The School Site

Great and Little Shelford Primary school is a fascinating mixture of buildings of different ages ranging from the original school house of 1843 to more recent extensions.

The school is approached via a driveway immediately to the left of Great Shelford Parish church. To enter during the school day, the school office can be contacted via an intercom on the security gate.
Grounds & Facilities
Our school is very fortunate to have a spacious playground with a new trim trail to cater for the wide range of playtime activities on offer. Our wonderful playing field is large enough for a good-sized football or cricket pitch. The field tapers towards the end, this area has been put to good use in providing us with somewhere to develop our wildlife garden. We also have a small cultivated area where vegetables are grown. Along one side of the playing field are several 'outdoor curriculum' storage areas containing different activities for children at playtime and lunchtime. A meadow area has also been developed from land acquired in 2013 from adjacent farmland. This space provides an opportunity for exploration and play in which children are encouraged to take risks in this slightly uncultivated area.
Surrounded by mature trees and with a view of the Parish Church, the school grounds are a very nice place to be on a sunny afternoon. We try to use our outdoor areas as often as possible within our curriculum studies.
Classrooms
All of our classrooms have an interactive whiteboard and six computers so that ICT can be fully integrated into the curriculum. We also have twenty four laptops to complete a class set for ICT skills lessons. Our classrooms are all fully resourced to cater for the excellent learning that takes place within them.
Interior
The interior of the school has been adapted over the years to meet changing educational needs and improvements continue to be made. The newer part of the building also houses a music room that doubles as a cooking facility with a basic cooking area. We also have a small library complete with comfortable chairs and rugs for independent or group reading activities. Our large hall doubles as the school dining room served by the adjacent kitchen.
Swimming Pool
The school has its own heated swimming pool. This is used during the second half of the summer term to provide swimming lessons for all children.