An Introduction to Mr Turvey

I’m writing to introduce myself to you as the new Headteacher at Tubbenden Primary School. I am very excited to be taking up this position and look forward to working with your children and getting to know you over the coming weeks, months and years.

I was born and schooled in Orpington, and worked for a short period in the City. After completing my University degree I began my teaching career in East London. I have been in education for twenty-seven years now, and in that time taught all ages in a wide range of schools in East London, Kent, and now Bromley. I’ve also been in senior school leadership positions for twenty years now! I am married with two adult sons.

My most recent experience was as Headteacher of Darrick Wood Junior School, where I had over ten very happy years. I firmly believe that we should always be learners ourselves, and that change is a good thing as well as inevitable. With that in mind I decided to seek a new challenge and was delighted to be appointed here.

I must express that I am very grateful to Mr Youlton for all his hard work over a number of years in bringing Tubbenden Primary to its current strong position. I aim to build on its many existing strengths to make the school even better, and have already begun the process of consultation with staff and Governors about how this might be achieved. In the near future I will provide you with opportunities to ‘have your say’ so that your views can form a part of the improvement planning process. In the meantime I have included my email address below should you wish to communicate directly with me. I shall also endeavour to be at the entrance doors and outside as often as I can so please come and find me and introduce yourself.

I’d like to reassure you that we will continue to have the highest expectations of, and aims for your children, and will strive to support them to achieve.

Many thanks for your support.



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Ofsted Report

Tubbenden Primary School Ofsted Report March 2013 and covering letter from Chair of Governors, Mrs Kim Neighbour

Link to Ofsted website


Ofsted School Data Dashboard

The School Data Dashboard provides a snapshot of school performance at Key Stages 1, 2 and 4. The dashboard can be used by school governors and by members of the public to check the performance of the school in which they are interested.

The School Data Dashboard complements the Ofsted school inspection report by providing an analysis of school performance over a three-year period. Data can be filtered by key stage or by topic:

  • Expected progress
  • Attainment
  • Attendance
  • Narrowing the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils

Ofsted School Data Dashboard






Department Education, Achievement and Attainment Data

Tubbenden Primary School became and Academy on 1st March 2012. All the relevant details are shown in the Community link below.

Department for Education  - Tubbenden Primary School - pre 1st March 2012

Department for Education  - Tubbenden Primary School Academy 1st March 2012


School Trip Blog

see: http://tubbendenschooltrip.edublogs.org

Db Primary VLE for pupils and staff  
Db Primary VLE For Governors

Accommodation Hire

The school has halls and other accommodation available for hire, for occasional events or more regular activities during the week, such as evening classes, exercise classes etc.
For full details and availability please contact the School Office on 01689 856029


Severe Weather/School Closure

Should it be necessary to close the school due to extreme weather conditions a Groupcall text message will be sent to keep you up-to-date.

We will also update our school’s website home page with news, but do bear in mind that in previous year’s, demand for access to the website has meant it has not always been possible to find out up-to-date information from our site early in the mornings.

OpenCheck, is a new service where you can check the schools open status.   Please keep a note of the website link listed below. You will need to select Bromley and Tubbenden Primary School, which will report the school's open/closed status.  This service is also available via a phone message service.  When using the phone message service users will need to enter the schools seven digit DfE code to identify their school.

Website:-   http://map.lgfl.org.uk/opencheck/

The access phone number:- (020) 8408 7508   The school’s 7-digit DfE code:- 3055207.




Tubbenden Primary School: a company limited by guarantee

Registered in England: Company Number 07943613

Registered Office: Sandy Bury, Orpington BR6 9SD

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