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 safe, 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 positive, nurturing learning environment for all children to enable them to achieve their potential and be the best that they can be. 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 their very best.

Mrs E Dunstan, Head Teacher


Key Information

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Bowmandale News

Foundation and Key Stage 1 Sports Day

Foundation and Key Stage 1 Sports Day   Foundation and Key Stage 2 Sports Day

Yesterday afternoon, we had our Foundation and Key Stage 1 sports day. Lots of parents took advantage of the warm weather and came to watch an afternoon of sports.

The races kicked off with with 60m, 50m and 40m sprints, followed by skipping and egg and spoon. We then took a break for the toddlers' race, which was as popular as ever. We rounded off the afternoon with the shuttle race and balancing bean bags and quoits.

Thank you to Mrs Palin and her helpers for organising this event and to everyone who watched and participated.

Key Stage 2 Sports Day

Key Stage 2 Sports Day   Key Stage 2 Sports Day

The pupils of KS2 have been working hard on sports day, supported by our parents and teachers. We were all happy to run our tired legs off and the Head Teacher, Mrs E Dunstan, was proud to see the pupils of her school become running superstars.

First, Miss Turner announced the winners of the Ball Throwing Competition, then the runners were called up to do the races. Everyone was filled with joy when the skipping race was called out for the second race and the runners weren't giving up whenever they stumbled or fell to the ground but they surged on with great power and strength!

Now the toddlers race was the final race we were waiting for. All the children of Bowmandale were pleased to have a special bond with their younger relatives as they ran like lightning to get first along the way. The Year 6's will have this memorable moment too as they also did their races like nobody's business!

For great Sportsmanship, our teachers, family and friends, including Mrs E Dunstan, were watching like hawks. Lastly, we all gave a round of applause for Mrs Palin for helping out with the equipment for Sports Day.

We had all got our fingers crossed for the weather for the school's KS1 Sports Day Event when we saw the clouds looming over us. All of our school are looking forward many other events in a couple of weeks time and we hope that the summer days don't disappear at all now.

By Fallon

Arts Week

Arts Week   Arts Week

Last week, Bowmandale held their first ever arts week. This was a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn about national artists and artists within their locality throughout the week. Everybody did a splendid job and Bowmandale clearly have some budding future artists. Furthermore, we would like to thank everyone who made a contribution for their child's artwork.

Miss Picksley and Miss Grierson

Rotary Young Writer Competition 2017

Rotary Young Writer Competition 2017   Rotary Young Writer Competition 2017

We are very proud to announce our pupils' success in the Rotary Young Writer Competition 2017. All our writers were commended for their high standard of writing and each received a certificate of achievement.

The greatest accolade, however, goes to Tyra-Jo who won regional first place in the 7-11 age group. She was presented with a book token, a regional certificate and a certificate from Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. Her winning entry will now go forward into the national final.

Congratulations to all our writers and especially to Tyra-Jo. We await the results of the final with heightened anticipation!

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Parents and Carers

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.

Parent View

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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.

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