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.

Head Teacher: Mrs E Dunstan

Key Information

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

Bowmandale News

Conker Competition 2017

Conker Competition   Conker Competition

This afternoon we held our annual conker competition final. The entire school assembled in a packed hall to watch the finalists battle it out for the prestigious Bowmandale conker competition trophy.

32 competitors were drawn to form 16 pairings. From these, the 16 winners made it through to the second round. 16 then became 8 and we were into the quarter final. The excitement mounted as the matches went to best of 5. The semi final had arrived! The tension was palpable as the semi finalists entered best of 5 and then sudden death. All players at this stage were expert but someone had to go through. It was a close run thing but in the end we had our 2017 conker competition champion.

Well done to all of this year's contestants and a special well done to the finalists.

You can see more pictures on our app.

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest   Enchanted Forest

Yesterday the children in Reception were introduced to the natural loose parts collection. The children made a range of different designs and then tried different ways to improve them. Four children made the most amazing enchanted forest with hedgehogs and fairies hiding within it, it was the most beautiful forest we had seen! Together we decided we needed more natural resources so we went to collect more conkers and interesting leaves. We had a wonderful time learning about different trees and their names.

You can see more pictures on our app.

Harvest Assembly

Harvest Assembly   Harvest Assembly

Last Friday, we celebrated Autumn with our harvest assembly. Each class prepared a song or a poem which they performed to a packed hall of parents and pupils. Thank you to everyone who donated produce and well done to all the children.

You can see more pictures on our app.

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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

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


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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