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An Outstanding Church School

Mrs Cowling will be absent from school due to a planned knee operation from Monday the 30th October returning after a phased recovery towards the later part of the half term.

Mrs Cairns will be deputising in her absence and Mrs Cowling will remain in close contact with the school.

Welcome to Bishop Monkton Church of England School  

Welcome to Bishop Monkton CE Primary School.  We are very proud of our school and delighted to be sharing it with you.  Our aim is to provide all children with an enjoyable learning experience in which they thrive.

Education is a journey, not a race and we are in the privileged position to be able to shape that journey with your children.  Along the way we have plenty of fun, with a varied and interesting curriculum that will bring out the best in your child. But don’t take my word for it!


Come and visit and see for yourselves what our children are achieving. Please feel free to contact the school to make an appointment and I would be delighted to show you around.

Thank you for visiting!

Mrs Sally A. Cowling





This week we were pleased to welcome some visitors in to our assembly.  Freya's relatives had come to visit all the way from Chile and her cousins took the opportunity to do a presentation on their native country. It was really interesting and we all learnt many new things about Chile.

For example:

Do you know that it is the longest country in the world? Going from North to South would be the equivalent of us flying to Egypt as it is over 2000 miles long.

Do you know it is shaped like a chilli?

Do you know that you can ski in the mountains and swim in the sea all in one day?

Do you know that in schools, children know what to do should there be an earthquake?

And that the white star on the Chilean flag represents the clear skies over Chile.

We love learning new things, so thanks to our visitors for bringing a country to life so well.








On Friday 11th November 2016 the school held a Remembrance Day Service to which all parents and carers were warmly invited. One parent wrote.

Dear Mrs. Cowling.
 I feel compelled to commend your staff and pupils on a poignant, and respectful commemoration service.
The children were amazing in the silence, and the poems beautiful and thought provoking. 

NSPCC come to visit

All the children got an opportunity to meet “Buddy”, the NSPCC’s mascot which helps them to remember to speak out and stay safe.  With a sack full of worries the children helped Buddy shed these concerns by reminding him to tell trusted adults, or contact Childline for free help and advice.

The children will be helping to raise money for the excellent work of the NSPCC and Childline, by having a sponsored spell.  Do support them!




School Council News…

Our newly appointed School Councillors had their first council meeting last week, with one important mission; to rename the houses.  After nominations were put to all of the pupils, these are the house names that were chosen under the heading of Mythical Creatures.

Red Reptiles

Green Goblins

Blue Barbarians

Yellow Unicorns

We look forward to seeing their progress on the Golden Time Board.








“An Outstanding Church School.”

Bishop Monkton Church of England Primary School is celebrating the success of a recent church school inspection which judged the school as “Outstanding” in all areas. 


The inspector described the school as “a vibrant and inclusive church school” recognising the professional commitment of all staff. 


Sally Cowling, Headteacher said “I know the high level of care and support that is given on a daily basis to our children by a dedicated team of staff.  It is always good to see this externally recognised.” 

The inspection report concluded that “children achieve well and their conduct strongly exemplifies the Christian values they have learned.” 


Full Inspection Report available here