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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

Headteacher's Blog

The weeks are going fast so quickly at the moment!  There have been many events and trips over the last two weeks.  Year 3 and 4 have been to Shelley College taking part in pyramid sport events.  Year 5 performed  brilliantly at the Shelley Pyramid Music Festival (part of the Kirklees music festival).  They rehearsed all day last Monday with all the schools in our pyramid perfecting their performances of the songs.  I was incredibly proud of their behaviour which was impeccable in very warm conditions all day!  Their performance on the night was incredible, it was a wonderful evening and a great celebration of music in the pyramid. Thank you to all the families who came out on Monday evening to support their children. Well done Year 5!  Year 5 were lucky enough to have another trip this week.  They had a university experience day at Huddersfield University. They really enjoyed the day and felt inspired by the facilities they saw throughout the day. Thank you to Mrs Ricketts  for organising the day. Reception had a wet but wonderful day at Roundhay Park and Tropical world on Wednesday.  Again the children were fantastic enjoying their walk around the lake and lunchtime in one of the bandstands before going into Tropical World.  The teachers were very proud of how polite and respectful the children were in Tropical World as due to the wet weather it was very crowded with the general public!  Well done Reception!  Class 1 are out today at Manchester Runway Visitor Park exploring aircraft and learning all about aeroplanes. 

As the end of year will soon be upon us we are making our final arrangements for classes next year. I would like to let you know that after giving the school many years of service Mrs Willsdon will be leaving us and also Miss Seely, we wish them well and would like to thank them for all they have done for the school.  Miss Renforth is expecting a baby in October and will hopefully be returning for a few weeks in September before beginning her maternity leave.  I have appointed two new teachers who will start in September.  They are Miss Wilson and Miss Lomas.  We will let you and the children know which teacher they will have next year just before the end of the year.

Next week on Friday the 7th we will hold our sports day and FOSFS Family Fun Event, please come and support your children and FOSFS!

And finally could I please request that everyone parks considerately around the school.  Many parents, grandparents and child minder park near the school on neighbouring streets and although the vast majority of people do park carefully some sadly don’t.  It has affected some of our residents recently which you will read about in the newsletter.  We want our local residents to be affected as least as  possible by the school and so please think before you park and where possible walk.

Mrs Bowman

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