For details of the dates and times of all our Christmas Shows take a look at our Dates page on the school website and check ParentMail for ticket information 

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

Mental Maths Breakfast Club05Dec2019

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

Pedestrian Training Year 2 Class 905Dec2019

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

KS1 Dance Infants05Dec2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 5 Code Club05Dec2019

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

Class 17 Swimming Lessons06Dec2019

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

KS2 Year 3 & 4 Multi-Sports06Dec2019

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Scottish Country Dancing06Dec2019

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Pedestrian Training Year 2 Class 709Dec2019

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

KS2 Year 5 & 6 Fitness Club09Dec2019

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Reception Visit - Hullabaloo Theatre: Polar Bears Go Up10Dec2019

9:30 am - 11:30 am @ Hullabaloo Theatre - Darlington

KS1 Fit & Fruity10Dec2019

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 5 & 6 Choir10Dec2019

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

Year 1 Christmas Show11Dec2019

10:00 am - 11:30 am @ Infants - Main Hall

Class 21 Assembly11Dec2019

10:35 am - 11:00 am @ Junior School

Pedestrian Training Year 2 Class 811Dec2019

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Year 1 Christmas Show11Dec2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ Infants - Main Hall

Being Girls Club (Year 6)11Dec2019

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ Year 6 Classroom/Small Hall

Polling Station, Junior School12Dec2019

6:30 am - 10:30 pm @ Junior School Staff Room

Mental Maths Breakfast Club12Dec2019

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

Pedestrian Training Year 2 Class 912Dec2019

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

KS1 Dance Infants12Dec2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 5 Code Club12Dec2019

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

Reception Christmas Show13Dec2019

10:00 am - 11:00 am @ Infant School - Main Hall

Reception Christmas Show13Dec2019

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm @ Infants - Main Hall

Class 17 Swimming Lessons13Dec2019

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

KS2 Year 3 & 4 Multi-Sports13Dec2019

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Scottish Country Dancing13Dec2019

3:20 pm - 4:30 pm

Year 6 Christingle Rehearsal16Dec2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm @ St Cuthberts Church, Darlington

Year 6 Christingle Performance16Dec2019

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ St Cuthberts Church, Darlington

Christmas School Dinner17Dec2019

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Year 5 & 6 Choir - Dalkeith House17Dec2019

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm @ Dalkeith House, DL3 8DB

Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 Christmas Production18Dec2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Hummersknott Academy

Mental Maths Breakfast Club19Dec2019

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

Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 Christmas Production19Dec2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Hummersknott Academy

KS1 Dance Infants19Dec2019

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 Christmas Production19Dec2019

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Hummersknott Academy

School closes at the end of the day20Dec2019

School Holidays21Dec2019

School Holidays22Dec2019

School Holidays23Dec2019

School Holidays24Dec2019

School Holidays25Dec2019

School Holidays26Dec2019

School Holidays27Dec2019

School Holidays28Dec2019

School Holidays29Dec2019

School Holidays30Dec2019

School Holidays31Dec2019

School Holidays01Jan2020

School Holidays02Jan2020

School Holidays03Jan2020

School Holidays04Jan2020

School Holidays05Jan2020

School Closed - Staff Training Day06Jan2020

@ Federation

School Re-opens07Jan2020

12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Year 5 & 6 Choir07Jan2020

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

Primary Sportshall Athletics Final (20 Y6 Pupils)08Jan2020

9:30 am - 12:15 pm @ Dolphin Centre

Mental Maths Breakfast Club09Jan2020

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

KS1 Dance Infants09Jan2020

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Class 17 Swimming Lessons10Jan2020

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

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