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

Last Day this half term is Thursday 16th February - School re-opens on Monday 27th February

Headteacher's Blog

I can’t believe we are nearly at the end of another half term, we are all looking forward to Spring hopefully arriving very soon!  Next week will be our first inter house competition, a spelling bee.  We will let you know who the winners are but thank you to all the children who have taken part so far. Over the half term we will be having a new library fitted on the mezzanine and new lighting in the hall.  These will really improve the school further, we are very excited about the developments to the building for the children’s benefit. We recently had a very productive PTA meeting.  There are lots of fundraising events on over the coming few months, we hope you are able to support these.  Your help is invaluable to the school.  Next half term is a very busy one here at school, there are lots of different events for the children and for you the parents. 

Our first big event is on Thursday 2nd March which is World Book Day.  Children can come dressed as their favourite character, the staff will be dressed up too!  There are lots of acting activities planned including some trips to the local library and quizzes.  On Tuesday 21st March at 6pm we will hold an information evening for Year 2 parents on the SATs Year children complete in May.  Friday 24th March will be Comic Relief Day.  By popular demand children can come dressed in their pyjamas that day!  The last two weeks of term will be when we hold our parents evenings and KS2 shows but there will also be a whole host of Easter activities going on too. 

And finally on the last day of term the PTA will hold a ‘Break The Rules’ day for children.  Children will receive a list of rules they can break eg. Not wearing uniform, not having neat and tidy hair etc. and will pay a small amount for each rule they want to break!

All money raised by our PTA will go to new furniture for the library, new books for the library and the future development of the Henny.

I would also like to introduce a new governor to you all.  We are delighted that Kate Tate will be joining our governing body next term.  Kate brings a wealth of skills and experience to our governing body and we are delighted that she is taking up this important role with us.  Kate will be a co-opted governor, some of you will know Kate as a parent of children at Shepley.

Thank you for your support

Mrs Bowman


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