Welcome to Great and Little Shelford CE (A) Primary School
I am very pleased to welcome you to our school website. Thank you for your interest in our wonderful school!
We all take a genuine interest in every member of our community and live out our vision through all we do.
Continue reading the welcome from the Headteacher here.
Our school was graded as 'Good' by Ofsted in October 2018. The inspector stated
"During the course of the inspection, I visited every classroom in the school and had further discussions with some teachers. As a result, I was able to experience the strong commitment across the whole school to setting high expectations for pupils and working to support them to meet, and sometimes exceed, those expectations. Staff and pupils take learning seriously and, consequently, pupils make good progress."
The school was also judged very favourably in November 2019 through our SIAMs Church School Inspection: RE - Excellent; Overall - Good; Collective Worship - Good. The inspector stated, "The impact of the school’s vision is seen particularly strongly in the strength of relationships, as every person shares the responsibility of contributing to a community working in harmony." and "The commitment adults demonstrate for each pupil and for their colleagues is mirrored in the strength of respect and friendship between pupils. Parents report how pupils of all ages highly value being nominated for the weekly award for showing kindness. They particularly value the ways in which older pupils demonstrate Christian love through their care for younger friends."
We hope that you enjoy exploring these pages to find more about our school. If you would like to visit us, please ring the school office on 01223 843107 to make an appointment . We look forward to welcoming you.
Great and Little Shelford CE (A) Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Celebration Worship - 23rd October 2020
As pupils joined the Teams call, we shared quiet meditative music entitled 'Sway'
We opened the celebration worship with our signed gathering statement linked to our school vision:
Leader: We live and work in harmony
Response: With love for one another
We recapped our worship focus this week - saying thank you. We commenced with an individual success by Alice W and Erica S for their work out of school in making dog treats to sell for a guide dog charity!
Silver Bins (tidiest classes): Y2; Y5
- Eleanor H-W - excellent attention to detail in your geocentric vs. heliocentric views of the solar system debate.
- Eleanor P - for great instruction writing of how to make a fruit face;
- Eddie H - for hard work leading to excellent progress this year;
- Joseph R - for hard work and resilience in numeracy;
- Hizkia D - for excellent effort in a mini project about Argentina, culminating in a well-informed booklet;
- Abigail B - for an excellent attitude to learning - particularly in maths. You have shown all four of the Shelford Star values.
Housepoints: this week's winning house is the house of excellence, domus praestantium - the Owls.
You can find a weekly Collective Worship linked to our curriculum threads here!
You can find lockdown Celebration Worship videos here!
Our Ofsted letter from our inspection on 18th October became available on Wednesday 14th November and can be found below.
18/10/18 - The school continues to be a good school and safeguarding is effective
Sing for your School!
As part of Cambridgeshire Music's Sing for your School competition, our Year 6 pupils wrote and performed a song unique to our local open spaces. We hope you enjoy listening to it (below)!
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Our 175th Anniversary - 28th September 2018
On the radio: 28th September 2018
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
• Shelford school choir rehearsal for anniversary service, 8.50am
• Interview with Shelford school choir for BBC Music Day, 5.50pm
In the paper: 1st October 2018
• Half-page article and interview, page 7; click on the blue link below for a copy!