The small
school with
big ambitions!

A school small enough to nurture each
child, yet big enough to inspire ambition
and excellence. We do both, and in
beautiful surroundings!

At Shiplake CE Primary
School, our purpose is
to lead, develop, inspire
and educate all our young
community.  We welcome everyone!

Mrs Katherine Page-Howie
Head Teacher

We are

  • Academically excellent
  • Nurturing environment
  • Lots of sports, music and arts
  • Varied residentials & day trips
  • Great after-school clubs
  • Reception to Year 6
  • Nursery provision on separate site

Our Four Pillars of Excellence


Whatever the subject- Maths, Science , the Arts or Sport we strive for excellence through the provision of a high calibre, rounded education.Read more

Actively seeking and promoting innovation in our classrooms to promote best practice,  inspire children and keep their love of learning alive. Read more

Providing leadership to our wider community and fostering respect and a community spirit within the school.Read more

We really believe in looking after our children and in giving them the best pastoral care. We live our Christian values and take their mental and spiritual health really seriously. Read more

Clubs on this week


An outstanding church school

SIAMS Inspection Dec 2016 Read the full report

Our Vision
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

The ethos of Shiplake CE Primary School is built upon mutual respect, good behaviour and the pursuit of high academic standards within a Christian and moral culture.

The School encourages the cooperation of each individual to realise their own potential across a broad range of skills, within a happy, motivated and friendly community.
Shiplake C of E Primary School delivers a unique combination of village school atmosphere with high academic achievement, student ambition and educational innovation. We believe all children are individuals and need to be inspired and supported to achieve their best. We make the most of their talents and further develop their learning to become valued members of their community. We are a ‘Voluntary Aided’ School meaning the Church of England maintains an active interest in the school whilst giving overall control to the Local Authority.    

Term times

  • Autumn

    02nd Sept - 21st Oct 2021
    01st Nov - 17th Dec 2021
  • Spring

    05th Jan - 18th Feb 2022
    28th Feb - 08th April 2022
  • Summer

    25th April - 27th May 2022
    7th June - 20th July 2022

Class Room Corner

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