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Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important responsibilities for a parent/carer.  Although this website can not possibly convey the full atmosphere of care, excitement for learning and excellence that we foster, hopefully you will find the information that you need to help you to make that choice. 


Bowdon Church School is one of the highest performing primary schools nationally but the success of our pupils in national tests and as they move on to secondary schools presents only a narrow view of the experiences offered here.  We are equally proud of our fully inclusive approach to children with special needs, of the numbers of children opting to be involved in sport, the creative and performing arts, our work in the community, the development of enterprise and our promotion of a healthy way of life. 


The strong partnerships between governors, staff, children, parents, our churches and the local community contribute to the achievements, the facilities and the forward thinking approach of the school.


In order to fully appreciate the standards and the opportunities offered by a Primary Education at Bowdon Church School, the staff and governors warmly invite all prospective parents to visit us and see the school in action for themselves. To arrange a visit, please telephone the school office on 0161 928 8907.


Sharon Martin


Please see the documents below for further details and for our admissions arrangements.  It is important to:


  1.  Complete an application with Trafford admissions at www.trafford.gov.uk by 15th January 2018
  2. Complete the additional form to be returned to us.  This will help us to make decisions based on our oversubscription criteria.


Parents who are applying for a Foundation Place (church links) for their child, need to record their church attendance using the sign in sheets or record cards provided by the churches.  Please speak to a member of the youth team or a church warden if you are unsure of how this operates.


Please note that places are reserved for local children who may not have an affiliation to a church.  However, as an Anglican Church Aided School; RE, collective worship and the whole ethos of the school are based on Christian values.  Parents who would be unwilling to support the school’s Christian ethos might wish to seek a place elsewhere.

Admissions Policy 2018

Additional admissions information form

School Prospectus