Welcome to Bowmandale Primary School

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Welcome to the website for Bowmandale Primary School. I hope that this site gives you a good insight into our school and demonstrates our commitment to creating a positive and rewarding environment in which our pupils can learn and grow.

We have high hopes for all our pupils and it is important to us that children enjoy the time they spend here. Our aim is to provide a learning experience that will help all children to make rapid progress, whatever their starting point. We want them to have the best possible start in life and help them to acquire the skills, knowledge, understanding and ambition to prepare them for life beyond the classroom. We want all of our children to achieve the very best that they can.

It's vital that we work closely with parents and carers and we encourage you to take an active interest in your child's education and school life – your contribution is valued and important. Our school is always striving to improve and we are eager to work closely with the whole school community to achieve our ambition of providing our pupils with the best possible start to their education.

Head teacher: Mrs E Dunstan

Bowmandale News

Conker Competition 2016

Conker Competition winners   Conker competition finalists

This afternoon everyone gathered together to watch the 36th annual conker competition. Excitement mounted as the names were drawn for the first round of the final. Lots of people lost but, after sudden death, some got in to the quarter finals. There were some good shots and some not so good shots. In the semi finals it was Leah vs. Bailey and Charlie-rose vs. Sazan. Everyone was anxious about who would get in the final.

Finally we had our finalists: Charlie-rose and Leah. The players were evenly matched, both showing tremendous skill. After 5 mins of play Mr Taylor called for best of 5. Both players were faultless and the game moved on to sudden death. Everyone held their breaths as shot after shot hit their target but finally Charlie-rose missed one shot allowing victory for Leah.

Well done to everyone who took part and a special well done to Leah and the other finalists.

By Alyssa, Maya-Jane, Poppy and Mr Towers

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Information for Parents

Keeping in Touch

We aim to keep parents up to date with school news and information. The school publishes a monthly newsletter and a termly curriculum newsletter.

If you have an Apple or Android phone, you can keep up to date via our app.

Key Information

Statutory information about our school is conveniently collected on our Key Information page.

Parent View

Parent View is an online service provided by Ofsted which allows parents to give feedback about their child's school. We welcome comments and opinions and encourage parents to use this service.

Parent View website

Useful Information

The school day

Reporting an absence

School uniform

Home learning

Starting school



The Bowmandale App

The Bowmandale app is designed to keep you well informed about your child's life at school. It is a quick and easy way to stay up to date with news, events, curriculum information, contacts details and the like, and offers the benefit of instant alerts and reminders.

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The Bowmandale app is available to download for free for Apple and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play. Friends and relatives are welcome to download the app too.

App Store    Google Play

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