The small
school with
big ambitions!

A school small enough to nurture each
child, yet big enough to inspire ambition
and excellence. We do both, and in
beautiful surroundings!

At Shiplake CE Primary
School, our purpose is
to lead, develop, inspire
and educate all our young
community.  We welcome everyone!

Mrs Katherine Page-Howie
Head Teacher

We are

  • Academically excellent
  • Nurturing environment
  • Lots of sports, music and arts
  • Varied residentials & day trips
  • Great after-school clubs
  • Reception to Year 6
  • Nursery provision on separate site

Our Four Pillars of Excellence


Whatever the subject- Maths, Science , the Arts or Sport we strive for excellence through the provision of a high calibre, rounded education.Read more

Actively seeking and promoting innovation in our classrooms to promote best practice,  inspire children and keep their love of learning alive. Read more

Providing leadership to our wider community and fostering respect and a community spirit within the school.Read more

We really believe in looking after our children and in giving them the best pastoral care. We live our Christian values and take their mental and spiritual health really seriously. Read more

Clubs on this week


An outstanding church school

SIAMS Inspection Dec 2016 Read the full report

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13
Shiplake C of E Primary School delivers a unique combination of village school atmosphere with high academic achievement, student ambition and educational innovation. We believe all children are individuals and need to be inspired and supported to achieve their best. We make the most of their talents and further develop their learning to become valued members of their community. We are a ‘Voluntary Aided’ School meaning the Church of England maintains an active interest in the school whilst giving overall control to the Local Authority.    

Term times

  • Autumn

    03 Sept - 24 Oct 2019
    04 Nov - 19 Dec 2019
  • Spring

    07 Jan - 13 Feb 2020
    24 Feb - 03 April 2020
  • Summer

    20 April - 21 May 2020
    01 June - 21 July 2020

Class Room Corner

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We love our school, you will too!