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Great Bowden Academy

News & Events

We aim to keep you abreast of all the latest news and information here in our 'News and Events' section, as well as on our social pages on Instagram and Facebook 

For our weekly updates, please see our Newsletters.

Or for the latest news, please see our Latest News articles

Autumn Term Topics

Your class teacher will have sent round a newsletter at the beginning of term outlining the topic and learning plan for the first term of the year. Please see attached at the bottom of this page a recap of this newsletter. Topics this term are:

Class 1 and Class 2: Why is a bee not like me?
Class 3 and Class 4: How does the Golden Age of Islam affect the way I live my life today?
Class 5: Victorian Invention and the Coming of the Railways


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Coffee Mornings

Parents and carers are invited to attend a coffee morning with our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCo) Libby Harris and others to a termly coffee morning. These will be held jointly with Ridgeway and Great Bowden academies, so will alternate the venue between these 2 schools. Each coffee morning will have a focus as well as an opportunity for general discussion. The dates for this year’s coffee mornings are as follows:

  • Tuesday 24th October 2023, 9:30-10:30
    Focus: Autism Outreach discussing sleep, behaviour and strategies with SENCo Mrs Libby Harris and Emotional Literacy and Wellbeing Coordinator Miss Denise Hammond. 
    Venue: Ridgeway Primary Academy
  • Wednesday 14th February 2024 9:30-10:30
    Focus: Quinns will be sharing their dyslexia friendly books, overlaysand other helpful resources. With SENCo Mrs Libby Harris and Emotional Literacy and Wellbeing Coordinator Miss Denise Hammond. 
    Venue: Great Bowden Academy

For more details on our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities offering, please see our SEND page here 

PTA Events

We have some wonderful events coming up in our social calendar organised by our PTA team. We have the Annual General Meeting coming up on Tuesday 10th October, 6.30-7.30pm in the school hall. All welcome to attend, we would love to see as many of you there as possible. See more on the PTA information page here 


Half-term Break
The school will be closed for half-term between Monday 16th until Friday 20th October. We hope you have a fabulous time spent together as a family. We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 23rd October.