The Big Christmas Sing

Our School Choir took part in The Big Christmas Sing in Oxford, an event organised by the County Music Service. We were extremely proud of the children and pleased that they were able to take part in this festive event.

Children in Need Appeal 2022 – Walk and Talk

On Friday 19th November we all put on our walking clothes and wellies and went for a ramble across the fields and through the woods. The children had a great time walking, talking and spotting the spots!  We all enjoyed the fresh air and the countryside and raised £76.60. […]

Anti-Bullying Week

We have also had a very positive Anti-Bullying Week which focused on this year’s message of ‘Reach Out.’ 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 reach out and show support to […]

Watermill Theatre – Rapunzel

We all enjoyed our visit to the Watermill Theatre to see Rapunzel. 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 that the cast […]

Act of Remembrance

Our Act of Remembrance and Dedication was held at St Faith’s Church and was a very poignant occasion for the school community. We would like to give a very special thanks to Mr Tom Scrivens, and Mrs Steve Cloete from The Royal British Legion who were in attendance and to […]

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: