Welcome to our friendly Shankhill School in the heart of the community, between Longtown, Penton and Brampton.
As there isn't a village in our catchment, we place our children and their families first in everything that we do. We look forward to meeting you in person, but in the meantime, we hope that our website provides a taste of our wonderful, fun-loving, thriving school.
We understand that choosing a Primary School for your child is an important decision. Through choosing Shankhill you have our commitment that we will leave nothing to chance; together we will make this an enriching, academically challenging and thoroughly enjoyable time in your child’s life.
We are proud of our family school where our talented and inspirational staff and governors know each child as an individual; this process starts before your child’s first day, and is the beginning of a relationship that will build and grow as your child does in our care. We will work closely with you as parents during this time to ensure that your child’s learning journey is a successful, happy and fulfilling one.
Our staff are dedicated, talented, nurturing and knowledgeable. Your child will be challenged and supported to achieve across the full breadth of our exciting and individualised curriculum. We live out our vision of 'enabling everyone to flourish and live life in all it's fullness', encouraging every child to be 'the best me I can be' and have aspirations and hopes for their future education and lives as they grow.
As a Church school, we also place great emphasis on nurturing our pupils’ growth as responsible citizens. We do this through exploring and developing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of learning, along with experiential learning about 'British Values and Christian 'Values for Life'. We educate the whole child, for learning and as a person through character education, exploring our values and virtues each day in school.
Our pupils are very well behaved, respectful and show developing levels of responsibility throughout school. We ensure all pupils play an active, positive part in their communities. We ensure all are listened to, all are valued, and through ongoing encouragement and celebrating individual successes, we develop our pupils’ self-esteem and aspirations.
Our school facilities are first class and extensive; we aim for all children to learn in the best possible environment. Our expansive grounds and outdoor facilities allow for a full range of curricular and extra-curricular activities; indoor and outdoor forest school activities and highly positive and active lunchtimes and playtimes. We have large, well resourced classrooms and a large multipurpose hall that can fit over 300 people in! Our new Mile tRack ensures that we can reach all areas of our vast grounds including our garden, spiritual gazebo, bird hide and forest zones.
Shankhill is an inclusive school. We strive to achieve the highest standards for each and every child regardless of their starting points or individual needs. Whatever your child’s individual circumstances, we aim to tailor a curriculum to meet their needs; one which facilitates enjoyment in learning and with equal opportunities for all. we have a strong record of supporting pupils with special educational needs and pupils with english as an additional language. Please explore our website further to find out more or contact us to arrange a visit.
On behalf of the pupils, staff, and Governors, I look forward to welcoming you to our school, Shankhill C of E Primary School.
Mrs Lynnsey Batey