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Shawlands Primary School!

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 2016/17 Attendance: 96.2% (Week 27)

School Target: 97% attendance and an average of 3 late marks per week!

Class of the week: Y5 (Mrs Rose) with 100%!  Well done!

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'We believe in providing opportunities and experiences that make a difference to children's lives now and in the future...'

Hello, I'm Mr McClure, the Headteacher.  Thank you for taking the time to visit our website!

This site has been prepared to help you and your child by explaining some of the workings and organisation of Shawlands Primary School.  We welcome you most warmly and trust that your child’s time here will be both happy and beneficial in every aspect of their education.  We are very proud of our pupils, the skills that they have and the way that they contribute fully to our happy and thriving community.

You are always most welcome to visit the school and share our work and success.  Shawlands Primary School is fortunate to have so many talented, caring and committed people among its staff, governors and parents.  Please keep in touch with what is happening in your child’s school.  We view you as active partners and need your informed support for the future and the changes it will bring.  Our school has recently launched the 'Pupil Promise' that we are all working towards.  This charter is set out below.

At Shawlands Primary we aim to live out our vision of ‘Better Together’, by:

  • Having high aspirations/building an inclusive learning environment for all of our pupils and for ourselves as staff, parents, leaders, Governors or pupils
  • Ensuring that staff, pupils and parents build effective, positive and strong relationships with the child’s best interests at heart
  • Where there is a difference of opinion, we work together to find a common ground that will support and benefit the child(ren)
  • Developing confident oral skills, to be a good and attentive listener and to have empathy with others
  • Allowing children to work with others to nurture their skills, abilities and talents
  • Where possible, to work with external experts to develop a wide range of significant skills
  • Allowing staff to be committed to their own professional development and to ensure that all staff can give their children the best provision possible
  • Preparing children for life after Shawlands; to be ready for the next stage of their educational development, to be an honest and decent citizen in our community, to be confident and sociable among friends and peers, to be kind and considerate of others
  • Giving children the environment and care, guidance and support they need to reach their potential
  • Caring for and helping those that are less fortunate than ourselves
  • Being active, healthy and always ready to learn
  • Promote independence among our pupils and give opportunities to mature and grow

Our School Rules

Children must follow our school rules at all times:

  • Be honest and take responsibility for your actions and conduct
  • Be kind and respect yourself, others, our school and all property
  • Work hard- give 100% and be the best you can be! Believe in yourself and have an ‘I can’ attitude
  • Listen to others and value their opinions and feelings. Team work gets the best results! Remember that we are always ‘Better Together.’
  • Be happy and confident. Look smart and move around school safely.
  • Set a good example to others
  • Never harm another living thing

Learning together is learning forever!  Our 'Better Together' theme of the month!



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Bethany Hyde(less than a month ago)

I know I have left Shawlands but I still love being involved in as many ways possible as I am so so grateful for everything this school has done for me. Moving up to secondary school was a definite challange for me. I was so nervous and scared but exited at the same time. On my first day I remember my stomach felt like it was in a knot however as soon as I got settled in (which wasn't very long at all as everyone is so welcoming) I felt so happy and I love Horizon. Now I get involved in as many things possible whilst there and on Sunday at the Easter Fayre me and some of my friends have a craft making stall where childeren and adults can come and pay to make lovely and simple crafts for a small price to raise money for Sheffield Childeren's Hospital with Horizon's rotary club. I thought this would be helpful for any worried Y6 pupils and I am telling you Horizon isn't as scary as it seems, it takes a bit of getting used to but it is amazing. I hope to see a few familiar faces at the Easter Fayre. Bye

Erin(about a month ago)

At winmarleigh i was scared of going to the top of all aboared but in the end i got to the top with the help of my friends and at the end i was really proud of my self

Lydia Smith Y6(about a month ago)

I went on the top diving board when I was nine. It took me quite a long time to be brave but I did it and afterwards I was filled with adrenaline.