Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day



Welcome to Shade Primary School

It is my privilege to be Head teacher at Shade and work with staff and parents in order for children to achieve their potential. It is our aim to provide children with a happy, secure and stimulating learning experience in order for them to become confident, independent learners with a thirst to continually learn and improve. Education is about developing young people so that when they reach adulthood they feel that there is a place for them in the world and they have the skills and confidence to seize it.

Helen Clarkson

Every Child     Every Chance     Every Day









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Well it has been a cycling week this week with both Year 1 and 2 learning. Steve Pullan, the trainer says that we are now Calderdale’s first fully cycling school which is brilliant! It is a great activity, with lots of health benefits so we are glad the children enjoyed it so much; despite the weather.

Our Senior Leadership Team have analysed the questionnaires you so kindly completed before summer and we were pleased with the results and very touched by some of the lovely comments that you wrote. The outcomes are now posted under the Parents tab in Parent Voice. The outcomes from the pupil version were excellent and again the results are posted on the website under the Pupil tab in Pupil Zone.

There was excitement (and the smell of cows) in Year 2 as they had a visit from Farmer Sutcliffe who runs the only dairy farm left in Todmorden. The children made butter, smelt silage and had a go in the seat of the tractor, all as part of their topic work on farming. I accompanied Year 3 on their trip to Cliffe Castle where they had hands on sessions being archaeologists and Nursery and Reception have been to see a performance of The Gruffalo. Miss Bellamy-Brown and Mrs Morris wanted me to tell you how well behaved they were.


Best Wishes Mrs Clarkson



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The Royal Society Yong People's Book Prize 2016

Our panel of Key Stage 2 children met at lunchtimes to select their favourite book about science and technology.  We submitted a video of our thoughts and judgements.  

Now that the RS have seen all the videos from the schools, they have announced the overall winner.  We're very proud to have been included in the Royal Society's own video announcing the over-all winner!

Click here to see the RS video on YouTube and discover which book has won the prize!



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KS2 Hike to the Pike 

Tuesday 18th July 2017

A fantastic day was had by all and the weather was amazing. 120 children and adults walked the 11 mile hike to our local landmark and arrived back in school happy and tired and ready for their ice cream.

Well done all!