balanced curriculum – delivered by the strong team at Halley House – encourages a culture of creativity, enquiry, confidence and expression, nurturing a population of lifelong thinkers. I am assured that we will build on our early successes and continue to go from strength to strength – we can’t wait for all our adventures that lie ahead!”


Halley House School now welcomes applications for pupils up to Year 3. Prospective families interested in applying for a place for September 2019 can visit the school throughout the Autumn term, with tours held every Wednesday morning at 9.15am. If you are unable to make a scheduled tour, enquiries and requests are welcome, so please do contact our school office to make alternative arrangements.

You can read the full report by following the link: Click here.
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Watling Park School judged as Good School

Watling Park School has been successful in its first ever OfSTED inspection, where inspectors found the school to be “Good” in all areas, with “strong leadership” and “a deep curriculum” enabling pupils to “develop their knowledge and understanding”.

The school was established by Bellevue Place Education Trust in September 2015 and moved into their new building in September 2017. Inspectors celebrated the school’s extensive educational offer, stating “The school’s rich curriculum successfully develops pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.” Furthermore, pupils “benefit from a culture of collaboration”, where teachers regularly develop opportunities to learn through cross-curricular work. On more than one occasion, the report praises the “well-planned” class trips and workshops that comprise the school’s “approach to widen pupils’ experiences”, benefitting students by “broadening their life experiences”. Acting Headteacher, who has let the school since September, Sonia Mallick, commented on the positive report:

“This OfSTED report reflects the dedication and commitment of all of the staff, from teachers and assistants who work in the classrooms to all of my other colleagues who provide fantastic support in so many different ways before, during and after school.  The excellent outcome caps off the hard work and dedication by all involved.”

The enjoyment of staff working at the school is evident in the report, with colleagues quoted as describing the school to be “one big happy family”. The school’s governance structure is also praised for its collaborative ethos, with “strong strategic direction” being provided by the multi-academy trust in order to “improve the school further”.

The Chief Executive from Bellevue Place Education Trust, Mark Greatrex also commented on the inspection result:

“This is a very well deserved inspection report and testament to the hard work everyone has put in to opening this new school.  Watling Park School provides a high quality education to the young people we serve, thanks to current and previous staff who have supported Watling Park on the journey to become an OfSTED-rated Good school.  The school is very well led and its pupils, our excellent staff and parents are increasingly working closely together in partnership, which helps children learn.  It was most pleasing when the inspector credited the school on driving up standards while staying firm to our philosophy of providing a broad and balanced education offer for all pupils – a principle from our vision.”

Engagement from parents surrounding the inspection was overwhelmingly positive, with 88% claiming to recommend the school to another parent. All schools operated by Bellevue Place Education Trust seek to establish an environment for pupils to “learn, enjoy and succeed”. Inspectors commented on the regular use of “strong questioning to develop pupils’ thinking further”, acknowledging an atmosphere of regular enquiry that reflects the school’s ‘Thinking Schools’ approach. Crucial to this is the drive for a varied programme of enrichment that extends beyond the classroom, evident in the school’s “well resourced” outdoor learning environment and “broad range” of after-school clubs.

With a new Headteacher appointed and set to start next academic year, the positive OfSTED result is an acknowledgement of the fantastic work done this far in the school’s journey.

A link to the OfSTED report can be found by following the link: Click here

Appointment of a Chief Operating Officer

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Dixon to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Bellevue Place Education Trust.

Stuart is brings a wealth of experience in buildings and procurement and most recently as a Capital Project Manager for Lambeth Borough Council.  Within his current role, Stuart works in the Major Capital Projects on a range of projects and also acting as client of a large school PFI contract which included construction and subsequent FM service delivery. Stuart has also had in-depth involvement with schools that have converted to Academy status both at Lambeth and in another Borough.

He has held a number of strategic leadership roles within the local authority housing; a central government funding and regulatory organisation; the voluntary housing sector where he was Director of Housing and Company Secretary, and also within the private sector as a management consultant. In addition, Stuart is also the sponsor-appointed Chair of Governors for Harris Primary Academy Beckenham Green and a publicly-elected Governor for an NHS Mental Health and Community Foundation Trust.

Stuart brings to the Trust a breadth of experience that will enable him to support the Trust’s work through providing strategic leadership and direction to the operation functions across BPET.  As Chief Operating Officer, Stuart will lead on health and safety, risk management, procurement, IT and Board administration functions.  This strong appointment mean the Trust will be in an excellent position to deliver key operational support to the schools and on aspects of the BPET 3 Year Strategic Plan.”

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