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Great Bowden Academy

Great Bowden Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question which hasn't been asked below, please don't hesitate to contact the Office who will only be too willing to help. Email the Office by clicking here


Q. Do you offer wraparound care?

A. We are pleased to inform you that we now offer wraparound care at Great Bowden Academy. This service is provided by Premier Education and runs before and after school every day the school is open. Find out more about our wraparound care, including times, prices and how to book here

We also offer a range of before and after-school clubs including sports activities, mostly lead by our Sports Coach, dance and science classes and our choir.

Q. Who is your sister school?

A. Ridgeway Primary Academy is our sister school. We share the same Executive Head, Sarah Bishop, and some of our staff split their time between our school and Ridgeway. This arrangement works really well as we share our expertise and all children benefit. Great Bowden Academy has its own Head of School, Rebecca Blagburn, who oversees the day to day running of the school and staff.

Q. Do you offer after-school clubs?

A. Yes. We hold a variety of free after-school sports activities, organised by our Sports Coach, Mr Kadiri. These change every half-term and are delivered on a first booked in basis (via our Arbor booking system).  We also work with local businesses to deliver extra activities to benefit our pupils including a choir, dance, science and French classes. For a full list and timetable, please contact the Office.

Q. What is the school food like?

A. Our school meals are freshly cooked each day on site. We work with LTS Catering Services who cook the food, devise the menus and ensure the food is of a high standard, nutritionally balanced and tasty. There are two to three options to choose from each day. School meals are free in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, but need to be paid for in Key Stage 2. Children can also bring a packed lunch if they wish. To pay for a school meal, please log into your ParentPay account. For more information and to see our current lunch menu please click here