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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

Dear Parents

There have been some lovely events recently.  They started a fortnight ago with a visit from Anne Childs and Paul Holtham who came to talk to the children about the links between Shepley Library, the local branch of the WI and Margaret School in Uganda, Africa. The WI group made a wall hanging and blankets for the Ugandan school.  The wall hanging represents key features of our locality including our school.  It is beautiful and takes pride of place in the Headteacher’s office in Margaret School.  The blankets were made to help keep the children who board at the school keep warm at night.  The children also saw the blanket which features as a regular part of Shepley library’s story time.  Cards which show the wall hanging the WI made are on sale in the library if anyone was interested in purchasing one, they are blank inside and all proceeds will go to Margaret School.

Volunteers organised by Fenne Casey from the local community have been making poppies from recycled materials with the  children.  They are stunning and will form part of the service  being held on Sunday 21st Oct which marks the unveiling of the War Memorial Plaque.  A huge thank you to all who have come to help the children create the poppies.

We are continuing to develop our links with Cliffe House.  We will be working closely with Cliffe House over the coming academic year to keep developing and improving our Muddy Puddle Time curriculum. We are also hoping to work with the Institute for Outdoor Learning this year and share good practice with other outdoor education providers.

A big congratulations to our four Year 3 boys who made it through to the Kirklees Cross Country Final.  They came second as a team in the whole of Kirklees with Sebastian Flood coming an impressive 2nd place overall.  Well done to Clark Pattinson, Sebastian Flood, Samuel Robinson and Dale Lumb for this amazing achievement.

Next week we will hold our annual House Team times table competition, it will be as always an exciting event building up to the grand final on the 23rd October.

On Friday 19th October we will be holding a whole school muddy puddle day to celebrate the official opening of our school pond.  Representatives from Shepley Spring will be attending and opening the pond.  The school council will then show our visitors some of the things we get up to during our Muddy Puddle Time!

We look forward to seeing you all very soon at our parents evenings.

Mrs Bowman


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