• New Website to be launched next week
    • Clubs: Monday - Lego and Yoga, Tuesday - Gym and Fun with Phonics
    • Clubs: Wednesday - Choir and Cross Country, Thursday - Multi Sports and Homework
    • Open Events: Tuesday 7th November 1.30 to 2.30 and Thursday 9th November 9.30 to 10.30
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    ‘Shipley School …..provides an inclusive environment where the needs of pupils are met as well as a high level of nuture and care to its school community through a strong Christian ethos.’ SIAMS Report February 2017

    We are very proud of our lovely school and the children and families within the community. We work in partnership with parents and carers to provide a safe, nuturing and inspirational place in which to learn.

  • Welcome to Shipley!

    Welcome to Shipley CE Primary School, a lovely rural school set in beautiful countryside south of Horsham, West Sussex. Our supportive, family environment along with high academic expectations allows children to feel valued and flourish under the care of experienced and committed staff.

    If you would like to see for yourself what makes Shipley such a special place to learn and grow, please do pay us a visit – we look forward to welcoming you!

    To arrange a visit, please call our School Secretary, Mrs Stocker, on 01403 741298.

  • The Vision

    The school motto of Friendship Faith and Future  underpins the life of the school. It reflects our caring community, Christian character and focus on helping children to be the best they can be, achieving their full potential.  We are very proud of the rich curriculum and opportunities for meaningful cross-curricular learning. Our whole school topics are selected to inform and inspire the children and deepen their knowledge and skills through quality texts.

    Pupils have very positive, mature attitudes to learning due to lively, stimulating teaching. Challenging tasks keep them on their toes and sustain their interest and engagement.’ Ofsted November 2014.

    Forest School and learning outside the classroom is an important part of our school week, especially in our rich, natural surroundings. Children in the Early Years are involved in designing their outdoor space and there is a focus on creativity and experiential learning in a safe environment.

    Adults generate a real sense of belonging which results in children behaving well and feeling safe and secure. This was illustrated as children sat chatting with adults around a campfire, drinking hot chocolate and eating toast that they had ‘helped’ adults cook.’ Ofsted November 2014


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  • What do you like most about Shipley?

    • Shipley has given both our children a wonderful start to their school lives – they are given great care and individual attention and a chance to grow in confidence and ability in a small and beautiful setting.

    • We like the early bird club and the good choice of after school clubs.

    • The staff are lovely and it is evident they know my child very well and treat her as an individual.

    • I have friends. Everyone has friends here.

    • The Headteacher is such a lovely, warm person.

    • You can always get help when you need it.

    • Both my child and I are treated as individuals.

    • We appreciate that everyone is very approachable and I feel happy that my child is well looked after and being well guided.

    • The friendliness between staff and pupils and between pupils means that nothing goes unnoticed or unappreciated.

    • It makes me learn things I don’t know and things I already know in a better way.