Here at Shotley School we believe in providing an education that places importance on the development of the whole child and that is underpinned by our Key Values:
- Respect for each other
- The importance of each child's spiritual and moral development
- The importance of each child's intellectual and physical growth
- Regard for our environment
- The importance of each person in our school community.
We educate children between the ages of four and eleven from the village and neighbouring areas. We work very closely with the village pre-school provider 'Kidzone' who have moved into our school building so that we can work even more effectively together, ensuring that the transition into full time education is seamless for each Reception child.
We deliver a creative curriculum through topics that engage the children. Within the curriculum, we aim to ensure that fundamental British values of democracy, the rules of law, individual liberty and mutual respect are taught and discussed and we highlight the importance of respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
To deliver our curriculum we use the facilities and resources we have in school, such as a large ICT suite, a purpose-built kitchen, sports hall and large recreation field, a spinney, an environmental area and an outdoor classroom. We also use the local area to enhance the children's learning experience, such as the local farm, church, beach, marinas and woods. We also invite members of the community into school.
We have a myriad of clubs that enhance children's education in school as well as a creative staff whose passions include The Arts, History and PE and Sport.
Our passion for a fulfilling and creative curriculum does not disregard academic standards. Each child's learning is closely monitored and support is given to a child should they need it, to either help the child with strategies or extend the more able child's thinking.
" Shotley School is the best primary school ever. It teaches children to be more independent and to want to learn. The bond between the teachers and their pupils is so special. "
- an extract from a former pupil's letter to school
If you wish to meet us, we welcome visitors into school, just ring us to arrange a suitable time and we would love to see you.