About Our School

Welcome to our website, where I hope you will gain an insight into life at our school. Shiplake CE Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England school which currently has 156 children on role. I’ve been Headteacher here for over 9 years and enjoy working every day with a dedicated staff, well behaved and enthusiastic children along with supportive Governors and parents.

Mrs K Page-Howie, Headteacher

To lead, develop, inspire & educate our young community.  We welcome everyone!

The School’s ethos and values of  ‘mutual respect, good behaviour and high academic standards within a Christian and moral culture’ are borne out in all aspects of your work.  Consequently, pupils are highly motivated, keen to learn and achieve well.

OFSTED 2016, Good

Explicit Christian values, understood and used by everyone create a successful learning environment in which children are nurtured in their academic and personal development. The headteacher, governors and staff have a passionate commitment to continually develop the Christian character of the school.

SIAMS Inspection (Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools) 2016,  ‘Outstanding’.

 

Ethos & Values

Truthfulness | Compassion | Wisdom | Peace | Equality | Friendship

The ethos of Shiplake CE Primary School is built upon mutual respect, good behaviour and the pursuit of high academic standards within a Christian and moral culture. The school encourages the co-operation of each individual to realize his or her own potential across a broad range of skills, within a happy, motivated and friendly community.

We work hard to support every child’s progress academically, doing our best to ensure they reach their own potential and gain a love and thirst for learning on their journey through our school.

Promoting enjoyment and happiness is key as we firmly believe that if children feel happy and secure, they will learn more effectively and build confidence in all they do.

The term ‘education’ is used in a broad sense at Shiplake. It’s about providing children with skills that they can apply in the years to come, building social skills and confidence with people, developing a good knowledge of core and foundation subjects and appreciation of the arts, along with understanding and upholding Christian values. It’s about lifelong learning, self belief and an all round education.

 

 

Meet the Team

The small school with big ambitions!

Katherine Page-Howie

Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead

Helen Boucher

Assistant Headteacher/Year 2 Class Teacher / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Anthony Tugwell

Assistant Headteacher/Year 6 Class Teacher / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Amy White

Year 5 Class Teacher

Trisha Halstead

Year 4 Class Teacher

Bronwyn Marrison

Year 3 Class Teacher

Nicky Boyd

Year 1 Class Teacher

Sarah Thomas

Reception Class Teacher

Sophie Underwood

Reception Class Teacher/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Sonia Smith

Specialist PE and Sports Teacher

Gilly Watt

Class Teacher

Anette Crick

Administration Assistant

Michelle Harris

School Bursar/Clerk to Governors

We love our school, you will too!