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

Download our 2018 Ofsted Inspection Report.

Bowmandale News

Radio Humberside Visit

Digital Ambassadors' Visit To Radio Humberside   Digital Ambassadors' Visit To Radio Humberside

Yesterday we had an amazing afternoon at BBC Radio Humberside. As part of our roles as ambassadors, we were taken on a tour around the studios to gain an understanding of the work and commitment of the staff at the BBC. Surprisingly, when we met Sally Fairfax she asked if we wanted to go on live radio – we of course, all agreed. Coincidently, she was discussing with her audience the amount of time children spend online and watching the TV, we became her perfect guests as she was able to interview us. Although we were nervous, we gained confidence throughout our interview and were able to help with the show – it was a great experience.

After we learnt all about the radio and how it is controlled, we went to the filming section and met numerous people that help to produce and present the shows – we were a little star struck when we met Peter Levy! We discussed our role with him and he seemed impressed with the work that we complete here at Bowmandale.

We had an amazing afternoon and learnt what happens behind the scenes, we are hoping to work with David Reeves to create our own Digital Ambassador film to go on the BBC Radio Humberside's social media sites demonstrating how we keep people safe online both at home and school.


Robinwood   Robinwood

Last month, Year 4 spent three days at Robinwood Activity Centre in Todmorden trying a range of outdoor and indoor adventure activities. Everyone was encouraged to leave their comfort zones and push themselves into their 'stretch zone', including the adults. For some people it was the climbing wall and trapeze that stretched them, whilst for others it was the caving and bouldering, not to mention that it was many of the children's first time sleeping away from home. It was wonderful to watch the children's confidence grow over the time we were there. Their courage and perseverance was a credit to themselves and the school and they made all of the adults very proud.

You can see many more pictures on our app.

Young Voices 2019

Young Voices 2019   Young Voices 2019

We went to Sheffield Arena with Mrs Everson, Miss Dunkerly, Mrs Mason and Mrs Dunstan. Young Voices was really fun because there was an embarrassing dad dancing session and we took part in the biggest choir in the world. There were lots of famous popstars and hip hoppers. We had to hold little torches and wave them about in the darkness whilst we sang. We had to practise over 11 songs for 4 months, the most popular songs was mostly pop medley and the Greatest Showman. We were there for about eleven hours and we set off at eleven and came home at ten oclock. It was the best experience ever!!!

By Alex and Emily

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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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