Thank you for visiting our school website.
We are a friendly, happy and successful school, serving the diverse community of Chesterton. Our pupils come from a wide variety of backgrounds and many speak English as an additional language. We are a highly inclusive place of learning and are very proud to be the first school in the country to gain the Equalities Award.
We look carefully at the development of the ‘whole child’, and through a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum, with a focus on key skills, we aim to give children the best possible start in life. All children have huge potential, and we want our pupils to enjoy learning, achieve the highest possible standards, develop their curiosity and improve those skills that will help them now and in later life.
We promote an ethos where every child is valued as an individual; this helps them to grow into caring and respectful young people who are able to get on well with each other and make a positive contribution to our community.
Our building was purpose-built in 2011 and our spacious, light building has a well-resourced Library, Food Tech Room, ICT Suite, two halls, outdoor learning spaces (including an allotment), community rooms and a Children’s Centre.
Shirley Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff, parents and volunteers to actively share this commitment. Our Designated Persons for Safeguarding are myself, Mrs Wernham (Deputy Head and SENCO), Mrs Mitchell (Deputy Head), Mrs Taylor (Class Teacher), Mrs Willis, Ms. (Senior Inclusion TA), Ms. Reay (Family Inclusion Officer) and Mrs Kozicz (Extended Schools Manager).
Ofsted visited us in March 2018 and while they were visiting, children commented that ‘this is a good school because people make you feel welcome’. Parents also shared that ‘this is a truly inclusive school that does its best for all pupils, whatever their background, culture or ability’.
Visits to the school are always welcome – we look forward to meeting you!
Mr Cattermole, Headteacher
Dear Parents and Carers,
Cambridge United Community Trust are running an initiative called ‘Call For The Ball’ in a bid to boost physical & mental wellbeing for children living in CB1-CB5 postcodes. They are giving new footballs to primary aged children that do not already own one. Parents, please click this link to request a ball to be delivered to your address for your child.
They do have a limited number of footballs, although, if the initiative proves successful, they will endeavour to obtain more.
Shirley School Office
SPRING TERM - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday 4th January, as part of the current Lockdown arrangements in England, our school is closed until February half term at the earliest. Please see below for further information:
Children of critical workers and vulnerable pupils can be booked into our school bubbles, if they cannot be cared for at home. If you need to book a place, please call or email the school - firstname.lastname@example.org - by 3.00 p.m. on Thursday each week, to be able to book slots for the following week.
The school day for those sessions is 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. Gates open 8.55 - 9.10 a.m. and 2.55 - 3.10 p.m. Our pre-school remains open.
Learning will take place remotely with lessons posted on our website. Please visit the Classes pages and choose 'Remote Learning' for each year group. We will soon be offering 'live' lessons delivered by staff - further information to follow soon.
Children at school in bubbles will follow the same remote learning activities as those at home, as well as live lessons.
Please continue to check your school emails for further updates.
- Reception Class Remote Learning Letter 05-01-2021.pdf
- Year 1 Remote Learning Letter 05-01-2021.pdf
- Year 2 Remote Learning Letter 05-01-2021.pdf
- Year 3 Remote Learning Letter 05-01-2021.pdf
- Year 4 Remote Learning Letter 05-01-2021.pdf
- Year 6 Remote Learning Letter 05-01-2021.pdf
- Year 5 Remote Learning Letter 05-01-2021.pdf
If you need to contact the school office please do so by email email@example.com 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.
Shirley School Office
Winter Support Scheme and Winter Grant Scheme
Please find below important information regarding the Winter Support Scheme and how to claim.
We also attach information regarding how to access financial support if you cannot work because you have tested positive for COVID-19.