We are delighted that you might be considering Shillingstone CE Primary School for your son or daughter and invite you to visit us to meet the children and staff of the school and to experience the life of the school first hand.
We are a small, village primary school that has an inclusive and caring atmosphere. We have an open door policy, where parents and families are actively encouraged to come into the school and where everybody is made feel welcome. We are committed to providing high standards of learning for all children, following a varied and engaging curriculum.
All children are supported and motivated to reach their full potential. This is achieved by setting clear learning goals for all children of all abilities, with strong staff parent partnerships to support further learning at home. We are a school where every child is nurtured and valued. We have a clear vision for the school which is:
‘Growing together. Together we learn. For the body is not one member but many.’
Our four key Christian values link to this vision and are:
Friendship, Compassion, Respect and Trust.
We have an admission number of fifteen, with four classes across the school. Jungle Class has Reception and some Year 1 children, Woodland Class has some Year 1 children and Year 2 children, Ocean Class has Year 3 and 4 children and Desert Class has Year 5 and 6 children.
We pride ourselves on knowing every child within our school. Before starting school in Reception class we offer home visits for everyone to make sure we really know your child and their individual needs right from the beginning. We understand that every child progresses at their own speed and we ensure that all pupils’ progress is assessed regularly, learning targets are set for individuals and these are shared with parents regularly.
We run a Breakfast Club, which runs between 8am – 9am every morning. We provide many after school activities between 3:15 – 4:15pm. Childcare is available after this time at the on-site Maypole Day Nursery for after school provision and holiday club.
We have an amazing, purpose-built, modern building which we moved into in November 2010. It has many exciting facilities including a large hall, library resource area, food science room, new and up-to-date ICT equipment, as well as large school grounds with play equipment, habitat areas, a large landscaped amphitheatre and a spiritual garden.
I hope you enjoy exploring our website further.
Mrs J. Whitehouse-Sharpe