Message for parents


Provision for Pupils of Key Workers only (children highlighted in the government key workers document) from Friday 27th March and during the Easter holidays will be at Shute Primary School – 01297 33348 or email

The government are advising that, “If it is at all possible for children to be at home they should be”.  Using the school as a care provider should be the last option and only if you cannot keep your child safe at home.  The aim of closing schools is to minimise social interaction and to stop the spread of the virus.

Key Information

We are a small rural primary school for children aged 4 to 11. The children are taught in one of four classes depending on their age.

Pipts – N1, N2 & Reception

Kingfishers – Year 1 & Year 2

Jackdaws – Year 3 & Year 4

Ospreys – Year 5 & Year 6

In September 2012 we joined with three other local schools to form the Axe Beacon Federation.    This was an exciting time for us as we moved into a new phase of providing excellent education, through a strong and committed team.

For further information about the Federation visit: Axe Beacon Federation

We make good use of the teaching areas in our school.   There are computers and interactive whiteboards in each main classroom and a wide selection of fictional and non-fictional reading material in our classrooms and library areas.  We are constantly updating our facilities to provide an effective and stimulating learning environment. The ICT provision is further augmented by a set of laptops that are used in every classroom.

We aim to foster, in school, a friendly and caring atmosphere where each child is encouraged to achieve his or her full potential in all areas of the curriculum. We are able to give individual attention to children which helps to encourage them to achieve much higher goals. We place much emphasis on the basic areas of the National Curriculum, as well as the practical side, and use a mixture of traditional and modern teaching methods to achieve our aims.

Though we do not have a school playing field, we do use the village field for outdoor games and we make timetabled use of the Village Hall for gymnastics, dance and drama productions. The children in year 1 to year 6 attend swimming lessons for set periods of time through the year. The school has achieved the Gold Level Award for Physical Education, Daily Physical Activity and School Sport.

We play an active part in the life of the village community and to add to our annual Harvest Festival and Christmas ‘Production’ we hold Exhibitions of the children’s work, Curriculum Activity Weeks and contribute to village celebrations and events. The children can participate in a wide range of extra curricula activities ranging from sports, crafts, computers and music which are led by teachers and trained tutors.

The children undertake various visits and the Key Stage 2 children participate in either a three or five day residential visit every two years.

We have a very hard working PTFA who, not only fund raise, but also organise social events throughout the year.

Further information can be accessed via the Ofsted website including our latest Ofsted Inspection Report

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