About Our School

To lead, develop, inspire & educate our young community. We welcome everyone!

Welcome to our website, where I hope you will gain an insight into life at our school. Shiplake CE Primary School is a Voluntary Aided Church of England school which currently has 156 children on role. I’ve been Headteacher here for over 9 years and enjoy working every day with a dedicated staff, well behaved and enthusiastic children along with supportive Governors and parents.

Mrs K Page-Howie, Headteacher

To lead, develop, inspire & educate our young community.  We welcome everyone!

The School’s ethos and values of  ‘mutual respect, good behaviour and high academic standards within a Christian and moral culture’ are borne out in all aspects of your work.  Consequently, pupils are highly motivated, keen to learn and achieve well.

OFSTED 2016, Good

Explicit Christian values, understood and used by everyone create a successful learning environment in which children are nurtured in their academic and personal development. The headteacher, governors and staff have a passionate commitment to continually develop the Christian character of the school.

SIAMS Inspection (Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools) 2016,  ‘Outstanding’.

Ethos & Values

Truthfulness | Compassion | Wisdom | Peace | Equality | Friendship

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 co-operation of each individual to realize his or her own potential across a broad range of skills, within a happy, motivated and friendly community.

We work hard to support every child’s progress academically, doing our best to ensure they reach their own potential and gain a love and thirst for learning on their journey through our school.

Promoting enjoyment and happiness is key as we firmly believe that if children feel happy and secure, they will learn more effectively and build confidence in all they do.

The term ‘education’ is used in a broad sense at Shiplake. It’s about providing children with skills that they can apply in the years to come, building social skills and confidence with people, developing a good knowledge of core and foundation subjects and appreciation of the arts, along with understanding and upholding Christian values. It’s about lifelong learning, self belief and an all round education.

Katherine Page-Howie - Headteacher
Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sonia Smith
Specialist PE and Sports Teacher
Anthony Tugwell
Year 4 Class Teacher / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Bee Hendry
Year 6 Class Teacher
Amy White
Year 5 Class Teacher / Key Stage 2 Co-ordinator / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Bronwyn Marrison
Year 1 Class Teacher
Nicky Boyd
Year 2 Class Teacher / Key Stage 1 Leader / Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Sarah Thomas
Reception Class Teacher (0.8fte)
Jessica Assem
Reception Class Teacher (0.2fte)
Jessica Assem
Reception Class Teacher (0.2fte)
Anette Crick
Administration Assistant
Michelle Harris
School Bursar/Clerk to Governors/ Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead