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

Imagination Library

Imagination Library   Imagination Library

The children in Reception went to Baysgarth Leisure Centre to take part in an Imagination Library reading event. We walked across to the centre for a morning of fun and lots of parents came with us! At the centre, a large number of diffferent activities were set up for us which were all linked to different books the children have received through the Imagination Library. The children then took part in an interactive story about the little red train, we had a wonderful morning and a big thank you to all the parents who came with us.

You can see more pictures on our app.

Football Tournament

Football Tournament   Football Tournament

Congratulations to all 35 pupils who proudly represented the school at the Year 3/4 Football Tournament on Thursday afternoon. We had great fun whilst displaying fantastic teamwork and some amazing skills. Not only that, teams from Bowmandale won all 3 leagues at the largest festival ever held at Baysgarth! A huge well done to those 15 children.

We would like to say a massive thank you to the generous volunteers who kindly accompanied the teams to the event.

You can see more pictures on our app.

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.

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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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