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Welcome to our website. We hope you find out a little bit about our school but if you have any further questions please contact us (see below) and we will be happy to help.


Shardlow Primary school is part of Willows Academy Trust. 

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We are a happy, active learning environment and we are proud of our school; our children, staff and the support we receive from our parents and community.


We are a small school with a big spirit, which offers opportunities that meet and go beyond the National Curriculum. Our pupils love our small school environment, which allows us to meet the needs of all learners; providing high quality support for those that need it and deepening the understanding of pupils who are ready for more!  


Our children's behaviour reflects their engagement and enjoyment of the rich curriculum provided and high expectations that we have of them. Our community has worked together to create a set of values that we incorporate into all aspects of learning to help ensure our pupils become active, generous, tolerant and caring citizens of Great Britain and the wider world. Known as the Shardlow Spirits, these core qualities (Independence, Respect, Motivation, Confidence, Open minded-ness and Responsibility) are embedded into lessons and school life at Shardlow.


We have a strong ethos of enrichment, with a busy timetable of before and after school clubs, as well as an enviable calendar of events such as trips (including annual residentials for children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6), workshops and celebration assemblies.


We take a determind approach to educating our pupils about well-being and healthy lifestyles including; 

  • Physical Activity- our commitment to PE and School Sport has seen us awarded a Platinum Mark from Your School Games and we were recently also award Derbyshire Active School of the year. All children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 swim all year round, ensuring that no child leaves Shardlow unable to swim, an aspect of strong local importance. 
  • Healthy Eating- we have a large and expanding allotment area and school cooking facilities; ensuring that our children are able to choose and prepare healthy food as they grow. 
  • Healthy mindset- we educate our children on the importance of emotional well-being and promote a growth mindset through workshops and a continued focus on the schools values.