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

Prize Giving 2019

Prize Giving 2019   Prize Giving 2019

On Friday afternoon, parents, pupils, staff and governors all joined together to celebrate the children's achievements throughout this school year. These awards recognise hard work, growth mindset and outstanding achievement in all subjects. A special endeavour award for a child in Year 2 and Year 6 was presented by Mr Broddley from Barton Lions. Mrs Dunstan presented a shield to members of the winning team of this year's Olympic day and we were very pleased to welcome Mr Lloyd who presented a prize for winning artwork in the Armed Forces competition.

This year we also said goodbye to Mrs Palin who is leaving us this July to enjoy her retirement. Mrs Palin has worked at Bowmandale for many years and we wish her all the best. We hope we will see her again very soon.

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Colour Run

Colour Run   Colour Run

Last week, we finally got to experience our colour run which had been postponed since the Summer Fun Day. The Get Ahead team came to set up the course and, in the afternoon, everyone who wanted to take part had their turn getting completely covered in paint which the teachers enjoyed throwing around. At the end though, everyone got a turn throwing paint into the air and the effect was spectacular.

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Key Stage 2 Sports Day

KS2 Sports Day   KS2 Sports Day

Earlier this week, on a perfect sunny afternoon, we held our Key Stage 2 sports day. The afternoon began with a presentation to the winners of the ball throwing competition and then the races kicked off with the 60 metre sprint. Next came the half lap, full lap and, after a break for the toddlers' races, the one and a half and two lap races. The afternoon finally came to a close with the relays. Thank you to everyone who came to watch and to everyone who helped out.

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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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