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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.

Mrs L Bontoft, Headteacher


Information for Parents

We aim to keep parents up to date with school news and information.

The school publishes a weekly newsletter and we have created a new Useful Information section on our website.

Governor Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for parent and community governors. If you would like to become more involved with the school and feel you would take on this challenging voluntary role, please contact the school office for details of how to apply.

Upcoming Events

Monday 20th October
E-Safeguarding meeting for parents

Tuesday 21st October
Miss Havercroft, Miss Darley and Mrs Dent's trip

Friday 24th October
Close for half term

Monday 3rd November
School opens

Monday 10th November
Parents' evening

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Starting school

Bowmandale News

Conker competition winners

Conker Competition 2014

Hi I'm George, and I am a conker competition finalist. I will now tell you all about the final.

Mr Taylor picked names out of a tub and he picked me and I played a boy named Harvey. We played along, and eventually I won him by hitting his conker off the string. Next round it was "George vs Alisha" a year 5 girl. It went on and on, but I eventually won on best of 5. So I went through to the semi-finals and played on a year 6 girl Sophie. It was tense but I managed to keep calm all the way through. At last, it was best out of 5.ZZZZZZZZZZ! The game was exciting until it was sudden death! Losing wasn't an option. We had 1 hit each and it was tiresome, until Sophie missed and hit the string. So this was it. If I hit her conker than I would win. Bang!!!! I’d won. Into the finals I went. Now, I was against a brilliant contestant. Jayden. I was extremely close to winning it all, but then………… I hit my own conker off the string! It rolled across the floor and a teacher put it in the bin. We shook hands and I went to sit down. Overall it was one of the best moments of my lfe at school!

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed it!

By George

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