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

Download our most recent Ofsted Inspection Report.

Bowmandale News

Key Stage 1 Sports Day

KS1 Sports Day   KS1 Sports Day

This afternoon we held our postponed Key Stage 1 Sports Day and the weather was perfect for running! First up were the 60m races, then came the egg and spoon race followed by collecting beanbags and finally balancing a beanbag on the head. Lots of parents came to watch the children showed great determination and sportsmanship. Well done everyone who took part and thank you to the Sports Ambassadors who helped keep the event running smoothly.

Artsmark Silver Award

Artsmark Silver Award

Over the past two years Bowmandale have been working hard to achieve the Artsmark, accredited by Arts Council England. We aim to teach a broad and balanced curriculum and the award is acknowledgement of the fact that we recognise children need the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts. We are delighted to announce we have been awarded a Silver level status and plans are already underway to go for Gold!

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.

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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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