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.

Ofsted Inspection Report 2018

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Bowmandale News

Conker Competition 2018

Conker final 2018   Conkers final 2018

This afternoon, the whole school gathered in the hall for this year's conker competition final.

All week, Key Stage 2 children have been battling it out for a place in the final and today we got to find out who would be the winner. We started with 16 competitors but 8 were soon knocked out. Then it was down to 4 and, at last, 2 people were left battling face to face. There can only be one winner, however, and this year we have to say a big well done to Niamh who will get her name engraved on the trophy.

Here were the winners and runners up.

1st Niamh
2nd Michael
3rd Corey
4th Oliver

Inspire Afternoon

Inspire afternoon   Inspire afternoon

Yesterday, we held our first inspire afternoon. All of the teachers and teaching assistants chose an inspiring activity they wanted to share with the children to give them the chance to try something new. The staff obviously have a wide range of interests because the activities on offer ranged from art and athletics through to music and camping. Two of the teachers even brought their dogs to school! It's safe to say that the children and grown-ups all had a super afternoon and we can't wait to do it again!

Rock Up

Rock Up   Rock Up

This morning Year 5 shone on their class visit to Rock up, they showed not only amazing perseverance but also great team work when supporting each other! We were very proud of all the children today, their hard work even inspired the staff to join in!

We held our own Olympic event on the speed wall, bringing the competitive side out in us all! Well done the both Oscar and Isaac for tremendous speed climbing, winning in their own groups meaning they both received a voucher to return to Rock up. An amazing time of 18.02 seconds was set as record by Oscar.

When we returned to school, we considered the pros and cons of rock climbing in general and then considered the decision of the Olympic officials with allowing it in the Ancient Greek founded Olympic Games in 2020.

Great work Year 5!

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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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