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

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

Bowmandale News

Bowmandale's Got Talent

Bowmandale's Got Talent   Bowmandale's Got Talent

Bowmandale's Got Talent   Bowmandale's Got Talent

Last night, it was the long-awaited Bowmandale's Got Talent. Fifteen hopeful contestants wowed the packed hall with an amazing variety of talents. We had singers, dancers, DJ, acrobats and more! The audience were spellbound and the judges were bowled over by the quality of the acts.

At the interval, the audience cast their votes and, after a nail-biting wait, Miss Picksley and Miss Singleton announced the winners. In 3rd place was Josh and ben with their amazing talent of saying any word backwards. In 2nd was Sara who captivated everyone with her version of 'Tomorrow' from 'Annie', and in 1st place was Isabelle and Lauren who simply stunned everyone by performing their own song, 'Bright Lights'. Needless to say everyone had a wonderful time and we all eagerly await next year's show.

Well done to all of the contestants whose hard work and practice was obvious, not to mention their talent and courage. Thanks to parents for their support and to our organisers Miss Picksley and Miss Singleton who not only did a brilliant job bringing us this show but also raised £350 for Comic Relief.

See pictures of all the contestants on our app.

Football Tournament

Football tournament   Football tournament

Football tournament   Football tournament

On Thursday morning, Mrs Douglass and Mr Towers took 15 year 5 children to Baysgarth School to compete in a five a side football tournament. We entered three mixed teams who each played four first round matches against teams from Castledyke and St. Peters. After the first round, the standings were announced and our teams went into the second round play offs for 4th and 7th place. In the end we came 4th, 5th and 9th.

All of the children worked together in their teams, even though some didn't have previous competitive experience, and the results reflected their effort. Well do to our three teams for taking part in such a spirit of competition, collaboration and fun.

Mini All Stars

Mini All Stars   Mini All Stars

On Thursday 9th march 2017 12 people walked to Baysgarth School to compete in an athletics competition. There were 8 schools competing.

We did lots of activities such as quoit throw, agility, a 20m sprint, speed bounce, vertical jump, chest push and 10m tag race. Some people did really well on speed bounce but others were good at quoit throw and others were good at vertical jump.

The last thing we did is that all of the schools including us to announced the winner. They did it in reverse order and we all got to do a drum roll and…


By Tegan and Marssel

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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.

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Useful Information

The school day

Reporting an absence

School uniform

Home learning tasks

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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