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Bowlee ParkCommunity Primary School

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Welcome to Bowlee Park Community Primary School.


Bowlee Park has been rated 'Outstanding' once again by Ofsted inspectors after an inspection in November 2023. It was previously rated as 'Outstanding' in March 2010.

Our school has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all areas: the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years’ provision.

The report, published in December, states that: “From the moment they join Bowlee Park, pupils experience an exceptional education. The school ensures that there are no barriers to what they can achieve.”

It said pupils are “happy and safe” and “thrive in the supportive environment that this school provides. They feel included, loved and respected by staff. In turn, they demonstrate these qualities to each other.”

Inspectors found that “regardless of their starting points, pupils achieve exceptionally well,” adding that: “They excel in their learning.”

Our school is situated within a vibrant community in Middleton, part of the borough of Rochdale. It is a large, thriving primary school for children aged 3-11. There are approximately 900 children on roll in 30 classes. We have a wonderful school building equipped with the latest technology and high quality resources to give our children an excellent start to their education.

We provide the highest quality of education for all our children. We combine excellent teaching in an inclusive and stimulating learning environment. We seek to capture children’s interests, extend their knowledge and skills, and raise their aspirations. Our teaching and learning is designed to bring subjects to life, both in the classroom and through a variety of inspiring experiences in the wider community. We encourage children to take an active role in their education, developing the skills they need for independent learning.


We believe children gain most when there is a high level of parental engagement and participation. Support from home is one of the most important influences on a child’s education and we work closely with all of our parents and carers to achieve the best for each child. As we strive to further improve our school, the support and feedback from parents and carers is vital and much appreciated.


Our expectations in terms of both learning and behaviour are high and our children respond with enthusiasm, politeness and consideration for others. Our broad curriculum and rich programme of extra-curricular activities provide a well-rounded education, supported by excellent pastoral care.

I hope you enjoy browsing our web-site, we have tried our best to make it attractive, informative and easy to navigate, if you have any comments or feedback we would be pleased to receive them via our office email that can be found in the ‘contact us’ section of the site.


Together with my team of dedicated staff and governors, I invite you to visit our school to see for yourself the fantastic opportunities Bowlee Park School can offer your child.


Aleks Hartshorne