Christmas Celebrations

This year Class One and Two performed the Nativity Play ‘Rock the Baby’ and we raised £172.10 for Play2Give’s Christmas Appeal ‘Sleigh2Give.’  This charity provides presents to children in hospital, low income families, vulnerable children and those with disabilities throughout Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire.

Our Christmas Service at St Faith’s church […]

Our School Choir

Our School Choir visited Feredune Care Home in Faringdon, to perform a Carol Concert to the residents.   The Choir also performed at the Carols by Candlelight Service held at St Faith’s Church in Shellingford.

Anti-Bullying Week

We had a very positive Anti-Bullying Week which focused on this year’s message ‘Make a Noise about Bullying.’ Across the school we have been delivering lessons,  assemblies and different cross-activities to remind everyone whether it’s in school, at home or in the community to make a noise and put a […]

Watermill Theatre – The Wizard of Oz

We all enjoyed our visit to the Watermill Theatre to see The Wizard of Oz.  It was a charming musical adventure full of surprises, laughter and wonder.  The children are always captivated by the stage set, the actors and actresses in their wonderful costumes and all the different musical instruments […]

Remembrance Service

Thank you for supporting THE POPPY APPEAL; The Royal British Legion wish to send their heartful
thanks for your very generous donations.
poignant occasion for the school community. We would like to give a very special thanks to Mr […]

Pond Project – Grand Opening

FoSS have worked tirelessly over the last 12 months re-developing the pond area for the children to
use. It is now completed and looks fantastic. The pond has been cleared of debris, a storyteller chair,
stools and benches purchased, a storage shed and seasonal information boards installed which will
be rotated throughout the […]

National Poetry Day

We celebrated National Poetry on Thursday 5th 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.

Take One Picture

Our school has entered The National Gallery’s Take One Picture programme. Primary schools
nationwide have been invited to complete cross-curricular projects based on Henri Rousseau’s
‘Surprised!’ The National Gallery selects a number of these projects for an exhibition at the gallery
which we hope to be visiting as a whole school in the […]

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.
The children made pipe cleaner figures […]

Harvest Service

We had the most enjoyable Harvest Service on Friday 29th September and it was so lovely to see so
many parents and families attend the celebration. St Faith’s church was full and the children sang
their hearts out! We would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to The Reverend Jeremy
Goulston who […]

Class Visits and Residentials

Children in Year 4, 5 and 6 headed off to Yenworthy Lodge on Exmoor in September for a week of
surfing, rock climbing and other outdoor activities with Mrs Sucksmith, Mrs Carter and myself. It
was a privilege to spend a week with the children who all embraced challenge and demonstrated
growth mindset […]

Shellingford School Family Learning Culture

We often talk to the children about the ‘Shellingford School Family Learning Culture’ and refer to
this in our lessons. We expect all our pupils to have a ‘Growth Mindset’ and for children to embrace
challenge, to persevere and learn from mistakes, show curiosity, enjoy learning together and have
aspirations. We would really […]

Roots and Foundation in Love

As a church school our Christian vision is at the heart of our provision and steers all we do with our
pupils and with one another. This term we are focusing on having ‘roots and foundation in love’
(Ephesians 3:17) to help inspire and guide our hearts and minds. In […]

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.

Sports Days

We had two perfect afternoons for our Sports Days for the younger and older children across the school. Mrs Setchell organised a range of physical activities and competitive races to encourage team building and to promote our ‘Heart’ Values (Honesty, Effort, Aspiration, Respect and Team Work). […]


Our Summer Production was again of a high standard! Congratulations to the children for two fantastic performances and to Miss Hill, Mrs Peacock and Miss Broomfield for leading the production. £163.40 was raised for Seesaw which is a small Oxfordshire charity that provides grief support to children, young people […]

FoSS Fun Day

On behalf of the Staff and Governing Body I would like to say a huge thank you Mrs Natalie Cocks and the FoSS committee for organising such a successful Fun Day last Saturday. It was so lovely to come together informally as a school community. Thank you to everyone […]

ShWimbledon 2023

Our annual ShWimbledon (Shellingford’s Wimbledon!) was enjoyed once again by all the children. We are grateful to the Farindgon Tennis Club for leading these coaching sessions and competitive games.

Sculpture Workshop

The whole school took part in a Sculpture Workshop to make relief plaster casts which have been displayed in the front garden.

Class 3 – Residential to Hill End

‘Class 3 went to Hill End on 25th April and 26th April. We had such an exciting time dressing up as Romans and Brits. We had a battle and the Brits won 3-1 but the Romans won the last battle. At dinner time we had a BBQ and also toasted […]

The Coronation of His Majesty The King.

The children made keepsakes of this historic occasion, designing crowns and royal emblems, learning about coins throughout the ages and the Royal Mint. The children thought about Christian service and ‘What is faith?’ and how it inspires a heart for others in the world. The song ‘Our King’ was especially […]

Roots to Food

Roots to Food came into school to deliver a cooking workshop. Each class was involved in a hands-on practical cooking session which focused on what makes a healthy and nutritious meal, how to prepare different foods and the principles of food safety and good hygiene. Here’s what the children got […]

Easter Bonnet Competition

We were very impressed with the number of entries for the Easter Bonnet Competition and clearly much effort had gone into creating these. Here are the winning entries and runners-up:

British Science Week

We celebrated British Science Week in March. This year’s theme is ‘Connections’. EYFS and KS1 learnt about animals and habitats linked to their visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. KS2 were involved in various scientific investigations, and activities and will be learning about significant scientists from […]