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  • 30/01/23

    Great Bowden Academy Adopt Trees in Hursley Park

    On Friday, Mrs Bishop and six pupils planted two Oak trees in the village park. And what muddy fun was had! As part of Great Bowden’s Hursley Park ‘Adopt a Tree’ scheme, Great Bowden Academy has committed to adopt two trees in the park. The Hursley Park RMC reached out to the vi...
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  • 30/01/23

    GBA Basketball Team Win 'Spirit of the Games' Award

    Last week the Great Bowden Academy basketball team travelled to Robert Smyth Academy to take part in a local schools tournament. The competition was extremely competitive with many teams fielding very strong teams. We had several close games with only had a point between the two teams. Unfortun...
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  • 09/01/23

    GBA Win Silver 'Active October' Awards

    16th December: It’s a huge congratulations to all the children for their efforts in the recent South Leicestershire Schools Sports Partnership ‘Active October’. All the activity the children did back October saw us achieve the silver place award – a fantastic effort for the s...
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  • 09/12/22

    Panto Magic and Advent Window Fun

    The Christmas excitement builds this week as we had a host of Christmsa activity, from pantos, advent window reveals and even a visit from Father Christmas himself! The fantastic Chaplins Mini Pantos performed ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ today and the whole school was thoroughly ent...
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  • 09/12/22

    Santa's Grotto – A Magical Day

    What a magical day to remember yesterday. Everyone, young and old were amazed to see the wonderfully magical grotto created by our fantastic PTA, ready for our special guest appearance – Father Christmas and his elf! To make Santa feel at home the PTA team, lead by Charlotte S and Emily C, cre...
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  • 02/12/22

    The Book Wishlist

    Thinking of buying the school a Christmas gift? We know it’s a busy and expensive time of year. Lots of people to buy for, lots of fun activities to do. However, a few of you lovely parents and carers have asked if there was anything the school would like for Christmas. If you would like...
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  • 25/11/22

    Updated School Attendance Policy

    The school's School Attendance Policy has recently been updated. Our updated Trust School Attendance Policy is now live on our website, and can be found with all our policies on our 'Policies' page under 'Key Information' here. 
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  • 04/11/22

    New PTA Team Announced

    We’re now into the second half of our first term and have already seen some fantastic events and fundraising. We have been delighted by the enthusiasm and support you have all shown. Last week's Spooky Disco was a great success and is always the highlight of the Autumn term for the childre...
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  • 04/11/22

    Mini Bikers

    This term Reception and Year 1 have been enjoying getting out on the balance bikes for Mini Bikers. Mr Mason has recently trained with the Bikeability team in order to run these sessions. So much fun and whizzing about! Learning to balance, children are actively building strength in their legs an...
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  • 28/10/22

    Field Trips

    We were delighted to go on a couple of exciting field trips this week. First it was the turn of Class 3 and 4 to visit the wonderful Leicester Museum and Art gallery (previously known as the New Walk Museum) to see the Ancient Egyptians exhibition, helping them to bring their current topic to life...
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  • 14/10/22

    Reading Nook and New Library Plans

    We are delighted with the new ‘reading nook’ we have created for additional breakout space. Thank you to those parents who donated items, we really appreciate your generosity. We think it looks cosy and inviting and is already getting lots of use. We are also excited to have started p...
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  • 15/09/22

    New Classrooms Officially Open

    We had a super afternoon at our ‘opening ceremony’ to celebrate the completion of our new purpose-built double classroom building. Revd Hils Corcoran, from Great Bowden St Peter & St Paul Church, conducted a blessing of the building, followed by Stef Edwards, Learn-At Trust L...
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