Crazy Hair Day

Friends of Shellingford School (FoSS) organised a Crazy Hair Day for the children. We were very impressed with everyone’s hair styles – they certainly were very crazy!

National Poetry Day

We celebrated National Poetry on Thursday 6th October. The children and teaching staff shared their favourite poems. The children created poetry of our own and each class performed their poetry to parents at our Whole School Celebration Assembly.

Harvest Celebrations

Our whole school Harvest Service took place on Friday 30th September at St Faith’s church and was led by the children in Classes 1 and 2. We had the most enjoyable Harvest Service and it was so lovely to see so many parents and families attend the celebration. The church […]

School Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The pupils and staff paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflecting on her life during Collective Worship and in lessons. We wanted to thank our late monarch for all the ways she served her country and those in her care. The children wrote personal messages and drew […]

Prayer Space

BeSpace and the Uffington Benefice of Churches organised a Prayer Space in St Faith’s Church to give the children an opportunity to experience prayer in a personal way.  We were very grateful to the volunteers and for everyone’s hard work in providing this experience for the children. […]

Ofsted Inspection Report

The school was inspected last term and the report has now be published. The inspection was very positive and the Ofsted Inspectors were extremely complimentary about the school. The inspection report can also be found on the Homepage of the school’s website.

Welcome Back

It is lovely to see everyone again after the summer break and we would particularly like to welcome all our new families and staff who have joined us. The children have settled in very well and it has been a pleasure to watch them return to school. […]

Year Six Leavers Service

We ended the academic year by wishing our Year Six children all the very best for their future as they begin the next chapter in their lives. The service was held at St Faith’s Church, Shellingford and was a memorable occasion for us all.

Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies

Our summer production was again of a high standard! Congratulations to the children for two fantastic performances and to Mr Drew for leading the production. We decided to continue to raise money for Ukraine at our summer productions and a further £115.00 was donated to the Appeal. […]

Sponsored Sunflower Challenge

Our recent fundraising challenge raised an incredible £532.20 for the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal. Thank you for generous donations and for all the photographs you sent to us.

FoSS Fun Day

On behalf of the Staff and Governing Body a huge thank you Mrs Gabrielle Mann and the FoSS committee for organising such a successful Fun Day. It was so lovely to come together informally as a school community. Thank you to everyone who supported this event – we were not […]

ShWimbledon 2022

We held our annual ShWimbledon (Shellingford’s Wimbledon!) in July which involved tennis coaching sessions and competitions led by the Farindgon Tennis Club. The coach commented on how polite and well behaved the children were and that they were a credit to the school.

Curriculum Enrichment Days

In June we welcomed back Dance Days who led 1950’s dance sessions with each class to conclude our celebrations of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We also held a Skip2Bfit workshop for the whole school when all the children (and staff!) challenged themselves to see how many skips they could do […]

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

We had the most wonderful week just before half-term celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in school. On the Tuesday we held a Community Picnic Lunch and welcomed residents from the village to join us. The weather stayed fine (just!) and towards the end of the afternoon we gathered on the […]

Ascension Day Service

Ascension Day comes forty days after Easter and celebrates Jesus’ ascension into heaven. It marks an important transition in the Church calendar and as a reference point for the faith of Christians.. The feast day falls on Thursday 26th May, and we held a service at St Faith’s Church, Shellingford […]

Annual Parent and Pupil Questionnaires Feedback

Many thanks to those parents who kindly responded to the questionnaire. We had responses from 34 of the 70 school families. We are delighted that 100% of respondents would recommend Shellingford School to another family. An overwhelming majority (84%) showed positive responses to all the questions, and the results […]

Curriculum Activities

Our whole school topic for the summer term has a focus on History. Class 3 and 4’s visited Warwick Castle and our younger pupils in Class 1 and 2 visited to The Vale and Downland Museum at the start of the term. Here are also some photographs of some magnificent […]

Easter Bonnets

Friends of Shellingford School (FoSS) organised an Easter Bonnet competition. We were very impressed and clearly much effort had gone into creating these. Here are some photographs of the winning entries:

Easter Celebrations

Easter is the most important Christian festival of the year when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our Easter Service was held in St Faith’s Church Shellingford and led by
Class 3 who had thoughtfully prepared the service with Bible readings, prayers and poems reflecting the Easter story. The whole […]

Cotswold Forest School

We are delighted that Cotswold Forest School have returned to work with the children this term. Forest Schools allow the children to engage in practical problem-solving and team-work activities in the outdoor environment and can help develop children’s confidence and self-esteem.

Peace Day

Our thoughts continue to be occupied by the conflict in Ukraine and the ensuing refugee crisis. Regular prayers for the people of Ukraine are being said during our Collective Worships and we have given the children opportunities to discuss the situation with their teachers if questions have arisen. We are […]

Reading, Phonics and Spelling: Parents Presentation

We gave an online TEAMs presentation for parents on how we teach reading, spellings and phonics across the school and how parents can best support their child/ren in these areas at home. The presentation focused on each year group and was applicable for all children in Early Years, Key Stage […]

World Book Day

We began Spring Term 4 by celebrating World Day and as usual we were highly impressed with the array of costumes and book characters. We spent the week focusing on books and a love of reading with different classroom activities running throughout each day. One of the activities was the […]

Safer Internet Day

This year’s global theme was All fun and games? with a focus on respect and relationships online. The whole school discussed where children can play games and how we interact with others safely and respectfully online.