SAFEGUARDING  If you have safeguarding concerns about a child, please contact Mrs Deighton on  Mrs Whitwam on or, MAST (Social Services) on  ‪01422 393336‬.  Our updated Covid-19 policy is available here: Covid-19.



Covid19 and Data Protection

Whilst we are facing the current lockdown the majority of our staff are working from home. Please be assured that any personal information is being processed securely and in line with the privacy notice. Whilst working from home staff are only working on documents which contain personal information where necessary and are ensuring that they handle this data with the same care that they would when in school.

If personal data needs to be shared between members of staff or with third parties then this will be done either via a secure sharing system (such as SharePoint) or via secure school email.

If you have any concerns or queries regarding data protection or the processing of personal information during lockdown you can contact our Data Protection Officer, Debbie Pettiford (

School is now closed and only remains open to those children of critical workers who have contacted us to arrange support. 

We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times. As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare. The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’ There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend. The government’s message is very clear: children should stay at home if at all possible - #StayHomeSaveLives

  • We are currently able to offer emergency childcare for those eligible which is open 8:45 Monday to  3:20 Friday. We are currently unable to offer extended provision.

    Whilst we are committed to providing this care for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so. Should that occur, we will work with the Local Authority to ensure that alternative provision is available. The Local Authority can be contacted on 01422 394101 or at
    Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us. Please contact Mrs Deighton on with any concerns.

  • During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be provided through the government voucher scheme.  Please contact if you need any help in accessing Free School Meals.  Further information about support available can be found on the Calderdale website at where there is also the facility to request support.  An application form can be accessed here.

  • We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service. Please stay at home, stay safe and keep watching our website for updates, advice and the ongoing support for children’s learning at home.

Returning to school anxieties.

If you or your child are worried about your child returning to school, please click here for a useful document which may have answers to some of your questions.  If you would like to speak to someone in school, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  Mrs Deighton and Mrs Whitwam are both qualified Mental Health First Aiders and will be able to point you in the right direction.



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Welcome to bowling green primary school

I would like to warmly welcome you all to Bowling Green Primary School which is a village school at the very heart of the Stainland community in Halifax.  It has a real 'family feel' and many of our children have generations of relatives who have also attended.  

It is an absolute pleasure to work at Bowling Green with the fantastic children and staff.  We believe we have strong relationships with our parents who share our common goal of promoting well-rounded, happy individuals. Our children are always so welcoming and positive and their behaviour and manners are often commented upon by visitors from outside of the school.  Bowling Green prides itself on being a nurturing and inclusive school and we believe that in promoting a caring ethos mixed with an exciting and engaging curriculum is key to enabling children to succeed and meet their full potential.    We always encourage children to try their best and that nothing is impossible if you give it a go.  

Primary school is, in my opinion, the most important part of a child's education.  It lays the foundation for success in further years.  Enabling the children to learn in a supportive environment allows challenges to be made without them becoming overwhelming. Encouraging a climate of 'it's ok to make mistakes' is something we all feel incredibly strongly about and children can often be heard repeating this.

We do hope that this website gives you all the information which you need however, if you would like to visit our school or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Allison Deighton

Acting Headteacher





Please find the powerpoint presented at the parent meeting with regards to steps towards potentially  joining a MAT.