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 had a lovely May half term holiday.  What a busy few weeks we have had back at school! 

We continue to have sporting success here at Shepley.  The Year 5 rounders team successfully retained the pyramid shield, winning the competition for the second year running – well done to the team!  Our Year 4 and 5 swimming team were very successful at the pyramid gala this week.  It was a very exciting event with some close finishes and personal bests from the children.  We achieved 3     silver medals in individual races, a silver medal in the relay, the boys came 2nd overall, the girls 4th   overall and as a school we came 2nd overall.  Out of 16 schools this an amazing achievement, well done to the children who performed brilliantly on the night and thank you to the parents who came to cheer the team on!

Year 1 had their family event last week and enjoyed den building up in the woods. Reception enjoyed lovely weather for their family event on the henny this week, a great time was had by all.

Thank you to FOSFS who continue to support the school brilliantly, well done to Ingrid Barratt who won the FOSFS village treasure hunt completion and well done to all our finalists in Shepley’s Got Talent and the overall winners.  It was a fabulous display of talent from our pupils!  Thanks to the money raised by FOSFS we are able to purchase some brand new modern furniture for our new library, the library will be complete by the end of this half term.  We are now in a position to accept donated books from home, if you have any books in excellent condition then please either send them into school with your children or drop them off at the school office.

Thank you for also supporting the school council with recent fundraising events, they have raised just over £700 towards the bike and scooter rack they would like.  FOSFS have kindly offered to contribute the remaining funds required.  We are hoping the bike and scooter rack will be installed over the   summer holidays ready for use in September.

Thank you to some of our parents who have recently taken time to come into school.  Thanks to Dom Higgins who gave the children a talk about The Wildlife Trusts 30 days wild challenge.  Thanks to Andrew Donoghue who is coming to do bike maintenance sessions with all of our Year 5 children.  Thanks to Matt Pattison who is coming to talk to the children about a sponsored run he is doing to raise money for FOSFS. Matt is running 75 miles of the Kirklees Way all within 24 hours! There is a sponsor form in the school office for anyone who would like to sponsor him. I’m sure the children will come and tell you all about it after he has spoken to them.

We have lots more events before the end of the year, we have family events, class assemblies, school trips, sports day, summer fun day and our end of year disco. 

Thank you for all your support, I look forward to seeing you at one of our many events over the coming weeks.

Mrs Bowman

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