School closes at the end of the day on Friday 27th May and reopens on Monday 6th June. Have a lovely half term! 

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

School closed - Staff Training Day27Jun2022

School closed - Staff Training Day28Jun2022

School re-opens29Jun2022

Year 3/4 Sports Day29Jun2022

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Infant - TSC Football29Jun2022

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

New Reception 2022 Parent Presentation Evening29Jun2022

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Mowden Infant School - Main Hall

Year 3/4 Multi-Sports Club30Jun2022

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 1 Visit to Preston Park01Jul2022

9:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Preston Park Museum

Letters including further information have been sent via ParentMail.

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw01Jul2022

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm

Year 5/6 Multi-sports Club01Jul2022

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Reception Sports Day04Jul2022

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Year 1/2 Multi-Sports Fit n Fruity Club04Jul2022

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Reception 2022 - Transition Visits & Parent/Teacher Meetings05Jul2022

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Transition Visits will take place during the morning. Parent/Teacher meetings will take place during the afternoon.

School Transition Days05Jul2022

9:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Mowden Infant & Juniors

Letters including more information have been sent via ParentMail

Class 8 Swimming Lessons05Jul2022

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm @ Dolphin Centre, Darlington

Further information has been sent to class 8 families via ParentMail.

Year 5/6 Netball Club05Jul2022

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Reception 2022 - Transition Visits & Parent/Teacher Meetings06Jul2022

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Transition Visits will take place during the morning. Parent/Teacher meetings will take place during the afternoon.

School Transition Days06Jul2022

9:00 am - 3:00 pm @ Mowden Infant & Juniors

Letters including further information have been sent via ParentMail.

Infant - TSC Football06Jul2022

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Year 5/6 Sports Day07Jul2022

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Year 3/4 Multi-Sports Club07Jul2022

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Year 1/2 Sports Day08Jul2022

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw08Jul2022

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm

Year 5/6 Multi-sports Club08Jul2022

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Reception & Year 1 After School French Sessions11Jul2022

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Infants - Classroom

Year 1/2 Multi-Sports Fit n Fruity Club11Jul2022

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Infant - TSC Football13Jul2022

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Year 3/4 Multi-Sports Club14Jul2022

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw15Jul2022

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm

Year 5/6 Multi-sports Club15Jul2022

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Reception & Year 1 After School French Sessions18Jul2022

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm @ Infants - Classroom

Year 3/4 Multi-Sports Club21Jul2022

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

School closes at the end of the day21Jul2022

4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

School Holidays22Jul2022

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw22Jul2022

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm

School Holidays23Jul2022

School Holidays24Jul2022

School Holidays25Jul2022

School Holidays26Jul2022

School Holidays27Jul2022

School Holidays28Jul2022

School Holidays29Jul2022

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw29Jul2022

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm

School Holidays30Jul2022

School Holidays31Jul2022

School Holidays01Aug2022

School Holidays02Aug2022

School Holidays03Aug2022

School Holidays04Aug2022

School Holidays05Aug2022

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw05Aug2022

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm

School Holidays06Aug2022

School Holidays07Aug2022

School Holidays08Aug2022

School Holidays09Aug2022

School Holidays10Aug2022

School Holidays11Aug2022

School Holidays12Aug2022

Scottish Country Dancing - Mrs Bradshaw12Aug2022

3:20 pm - 5:15 pm

School Holidays13Aug2022

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