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

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Bowmandale News

Easter Competition

Easter Competition   Easter Competition

There were some amazing entries in this year's Easter competition. Can you name the book the characters are from? A big thank you to every one who entered. The winning entries from each class were shared in the April newsletter.

There are lots more pictures on our app.

Bowmandale's Got Talent

World Book Day

World Book Day   World Book Day

Last night it was the final of our annual talent contest - Bowmandale's Got Talent! Well over a hundred family and friends came to show their support and cast their votes. Just as in the previous two years, we were treated to a wonderful and varied display of talent from children of all ages from across the school.

The show opened with last year's winners who were invited back to reprise their excellent performance and join the panel of judges alongside Miss Rushby from Rushby Dance and Fitness and our governor representative, Mr Thompson. The children's hours of preparation showed in the incredibly high standard of their performances – every one of them was amazing - from dancers to martial artists, to puppeteers.

The staff would like to say a huge 'well done' to the children for sharing their talents with us and to the adults who supported the performers to allow them their moment to shine in the spotlight. We are already excited about next year's show!

Sales of tickets and donations for refreshments raised £141 for the children's bereavement support group Jen's Special Place. Thank you.

World Book Day

World Book Day   World Book Day

This week was World Book Day and everyone made a huge effort as usual to come to school dressed as a book character. There were lots of book related activities going on and many children brought entries for the 'book in a box' competition which were wonderful. The day finished with a 'stay and read' session where parents and carers came to school to read with their children.

Be sure to check out our app for more pictures.

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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.

App screenshots

The Bowmandale app is available to download for free for Apple and Android devices on the App Store and Google Play - just search for 'Piota Schools' and then search for and select 'Bowmandale' when you open the app. Friends and relatives are welcome to download the app too.

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