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At Bowdon Church School we value the importance of History and its place in the children's learning. Through careful planning, we deliver high-quality history education which will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.


We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, shift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We believe that History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.


When children leave us, they will have a good understanding of the Early History of Britain, how wider civilisations  have shaped the way we live today and the differences between British History and that of the world. We also want our children to leave with an understanding of how their local environment has changed and how the past has shaped where they live today, so we cover aspects of Manchester, Altrincham and Bowdon's History to ensure the children's experience is relevant and enjoyable .