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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 do not offer our own wraparound care but we work closely with local businesses who do. These include Castle Lane Day Nursery and Caterpillar Day Nursery, both of which drop off and collect from Great Bowden daily using their own special mini buses. Please contact them directly for further details.

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 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 Sport Coach, Mr Kadiri. These change every half-term and are delivered on a first booked in basis (via Arbor).  We also work with local business to deliver extra activities to benefit our pupils. 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 options to choose from each day. School meals are free in Reception and Key Stage 1, but need to be paid for in Key Stage 2. Children can also bring a packed lunch if the wish. To pay for a school meal please log into your ParentPay account.