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Shiplake CE Primary School - The small school with big ambitions!


Our purpose is to lead, develop, inspire and educate all our young community.
We welcome everyone!

The School’s ethos and values of ‘mutual respect, good behaviour and high academic standards within a Christian and moral culture’ are borne out in all aspects of your work. Consequently, pupils are highly motivated, keen to learn and achieve well.

OFSTED 2016, Good

Explicit Christian values, understood and used by everyone create a successful learning environment in which children are nurtured in their academic and personal development. The headteacher, governors and staff have a passionate commitment to continually develop the Christian character of the school.

SIAMS Inspection (Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools) 2016, ‘Outstanding’.

This week in school:

The only election that matters; Do you love them or hate them and will they retain their place on the Christmas dinner plate?

Sprouts lose out on the Christmas dinner table !

The results of the Sprout Election could be seen on the Christmas dinner table at Shiplake CE Primary School lunch. Guess who won by a small majority? The Anti Sprout league. For those keen on the numbers, The votes were 81 to 73. The Pro-Sprout Bureau supporters took it well and the green vegetables were still available to those who wanted them. But look at all these sprout free happy faces. A clean campaign was fought, there was no lies told, this is true democracy in action. Politicians take note.

Article created / last edited: 6 January 2020

The real Postmistress of Shiplake gives her approval to School Post Office.

The Reception Children at Shiplake CE Primary School have been very busy this week turning their classsroom into a Post Office.

They've been learning all about the Postal Service and the journey letters take ( or should take) to get from A to B. Carol Harvey, kindly gave her approval to their role play area. She'd have loved to pop in but for the huge queues snaking through the shop at this busy time of year. 

Article created / last edited: 6 January 2020

Do you love them or hate them? Shiplake CE School votes !!

Forget Brexit and the General Election there’s only one vote that matters in this school.

Love them or hate them? Pupils will vote to decide their fate to see if they keep their place on the school Christmas dinner plate.


This week in school we've been preparing for our sprout election which will take place on December 17th.

And, in a still life masterclass, the school’s Art Teacher Mrs Watt has been asking the children to make their own drawings for a competition. Here's a sneak preview of Year 4's offerings.
It’s all part of a cunning plan by Miss Watt to ensure pupils understand the power of their vote and the fact that in times past many people (women for example) didn’t have a vote. Now that’s what we call creative learning.

Article created / last edited: 6 January 2020