Despite the snow both Mowden Infant & Mowden Junior School are open as usual. 

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 manager, Mrs Cockrill to make an appointment.

 

Our Events

Latest Public Calendar Events

School Re-opens24Feb2020

12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Lingotots24Feb2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

KS2 Year 5 & 6 Fitness Club24Feb2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Year 6 Mental Maths Breakfast Club25Feb2020

8:10 am - 9:00 am @ Mini Hall - Junior School

KS1 Fit & Fruity25Feb2020

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 6 Choir25Feb2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Junior School

Being Girls Club (Year 6) - CANCELLED26Feb2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Small Hall/Y6 Classroom

Parent Consultation Evening26Feb2020

3:30 pm - 6:30 pm @ Federation

More details to follow

Year 5 & 6 Netball - CANCELLED26Feb2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Mowden Junior School

KS1 Dance Infants - CANCELLED27Feb2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Parent Consultation Evening27Feb2020

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm @ Federation

More details to follow

Year 6 Code Club - CANCELLED27Feb2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Infants IT Suite

Class 18 Swimming Lessons28Feb2020

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm @ Hummersknott Academy

KS2 Year 3 & 4 Multi-Sports28Feb2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Scottish Country Dancing28Feb2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Eurovision 202028Feb2020

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm @ Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Year 6 Girls Football Cup (10 Pupils)02Mar2020

9:30 am - 2:30 pm @ Eastbourne Sports Complex

Lingotots02Mar2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

KS2 Year 5 & 6 Fitness Club02Mar2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Year 6 Mental Maths Breakfast Club03Mar2020

8:10 am - 9:00 am @ Mini Hall - Junior School

Swimming Gala03Mar2020

9:00 am - 12:30 pm @ Dolphin Centre

Class 12 - Library Visit03Mar2020

10:25 am - 12:15 pm @ Darlington Library, Town Centre

KS1 Fit & Fruity03Mar2020

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 5 & 6 Choir03Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Junior School

Class 17 Assembly04Mar2020

10:35 am - 11:00 am

Being Girls Club (Year 6)04Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Small Hall/Y6 Classroom

Year 5 & 6 Netball04Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Mowden Junior School

World Book Day 202005Mar2020

@ Infants and Juniors

KS1 Dance Infants05Mar2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 6 Code Club05Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Infants IT Suite

Year 6 - Carousel Visit06Mar2020

9:25 am - 2:30 pm @ Newton Aycliffe

Class 18 Swimming Lessons06Mar2020

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm @ Hummersknott Academy

KS2 Year 3 & 4 Multi-Sports06Mar2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Scottish Country Dancing06Mar2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Lingotots09Mar2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

KS2 Year 5 & 6 Fitness Club09Mar2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Year 6 Mental Maths Breakfast Club10Mar2020

8:10 am - 9:00 am @ Mini Hall - Junior School

Year 6 Boys Dance Workshop (18 Pupils)10Mar2020

12:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Darlington Hippodrome Theatre

KS1 Fit & Fruity10Mar2020

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 5 & 6 Choir10Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Junior School

Darlington Dance Festival (16 Year 6 Boys)10Mar2020

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Darlington Hippodrome Theatre

Class 8 Assembly11Mar2020

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Being Girls Club (Year 6)11Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Small Hall/Y6 Classroom

Year 5 & 6 Netball11Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Mowden Junior School

KS1 Dance Infants12Mar2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 6 Code Club12Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Infants IT Suite

KS2 Year 3 & 4 Multi-Sports13Mar2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Scottish Country Dancing13Mar2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Lingotots16Mar2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

KS2 Year 5 & 6 Fitness Club16Mar2020

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Year 6 Mental Maths Breakfast Club17Mar2020

8:10 am - 9:00 am @ Mini Hall - Junior School

Class 12 - Head of Steam Visit17Mar2020

9:30 am - 2:30 pm @ Head of Steam Museum

KS1 Fit & Fruity17Mar2020

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 5 & 6 Choir17Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Junior School

Class 11 - Head of Steam Visit18Mar2020

9:30 am - 2:30 pm @ Head of Steam Museum

Being Girls Club (Year 6)18Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Small Hall/Y6 Classroom

Year 5 & 6 Netball18Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Mowden Junior School

Class 10 - Head of Steam Visit19Mar2020

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm @ Head of Steam Museum

KS1 Dance Infants19Mar2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 6 Code Club19Mar2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Infants IT Suite

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