* * * IMPORTANT * * * If you need to report a positive COVID-19 test result for a child attending Shirley Primary School out of school hours, please ring the school mobile 07795 572304 and email office@shirley.cambs.sch.uk


Please note that although we are in a national lockdown, school remains open. We look forward to seeing all the children as usual.

Friday 18th December
Please click here for information about Christmas lunch.



Thank you for your support! 

We raised a grand total of £334.67 from our non-uniform day.

Kidscape - Help with Bullying
Kidscape provides advice and support for parents and carers concerned about bullying.  Information is available through the Kidscape website and social media channels, through the Kidscape Parent Advice Line, and regular peer to peer support groups.  Parents can also attend workshops to help them support their children through their journey.

Other useful websites for parents:


• Parent Zone (digital family life) www.parentzone.org.uk/home

• Red Balloon Learner Centres www.redballoonlearner.org

• YoungMinds (for support with mental health) www.youngminds.org.uk

• Papyrus UK (suicide prevention support) www.papyrus-uk.org

• Report Harmful Content (for cyberbullying and online harms)


• Childnet International (for cyberbullying and online harms)


• Internet Matters (for cyberbullying and online harms)


• Anti-Bullying Alliance: Parent and Carer Online Tool www.anti-bullyingalliance.


Please visit out COVID-19 page for the latest advice and information about COVID-19 and how we are managing this in school.
* * *   HOT SCHOOL MEALS   *   *   *
It is good to see the children enjoying having hot school meals again.  We hope that as many children as possible will join in having a tasty, hot meal at school with their classmates every day, especially now that the weather is turning cooler.  Please click here for more information.
Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding regarding the opening and closing of school at different times.  We have reviewed our procedures and feel that there is no longer the need for such a large dropping off and collecting window, nor for such a large gap between the two sessions. As things have embedded in well it is now sensible to move to shorter times, especially with the weather turning colder, and mornings/afternoons becoming darker. We are reducing opening and drop off times from 15 minutes to 10 minutes, and the time the gates are closed from 10 minutes to 5 minutes.

From Monday 12th October, our Opening and Closing Times will be as follows:

Opening and Drop Off

Even: EYFS/Y2/Y4/Y6: 8:45 to 8:55am

Gates closed: 8:55 to 9:00am

Odd: Y1/Y3/Y5 9:00 to 9:10am

Closing and Collection

Even: EYFS/Y2/Y4/Y6 3:00 to 3:10pm

Gates closed: 3:10 to 3:15pm

Odd: Y1/Y3/Y5 3:15 to 3:25pm

Please read full information in our letter.
We continue to follow all of the latest COVID guidance and our systems of cleaning the school throughout the day, as well as ensuring there is plenty of hand washing at key times, continue to operate well.  Children are learning well in their bubbles, and only mixing with children in their year groups at break and lunch times.  Again, we are pleased with how this is working, and this will continue to be the case until any changes to the Government guidance.
Dear Parents and Carers,

If you need to contact the school office please do so by email office@shirley.cambs.sch.uk in the first instance or by ringing 01223 712252.  Please do not come to the school office in person.

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child during school closure, click here

Kind regards

Shirley School Office

We are offering 15 and 30 hours of free childcare. To find out if you are eligible for the 30 hours entitlement, please click on the link below.
Click below to see our latest Ofsted Report (March 2018)
Have a look at our blogs to see what we have been learning!
Click here for the class pages, then go to the year group that you want to look at!


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