We are delighted that you are considering our school for your child’s education. Shirley Infant School is an energetic community of learners all striving to be the best we can be. The school aims to provide inclusive and integrated learning experiences for all children and we look to develop the potential of every child. Shirley Infants is an inclusive three form entry school which has 270 pupils across its 9 classes. It has a strong relationship with Shirley Juniors, who we work very closely with, to ensure that transition and progression is effective and well managed for all children, regardless of their background or starting points. Both schools are part of the Jeffreys Education Partnership, a network of 7 schools which work together to provide an ‘all-through education’ experience for children in the Shirley community.
Our motto is:
The school works hard to uphold the vision of ‘Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day’ by ensuring that the development of the whole child is embedded and planned for throughout the curriculum. Opportunities and sequences of learning are carefully and skilfully designed to ensure that pupils’ personal, social and emotional development takes priority. As a result, children are ready to learn and are well prepared for the next stage of their education. In a recent review of the school the “physical, academic and emotional environment for learning” was identified as a key strength and praised by academy standards team.
‘Every child has the right to an education which develops their ability, personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect human rights and their own and other cultures. It should also help them to learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.’
Article 29, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child)