Shackleton Primary School

“Learning for all. Learning for life.”

Shackleton Primary School was founded in 1928! It was an infant and junior school before becoming a lower school in 1974/1975 and a primary school from September 2013.

At present, we have 14 classes and a two form entry which will be expanded over time to three form entry. There are two halls, three playgrounds and a large playing field with a trim trail activity obstacle course. In addition, there is a library, a main computer suite, a nurture room and numerous reading areas.

All of our classrooms have been upgraded and now boast fully interactive whiteboards and internet access and we are continually improving our school to provide the best learning environment for the children.

Great emphasis is placed on teaching the basic skills required for reading, writing and mathematics in a structured, organised way. The varying abilities of children are taken into account when teaching programmes are planned. We also aim to provide a challenging, stimulating environment that helps a child to develop as a well-balanced adaptable person, taking into account their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, intellectual, physical and emotional development.

We see our parents as partners in the education of their children and value their contribution to school life. In our praising report in December 2013 Ofsted outlined how ‘leaders, including governors, have a clear vision for the school that puts it at the heart of the community.’ This, in turn, has ‘made teachers have high expectations and use their detailed knowledge of pupils to plan for a wide variety of needs in each class.’

Ofsted also commented on the ‘excellent support for children whom English is a second language and they are seen to make rapid progress in speaking English and other areas of learning.’

At Shackleton we believe our children will thrive in an environment where they feel happy, safe, valued and respected. We aim to ensure they are motivated by learning and offered the best opportunities that we can provide. We hope their stay with us will prove to be happy and that, through sound teaching and a stimulating environment, they can reach a high standard of personal achievement.