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Shepley First School

Welcome to our school

We hope you find our web-site informative. If, having looked through it, you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate in contacting us or telephoning to arrange a visit.

Our popular and successful primary school for pupils aged 4 – 10 is situated in the village of Shepley and is a member of the highly popular and very successful three-tier Shelley Pyramid of schools within Kirklees.

We aim to create a positive learning environment where our children feel included and valued, happy and secure, where they experience and develop high self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities.

I am sure as you walk around Shepley First you will see why we are really proud of our children, staff and our school. 

Fran Bowman

Headteacher's Blog

I hope you all enjoyed a lovely half term break, the children have been full of tales about all the lovely things they did last week.  We are looking forward to an action packed half term!  Please keep  checking newsletters and the school website for dates of events.


First of all though I would like to give a very special mention to Year 5.  Before the holiday we went on our very first camping trip and had a fantastic time. The children were fabulous, they had amazing attitudes and there was a lovely team spirit throughout the two days. The children were a pleasure to be with and we were very proud of all their achievements.

Well done to our Year 5 cricket teams who represented school brilliantly this week.  They showed great sportsmanship and give 100% to each game!

We were presented with a cheque from The Forget Me Not Trust in assembly today.  The children raised an amazing £975.21. The Forget Me Not Trust were astounded by this and told the children what a  difference that was going to make to the children and families they support.  A special mention to Luke Sykes who raised the most money. Thank you for helping your child support this vital charity.

Year 2 had a great trip to Cliffe House this week, their orienteering skills really impressed Miss Pearson and their determination to collect all 20 markers during orienteering was fantastic.

Year 5 are having some tennis coaching from Shepley tennis club at the moment, all children will have a taster session in their jump up week.  Reception have been enjoying their balance-ability sessions this week, zooming around the playground!

Next Tuesday our school swimming team will be taking part in the Shelley Pyramid Annual Gala, the  children are very excited about the event which will as always I am sure be a nail biting evening!  Also, next Thursday Reception will be visiting Tropical World in Sheffield and Year 5 will be visiting Huddersfield University.  These will all be great experiences for the children.

Please could I ask for your help and support with something that has come to our attention.  Please could parents, grandparents and child minders please not allow children onto the henny before and after school. The henny is our outdoor learning environment and we must protect it.  We have had some damage done to some areas. This also includes the adventure playground.  The children have been informed in assembly today that before and after school the henny and adventure playground are out of bounds.  They are only to be used by teachers during school time and the after school club, after school.  Thank you for your help with this.

Mrs Bowman

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