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

Christmas Concerts

Wriggly Nativity

This year, our children performed three Christmas concerts.

The Foundation children performed 'Wriggly Nativity' which was a wonderfully wriggly version of the traditional Nativity story. The children looked beautiful in their costumes and their voices were clear and carried all the way to the back of the hall. It was a magical performance for pupils and adults alike.

KS1 Christmas concert   KS1 Christmas concert

Key Stage 1 performed 'A King is Born' - a traditional re-telling of the Christmas Story as told by Mum, Dad, Grandma and Grandad to their four children. The actors and singers gave us a lively performance and the costumes added the final touch.

KS2 Christmas concert   KS2 Christmas concert

This year, Key Stage 2 performed a version of Charles Dickins' 'A Christmas Carol' called 'Scrooge: A Ghost of a Chance'. The actors, dancers, singers and stage hands had a lot to learn but their hours of practice paid off with a flawless performance.

Thank you to everyone who helped out with costumes, scenery and helping the children learn their parts. We look forward to another season of concerts again next year!

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Eureka   Eureka

Eureka   Eureka

On Friday, we went to Eureka in Halifax. We all enjoyed it. We learnt about the digestive system and the human body. First, we explored some of the teeth and pretended that we were doctors and patients using a fake computer. We could talk to each other through a speaker pretending that we were doctors, midwives and patients.

Before dinner we went to the bit where you could make robots and play on iPads and control remote control robot cars and you could race each other as racoons. You had to the control levers side to side to make your racoons switch with over to dodge the objects. Then we had our lunch on a train that didn’t move.

After lunch, we went to our workshop called From Chew To Poo. There was a banana sandwich and we looked at where it would go before coming out of your bottom. When it comes out of you bottom your poo is meant to look like sausage! When it drops into the toilet it is meant to sink NOT FLOAT!

Then we went home on the coach. We were all exhausted from our long day of exploring at Eureka.

By Ben and Molly

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Beech House Visit

Beech House Visit   Beech House Visit

This morning ten children from Reception walked down to Beech House Care Home to visit some of the residents. The residents joined us in the dining area and together we made some Christmas crackers for the Fayre. The ladies were a huge help and we managed to make lots of crackers! The children enjoyed telling the ladies about life at Bowmandale. We have invited the residents to the Reception nativity play and we will be visiting Beech House again in the new year.

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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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