Welcome Message from the Headteacher
It is with great pride that I welcome you to the website of our very special Church of England School.
Despite our relatively recent growth, we have retained a village school feel. Every child is an important member of the school and relationships within our school are strong. This is because we hold our values in such high regard, so they drive everything we do.
We provide high quality learning environments and excellent facilities for sport, play and learning. The children are involved in developing and maintaining our extensive grounds and they benefit from a wide range of outdoor activities.
We have a strong focus on caring for the world; in our bio-dome and raised beds, we grow food for the homeless. As part of our global responsibility we have established close links with a school in Southern India. Both organisations are focused on improving the environment and on learning from each other about the best ways in which to do this.
Standards in the school in all subjects are high because of our values, which motivate our children to do their best in all things: every child who needs support, in whatever way, is given it.
Above all else, we foster a love of learning for life in our school, by making every adult and child feel valued and loved - and in all we do, we make sure we respect the views, beliefs and cultures of everyone in our multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-faith, inclusive ethos.
We would love to show you around our school and our video below will give you a real feel for the vibrant and dynamic school we have become. I would encourage you to read our OFSTED report from 2018, and to read our SIAMS report, from September 2019. All these things - but first and foremost, the voices of the children - give us immense pride.
Ethos and Values
We believe everyone is precious in the sight of God and we value the individual gifts brought by each and every member of our community. At Shinfield, we include the following as our most important values, the greatest of which is love: creativity and collaboration, hope and honesty, inclusion and individuality, love and loyalty, determination, respect, enjoyment and nurture. The initial letters of our values spell out the word ‘CHILDREN’ – and this is what we’re about – developing happy, well-educated and well-rounded young people, able to cope with the challenges of life in the global economy in the years to come.
‘As I have loved you, so you must love one another.’ John 13, 34