Headteacher update

What a first term. I can’t believe that the first 8 weeks is over.

We have an incredible time and whilst we will enjoy our week off, we are excited for the next half term and the run up to Christmas.

We are immensely proud of the school, the culture, the community we are creating. I know this is just the beginning but so many things are in place to ensure this school provides a fantastic education to our young learners.

Looking back through all our posts, I am thrilled to see the opportunities that the children have had. We will sustain this and live up to the ‘school of opportunity’. The children have made great progress in a short space of time. Their reading, writing and maths has progressed extremely well and the books, data and observations reflect this. However, what is harder to measure is the children’s progress in their personal, social and emotional development but we can see how this has developed and we are so proud of our little ones.

Have a great half term everyone.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next Monday.

Sam Aiston

New bikes and trikes

Our new bikes and trikes have arrived and the children can’t wait to try them out.

They are great for burning off energy whilst working on balance, co-ordination and spatial awareness.

Office Reminders

Parents have been sent appointments for parents evening. Please contact Sarah in the office if you are unable to attend your allocated slot.

A reminder that afterschool clubs have now finished. Clubs for next half term will be added to Arbor over the next few days. You will be able to book and pay for afterschool clubs on Arbor when they are released next week.

The children are off to the Pumpkin Farm on Tuesday morning. Please remember to bring forest school clothes.



Headteacher’s update

Hope everyone has had a great week despite the awful weather. It has not stopped us getting out and about in the community and we have had Forest school, swimming and walks in the community to support our learning in the classroom.

I can’t believe that we have nearly finished our first half term. It has been action packed and makes myself and all the staff excited for next half term and the future of our school.

We had our second Showaround for parents who are thinking about where to send their little ones in September. It is always great to meet and chat with families. I understand that it is a huge decision and I remember my wife and I have all the same questions and concerns when our eldest child was starting school. I think that any child in this area is incredibly lucky as it seems all the schools in our area are lovely places to be educated.

It was great to have Reverend Charlotte come into school this week for an assembly. This will be a regular occurrence and we hope to visit the church next half term.

Next week is the last week before half term. The children are going pumpkin picking and we have a Halloween themed disco after school on Wednesday which should be a lot of fun!

Have a lovely weekend.

Sam Aiston

This week’s certificate winners!

Every week we have a certificate for the children who have not only followed the rules: Be kind, be ready, be safe but who has ‘felt the fear and done it anyway’. Here are this week’s superstars!

Breakfast Club!

Early morning exercise focusing on balance, co-ordination and agility before a big healthy breakfast to set us up for a busy day of learning and fun!

Breakfast club video

Headteacher update

Hope everyone has had an enjoyable week.

This week we have had World Space week and the children have learned a great deal about the planets, our solar system and differences between Earth and Space. We have read about Mae Jemison and how she was inspirational for so many people. We will be looking for a lot more STEM opportunities in the second half of the Autumn term.

We have been running some base line tests across all the areas of Early Years Foundation Stage this half term to ensure all the children receive the best possible support to reach their potential. We are already proud of what our children have achieved in the classroom and we know with the support of our skilled staff, that every child will thrive.

You might have noticed the emphasis we are placing on Makaton to support communication and language in our classes. We are lucky enough to have knowledgeable staff who are currently training some of us to support our little ones.

We still have so many big plans for our school and more deliveries are arriving daily to ensure we have the best facilities possible.

Thank you for your wonderful support.

Sam Aiston

Arbour update

Firstly I would like to thank you for your patience whilst I have been resolving issues with Arbor access. You should now be able to log in to Arbor, to pay for all future clubs and trips.

From Monday the 9th of Octobeplease use Arbor to book before and after school club sessions for your child. You will receive an invoice for all sessions attended before this date.

For parents with children in nursery, you will continue to receive a monthly invoice for Lunch time care and meals, these sessions do not need to be pre-booked through Arbor.

If you have any questions or need any further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Kind regards,


Sarah Woosnam

School Administrator

Certificates this week!

Well done to these little superstars on winning a certificate.

Certificates are given out to children who follow our 3 golden rules: Be Kind, Be Ready, Be Safe and also to children who have been brave and overcome their nerves. We are very proud of them!

Headteacher update

Another action packed week at Bowbrook. We had our first Standards Review and our first Governor meeting. The Standards Review is when the CEO and Deputy CEO quality assure the education that we are offering. It was incredibly positive and useful for us. We will soon be seeking Parent Governors to join us and help set the strategic direction for the school. More information about this will follow.

We have our Grand Opening/ Family Fair tomorrow that we are looking forward to. Hopefully we get good weather and we all have a great time.

The children have been swimming again this week and have been to Inside Out. They have also been visited by an illustrator and Reverend Charlotte. We are committed to ensuring that they get a wealth of opportunities.

Have a great weekend.

Sam Aiston

Safari Park Trip

Caterpillar & Dragonflies are off to West Midlands Safari Park.

To complement this term’s big question “Where will my shoes take me?”. The children have shown a keen interest in animals, with this in mind we are taking them to the safari park.

The visit will take place on Friday the 6th of October, departing school at 9.15am and returning around 3.15pm. If we encounter any significant delay on our return journey, we will do our best to keep you informed.

The cost for this trip is £24.50, which includes the cost of entry, transport and insurance. Payment for this trip should be made via your child’s Arbor account prior to the date of the trip, further communication about payment will be sent over the new few days. Although costs for trips are voluntary, in reality the school has no other means of funding these trips. We hope that everyone can contribute to the trip in some way.

Nursery children will need to bring a packed lunch, Reception children will be provided with a packed lunch. All children will need to bring water bottles. Please also ensure that they wear school uniform and have a lightweight coat with them. We will not be visiting the souvenir shop so no additional spending money is required.

Please note that this visit is covered by the Annual Consent Form for Trips/visits & Medical Information. Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes to your contact/emergency contact details or medical information.

Our Grand Opening Event

Don’t forget it is our Grand Opening event on Saturday 30th September.  Please invite all of your neighbours, friends and family so we can make it a day to remember!

We will have an official ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches at the front of school at 1:00pm before we move around to the back of school for all the fun of the fair.

Headteacher update

Our second week has been fantastic. Our children have started swimming and began a range of After school clubs. We are encouraging children to take risks (whilst ensuring they are safe!) and take themselves out of their comfort zone and that is what they are doing!

We are well underway with assessing the children’s Reading and Maths ability and producing next steps to ensure they reach their potential.

We are embedding our 3 rules of: Be Kind, Be Ready, Be Safe and we are proud of the attitude of our pupils.

This is a wonderful environment to work in and there is no doubt that the children will thrive. Have a great week.

Sam Aiston

Our First Day video

What an historic moment!  Thank you to all our families and children for a wonderful first day.


Grand Opening

We will be celebrating our new school at our Grand Opening event!

Put the date in your diaries and invite all your friends and relatives.

Our lovely Administrator

If there is anything at all you need help with please reach out to Sarah.  Sarah will be outside each morning and evening to answer any questions you may have.

You can also reach her on our new school phone number 01743 816891

Sarah is also our master baker! What a fabulous cake and goody bags she made for our first day at school.

Meet Doug

You will get used to seeing Doug around as he helps us with digital media and branding.  He produced our First Day at School video.

We are really lucky to have him, he’s fantastic at capturing smiling faces and also designed our school logo and website.

Our logo shows the meadows and brook surrounding our school and the butterfly symbolises our children spreading their wings in the world around them.

Some fun facts about Doug:  he can build anything! He designs and makes theatre props, restores old cars and has a love for retro biscuits!


Headteacher Message

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have had a fantastic start to life at Bowbrook. The children, parents and staff have been tremendous and there are so many exciting times ahead. We have had a few teething problems from payment systems to leaking toilets but this is to be expected and has had no impact on the provision for the children.

We are priding ourselves on being a school of opportunity and want our children to have a wealth of experiences that are exciting, fun and also takes them out of their comfort zone. We have put a calendar out of some of the activities we have planned and there will be many more to come.

Next Friday (22nd September) we are welcoming parents to come into the classrooms after pick up and have a wander around the classrooms and whole school at your leisure.

Please get in touch if there are any issues or feedback. Have a great weekend.

Mr Aiston


Arbor App

We will be using Arbor for our pupil information, communications and payments.

Please can we ask all parents to set up the Arbor app this week.

The easiest way to access Arbor is via the Arbor App.  Please click on the relevant link below (Android v IOS):

Arbor App for Apple IOS:


Arbor App for Android:


Alternatively, Arbor can be accessed via Web Browser. A link to this is included below:

Access Arbor in a web browser: https://login.arbor.sc/

If you need any help with this, ask our Administrator Sarah.

Headteacher Welcome Letter

Dear Parent/Carer,

It is nearly time! After all the anticipation and a fair amount of hard work, we are ready for your child’s first day at Bowbrook Primary on Thursday 7th September. The staff and myself are thrilled to finally open our doors. I know as a parent you will be excited but also maybe slightly anxious; I assure you that everything is in place and our experienced staff will ensure that your child has a wonderful first day.

Dropping off your child

Breakfast Club is open from 7.45am. If you are attending Breakfast Club please come to the main entrance at the front of the school where you will be met by Mr Aiston and Mrs Woosnam. Children not attending Breakfast Club should arrive between 8.40 and 8.50am where they will be met by Mrs Davis, Mrs Madden and Mrs Forrester at the front entrance to their classrooms. Your child will be taken into the classroom where they will be supported by our staff. We will look to keep it as relaxed as possible so it is not overwhelming.

We are encouraging children to walk, cycle or travel on scooters but understand that you may need to drive. If you are coming by car, you are welcome to come on site and drop off on our car park located next to the school building; obviously be mindful of other parents doing the same.

Collecting your child

Children should be collected from their classroom at 3.20pm. The class teacher will hand them over to you via the external doors. If your child is attending After school Club they should be collected from the main entrance anytime between 3.30 and 5.30pm.

This is a historic moment and we have the Shropshire Star visiting us to capture it. We will also post pictures on class dojo and via social media.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. This is the start of a tremendous journey and I can’t wait.

Yours Faithfully,

S Aiston


Bowbrook Primary School

The 3-18 Education Trust


Headteacher Message

Welcome to our June Newsletter.

A lot has happened this month. We have met our Reception 2023-24 parents at our Information Evening and then the children who will make up the first ever class for Bowbrook Primary at our Stay and Play. Like our staff, they are so excited and can’t wait until September.

We have already planned so many events and activities for the Autumn term, forest school, swimming, theatre trips, Illustrator visit and career talks are just a few things on offer.  We most definitely are going to be ‘the school of opportunity’.

The building is looking great and I have shared some photographs further on in the newsletter. Enjoy the sunshine and please keep following what we are up to on our website and Facebook. Also, get in touch if you want your children to join the Bowbrook family as we still have some spaces available in Reception and Nursery.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Sam Aiston

Headteacher Message

Hello everyone

I hope everyone is enjoying the sunny weather.

I have visited the school today and it is coming along brilliantly.

We began our induction for our new Reception class on Thursday and it was great to meet the parents, answer questions and share all the opportunities that we have planned for the children in the Autumn term.

Our staff have been busy speaking to illustrators, authors, members of the emergency services, music specialists and computing experts to ensure we have lots of visitors to enthuse the children in school. We have also begun planning trips and organising events for the whole community.

Everyone is so excited to start in September and begin laying the foundations of ‘building successful futures’ for the first class of children at Bowbrook Primary.

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on 07791368599 or e-mail me on sam.aiston@bow318education.co.uk


Reception Induction

Dear Parent/Carer,

Welcome to Bowbrook Primary School.  We are delighted to welcome you all to our school community.  Opening the doors to our brand new school will be a historic moment and of course a very special journey for you and your child.  Bowbrook will be a fantastic learning environment and building strong relationships with children and families will be at the very heart of what we do.

You child will be in Dragonflies Class with Reception Teacher Mrs Davis.


Information required from parents

So that we can make a head start and get to know more about your child and their current pre-school setting, we would like some information from you.  Please can you complete our School Registration Form and Induction Questionnaire and return it by email.  We would like these back by Friday 26th May please.  If you require paper copies to be posted, then please contact us by email or telephone so we can arrange this.

Find out more about us

We would like to direct you to our website – www.bowbrookprimary.co.uk – where you can keep up to date with news, diary dates and useful information.

Our Induction Process

We will do our absolute best to ensure that you and your child feels well-prepared for the transition to school and have carefully planned an induction programme for you.

Please see diary dates in the panel below and further details of our school induction process.

Diary Dates
Dates Induction Event
Saturday 20th May 10:00am-12:00 noon Community Plant & Craft Fair @Coleham School

Meet the staff team at the Bowbrook stall.

Thursday 8th June 6:00pm Parents Information Evening @ Coleham School
Thursday 15th June 3:45-5:00pm Family Stay & Play session @ Coleham School
June 2023-dates to be confirmed individually Home visits with Reception Teacher
July 2023-date to be confirmed

Group 1 3:00-4:00pm

Group 2 4:15 -5:15pm

Bowbrook Primary School Tour


Thursday 7th – Friday 8th September 8:50am to 3:20pm First week of school



Community Plant & Craft Fair

On Saturday 20th May 10:00am-12:00 noon we will be joining our partner school Coleham Primary at their  annual Plant & Craft Fair in their school hall and grounds.  This will feature children’s competitions, refreshments, plant sales and craft activities.  We will be using this event, as an opportunity to meet all new Coleham and Bowbrook children in a fun and relaxed setting.  You are warmly invited, our staff will be running a craft activity and we would love to meet you if you are free on this day.

Parents Information Evening

We would like to invite you to our Parents Information Evening on Thursday 8th June at 6:00pm.  This will be held in the school hall and will include a presentation from our Early Years Teacher Mrs Davies and myself.  Please enter school via the main front entrance gate.

Family Stay & Play session

This event allows us to meet your child and for families and children to explore reception classrooms in a relaxed setting with their parents.  You will also be able to meet our Chef Manager and sample some lunch tasters and, most importantly, join us to play and explore resources in the classrooms.  As Bowbrook Primary School is not yet open, we will be holding this event at Coleham Primary School.  Please enter school via the field gate on Greyfriars Road where you will be greeted by staff.


Home Visits

Our Reception Teacher Mrs Davis would very much like to meet all families and children personally and so we will be arranging home visits with yourselves.  This will allow you to share what is special and unique about your child.  These will take place in June and we will be in touch regarding these.

Bowbrook Primary School Tour

We would like to arrange a special site visit for families and children to tour our new school building.  We are currently arranging this with our building contractor and will be in touch with a date for July 2023.

Starting School

The new school year will start on Thursday 7th September giving us all 2 days to settle in before the returning for a full week after the weekend.

Pre-school Information

Getting to know your child even before they start school is really important to us, so we will soon be seeking information from your child’s current nursery/preschool/childcare provider so that we have gathered as much information as possible about your child in order to make September a real success.

Naturally, starting school is a very exciting time but it can also be an anxious time for parents and children.  Please be assured that we will do everything we can to help you become familiar with our staff and ensure a smooth transition and the best possible start to school for your child.

We are very much looking forward to getting to know you all and will look forward to meeting you and your children soon.

Yours Faithfully,

S Aiston

Headteacher Bowbrook Primary School

The 3-18 Education Trust


Plant & Craft Fair

We would like to invite all our new families to Coleham School’s Plant & Craft Fair.

This is part of the Belle Vue Arts Festival and has a ‘Heroes’ theme.

We’ll be running a craft activity and would love to use this opportunity to meet you all in a family, friendly environment.

There will be a Superhero parade at 11am for anyone who wants to come in fancy dress.

Everyone is welcome so we hope to see you there!


Contact Us

For School Enquiries please email:


Headteacher Sam Aiston or Business Manager Tracy Othen will reply to you.

Please see our school Website:


Message from the Headteacher

Welcome to our FIRST School Newsletter.  I have officially started as Headteacher and I am incredibly proud and excited to be Headteacher of Bowbrook Primary School.  Being the Head of a brand new school really is the dream job!  Bowbrook primary will be a flagship school for Shrewsbury with incredible facilities and brilliant staff.  Our vision is to be a School of opportunity-building successful futures for our children so they can work anywhere in the world.  We want our children to be ambitious and fearless, to be risk takers and embrace new opportunities.

We will be working hard to build a community around the school and can’t wait to meet our new families, residents and neighbours and welcoming you into school.

Message from Bowmer & Kirkland

Project Information

Works on site have progressed well. The Primary School shell is now complete with the roof nearing completion. The external facades and internal works have now started.

We have had some suggestion regarding ways in which we can support the community. We have had some ideas from the local councillors re dog bins or benches for people to sit and take in the beautiful surroundings. We will consider all these and will update you in future newsletter.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction process. We aim to keep all disruption to a minimum and will keep you updated on forthcoming works with regular newsletters.

Please see Bowmer and Kirkland’s newsletter for further information:

Newsletter 6

Matt Bower

Project Manager

Bowmer & Kirkland