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Welcome, Ethos, Vision & Values


I have come that they might have life and have it in abundance. John 10:10
At Bowdon Church School we believe our whole community should thrive spiritually and academically in a loving, caring school family where everyone is valued. We will grow together, following Jesus, secure in the love of God.


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.  


We are proud of our reputation as a friendly, caring school, with high expectations of both achievement and behaviour. This spirit is fostered through the relationship between home, church and school and we strive to promote the values of our Christian faith throughout daily life.  Visitors to the school comment on the happy learning environment and sense of purpose and commitment demonstrated by staff and pupils.  The ethos of the school and the standard of learning and teaching are extremely important to us and are given high priority in our strategic decisions.


While focusing on high standards of attainment, we are fully committed to the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum.  We offer a wide range of opportunities and use both tried and tested and creative methods of learning and teaching.  We pride ourselves on our capability to provide opportunities for individual children, taking personal learning styles into account. 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.  Staff are passionate about children's learning and are committed to undertaking research, carrying out analysis and sharing practice to ensure that we can offer the very best educational opportunities to our children.


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 inclusive approach to children with additional needs, of the numbers of children opting to be involved in sport, the creative and performing arts; children’s spiritual development, our work in the community and our promotion of a healthy way of life.  


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.


Sam Halliwell 




We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Mrs Halliwell, Headteacher

OFSTED REPORT MARCH 2020 - Outstanding in all areas

'Bowdon CofE Primary School is a wonderfully vibrant place for pupils to learn and thrive. Everyone is welcomed with open arms into this highly successful school. The school’s Christian ethos shines through all that it does. Pupils embody the school’s ‘golden values’ of being ready, respectful, kind and safe. They recognise adults in the school as excellent role models. Pupils’ personal development is exceptional. Staff have extremely high expectations of all pupils. The expertise of staff ensures that pupils achieve exceptionally well in all areas of the curriculum. Pupils are well equipped to become curious, self-motivated individuals who believe that they can achieve all they want to. They flourish. Pupils leave the school extremely well prepared for the future. Pupils of all ages are absorbed in their learning. Their behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. Pupils are polite, well-mannered and greet everyone with a smile. Parents and carers said that they are highly impressed with the school and the array of opportunities that it gives to their children. Pupils benefit from nurturing leaders and passionate staff. Pupils and parents said that this school is amazing.'


The full report can found below