School is closed for pupils at the end of the day on Friday 19th July 2024 and reopens for pupils on Wednesday 4th September 2024. 

Our Federation

 

To be at Mowden

To be encouraged: independence, trust.
To run the mile and seek to persevere.
To shun unfairness: all that is unjust.
To just feel safe and guided, being here.

To make good progress and improve my scores.
To problem solve and analyse and reason.
To concentrate in class and then outdoors
To play in open spaces, fields with trees in.

To learn together, teachers, parents, me.
To help with homework and to hear me read.
To feel within the Mowden family.
To know that I am wanted to succeed.

To exercise and coached to hone my skills.
To go to clubs, discover something new.
To represent my school in teams, the thrill.
To win and lose and be part of the crew.

To do our best. To care and be cared for.
To have our aspirations widened too.
To make good friends that last for ever more.
To be so proud to go to Mowden School.

 

The Federation of Mowden Schools, consisting of Mowden Infant School and Mowden Junior School, became an academy trust in June 2012.  Whilst situated in separate buildings, both the Infant and Junior schools are on the same large site and we consider ourselves one school, with one headteacher, governing body and staff working closely together to achieve the best results for the children.

The school is situated in the west end of Darlington, occupying a large site in the heart of an estate of private housing. We cater for over 500 children from 4 years up to 11 years of age.  We are a feeder school to several local secondary schools, with the majority attending the nearby Hummersknott Academy. The majority of our children live within the Mowden estate, although there are children who attend from other parts of town and local villages.

Opening its doors on Friday 18th December 1970 at 2:30pm, the Infant School was the first school to be built on the estate and opened as Mowden County Primary School. The increase in the size of the estate meant that another school was required, resulting in Mowden Junior School being completed in time for 4th September 1972. More recently, extensive renovations and expansion took place, enabling us to have 3 form entry. The additional accommodation fits well with the style of both schools.

We are proud of our site, with school buildings which include spacious halls, ICT suites and large, light classrooms. The outdoor space is fantastic for children to learn and play in, with a large field connecting the two schools and plenty of playground space for the children to run about and use up energy!  A wooded area beside the Infant School allows the children to explore and investigate, whilst bespoke ‘trim trail’ play equipment gives the children a chance to climb and be active.  

If you would like to visit our Federation, have any queries or require a paper copy of information, please contact the school office  to make an appointment.

 

Our Events

Latest Public Calendar Events

Kids Fun Klub24Jun2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer pupils to infants

KS1 Fit & Fruity24Jun2024

3:10 pm - 4:15 pm @ Infant school

Collection point infants, Library exit door, 4.15pm

Lingotot French - Lucy Cass24Jun2024

3:20 pm - 3:20 pm @ Infant Library

Collection from Infant Playground. Children will exit from the door next to the Library.

Rainbows & Brownies24Jun2024

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Junior Hall

Kids Fun Klub25Jun2024

8:00 am - 10:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Y5 & Y6 Netball - cancelled25Jun2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm @ Playground

Collection from junior reception, 4.15pm

Kids Fun Klub26Jun2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Transition Day26Jun2024

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Class 12 Assembly26Jun2024

10:20 am - 10:35 am @ Mowden Junior School

Arrive 10.10am for 10.20am start

Football - Total Soccer with Iain Lester26Jun2024

3:10 pm - 5:30 pm @ Field or Infant Hall

Collection from field or Year 1 exit door

Kids Fun Klub27Jun2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Transition Day27Jun2024

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dance with Rachel Bleasby (Infants)27Jun2024

3:10 pm - 3:10 pm @ Infant Hall

Collection from Year 1 exit door

After School Junior Choir27Jun2024

3:20 pm - 4:40 pm @ Junior School - mini hall

Collection from mini hall door - junior car park

Y3 & Y4 Multi-fitness27Jun2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm

Collection from infant playground, 4.15pm

Dance with Rachel Bleasby ( Juniors )27Jun2024

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Infant Hall

Collection from Year 1 exit door

Kids Fun Klub28Jun2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw28Jun2024

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm @ Juniors mini hall

Collection from mini hall fire exit, 5.15pm

Y5 & Y6 Multi Fitness28Jun2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm @ Field, playground or infant hall

Collection from infant playground, 4.15pm

Kids Fun Klub01Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer pupils to infants

KS1 Fit & Fruity01Jul2024

3:10 pm - 4:15 pm @ Infant school

Collection point infants, Library exit door, 4.15pm

Lingotot French - Lucy Cass01Jul2024

3:20 pm - 3:20 pm @ Infant Library

Collection from Infant Playground. Children will exit from the door next to the Library.

Rainbows & Brownies01Jul2024

6:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Junior Hall

Ward Surgery01Jul2024

6:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Junior staff room

Kids Fun Klub02Jul2024

8:00 am - 10:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Y5 & Y6 Netball02Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm @ Playground

Collection from junior reception, 4.15pm

Kids Fun Klub03Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Football - Total Soccer with Iain Lester03Jul2024

3:10 pm - 5:30 pm @ Field or Infant Hall

Collection from field or Year 1 exit door

Mowden TWG03Jul2024

6:45 pm - 6:45 pm

Kids Fun Klub04Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Dance with Rachel Bleasby (Infants)04Jul2024

3:10 pm - 3:10 pm @ Infant Hall

Collection from Year 1 exit door

After School Junior Choir04Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:40 pm @ Junior School - mini hall

Collection from mini hall door - junior car park

Y3 & Y4 Multi-fitness04Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm

Collection from infant playground, 4.15pm

Dance with Rachel Bleasby ( Juniors )04Jul2024

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Infant Hall

Collection from Year 1 exit door

Kids Fun Klub05Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Kids Fun Klub08Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer pupils to infants

Kids Fun Klub09Jul2024

8:00 am - 10:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Y5 & Y6 Netball09Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm @ Playground

Collection from junior reception, 4.15pm

Kids Fun Klub10Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Kids Fun Klub11Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Drop in session for Parent/Carers11Jul2024

8:45 am - 9:45 am @ Infant school library - meet on infant playground outside ICT suite

Drop in session for parent/carers who have any concerns regarding Special Educational Needs or mental health need.

After School Junior Choir11Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:40 pm @ Junior School - mini hall

Collection from mini hall door - junior car park

Y3 & Y4 Multi-fitness11Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm

Collection from infant playground, 4.15pm

Kids Fun Klub12Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw12Jul2024

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm @ Juniors mini hall

Collection from mini hall fire exit, 5.15pm

Y5 & Y6 Multi Fitness12Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm @ Field, playground or infant hall

Collection from infant playground, 4.15pm

Kids Fun Klub15Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer pupils to infants

KS1 Fit & Fruity15Jul2024

3:10 pm - 4:15 pm @ Infant school

Collection point infants, Library exit door, 4.15pm

Kids Fun Klub16Jul2024

8:00 am - 10:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

Y5 & Y6 Netball16Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm @ Playground

Collection from junior reception, 4.15pm

Kids Fun Klub17Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Kids Fun Klub18Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

After School Junior Choir18Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:40 pm @ Junior School - mini hall

Collection from mini hall door - junior car park

Y3 & Y4 Multi-fitness18Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm

Collection from junior playground, 4.15pm

Kids Fun Klub19Jul2024

8:00 am - 9:00 am @ Junior School Hall

KFK transfer children to infant school

School Closes at end of day19Jul2024

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw19Jul2024

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm @ Juniors mini hall

Collection from mini hall fire exit, 5.15pm

Y5 & Y6 Multi Fitness19Jul2024

3:20 pm - 4:15 pm @ Field, playground or infant hall

Collection from infant playground, 4.15pm

Active Kids Club22Jul2024

8:30 am - 26 jul, 4:00 pm @ Junior School Hall

Staff Training day22Jul2024

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