School News and Letters

Industrial Action - Partial Closure

For more information about our partial closure due to strike action, please see this letter Industrial Action - Letter 2nd May 2023 

Consultation on new admissions policy 2024-2025

We're holding a consultation on a new admissions policy for 2024-2025. More information and a copy of the new policy can be found here We invite parents to take a look and comment/make suggestions if they would like. 

Language research

Dear parents,


We are researchers from the University of Leeds who study how children develop speaking English only or English and other languages. If you are a parent of a child who speaks English only or English and another language or two, we would like to invite you and your child to participate in our study. Any child can participate as long as they are between 5 and 8 years of age. The study would involve you giving the online consent for your child to participate and filling in an online questionnaire about your child’s language background. We would then meet your child in the school setting and do some language and cognitive tasks with them presented as fun computer games. In the end, your child would get a certificate of participation and we would donate a £5 voucher to the Bowling Park Primary School library for every child who participates. 


On the link below, you can access more details about our study. The link also includes the consent form, followed by a few questions about you, and then another link to the online questionnaire about your child’s language background. Here is the relevant link:  


If you have any questions, please contact us at 07522199986 or via email at We are happy to make alternative arrangements if you need help filling in the consent form and the online questionnaire or if you would like to fill in the questionnaire in a language other than English.


Thank you for taking time to read this message!


Best wishes,


Draško Kašćelan, University of Leeds

The state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

The Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Bowling Park Primary School today joins the rest of the United Kingdom in a period of national mourning. As a school community, we would like to express our deepest condolences.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will be marking this historically important moment with special assemblies and PHSE lessons. Together, we will consider as a school how we can best commemorate and pay our respects to Britain's longest serving monarch.

The school remains open as usual and full attendance is expected as per national guidelines. However, we will be limiting our communication/social media throughout the period of national mourning, providing only urgent and relevant updates as appropriate. 

We will share further details when we are clearer about the arrangements for school closer to the time of the state funeral and the subsequent coronation of the King. 

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Langley

Headteacher,  Bowling Park Primary School

Welcome to Exceed Academies

We're delighted to let you know that we have officially joined Exceed Academy Trust as of 1st September 2022. We are really excited about joining the Trust and what this will mean for our school.

For more information about the official funding procedure please read the document below.

149232_Bowling_Park_Primary_School_Y&H_SFA_Redacted (1).pdf

Goodbye to Mrs. Cordingley

As this school year comes to a close, we sadly have to say goodbye to a wonderful colleague, exceptional human being and much-loved friend, Mrs. Cordingley. Families of Bowling Park, Mrs. Cordingley has a heartfelt message to share with you:

Friends and Family Event

We're very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Friends and Family Event on 14th July 2022. There will be performances, activities, workshops, food and lots more! All families are welcome to attend. 

3-5pm, New Cross Street playground. (Families from Usher Street, you may pick your children up at 2.30pm to allow you time to get to New Cross Street)

Letter to all families (send with flyer).pdf
2022 Friends & Family flyer to update.pdf

Parent Consultation - Academy Conversion

We recently held a parents' consultation on our conversion to Exceed Academic Trust. Please find below a copy of all the questions you asked and our answers. If you need any more information, please come to see us. 

Bowling Park Primary Parental consultation FAQ.mp4

Sports Day

Nursery places

We have nursery places available for September 2022. If you are interested, please get in touch or come down to see us.

Eid Celebrations

Eid celebration letter.docx


6th March 2022

Please do not park on the yellow lines outside school or in any position which could be considered dangerous. Our top priority is the safety of children and families.

Staff may ask you to move your car if they believe you are parked in a place which makes crossing difficult for children. If this happens, please remember that they do this with children's best interests at heart.

Thank you.

Connecting Roma C.I.C

Family support and wellbeing 

HENRY Healthy Families Programme

HENRY Bradford will be running free workshops at our school from 26th April! If you're a parent/carer of children aged 0 to 4, please see the details below. Spaces are limited, so please be sure to book as soon as you can:

Coffee Mornings - Usher Street & New Cross Street

28th January 2022

Parents/carers, our coffee mornings will now be hosted at Usher Street as well as New Cross Street! Every Thursday from 9:00-10:30am, we invite you to come along for a chat, enjoy activities with other families from across the community and learn new skills:

50 Things To Do At Two

10th January 2022

Is your child two years old? If so, you could be eligible for free activities from 50 Things To Do! For details, please see below. Also, do check out their app!

Bradford's First 'Tiny Forest'

1st December 2021

We're delighted that our school has Bradford's first Tiny Forest! This woodland, planted by our very own students, will be a great way for them to learn about nature and the environment for years to come. It will also play a key role in practising mindfulness. A huge thank you to everyone who has made this possible.