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










Hello everyone,                                                                               Here we are at the end of a very successful year for Shade. The school has been buzzing  with activity since half term with sports days, swimming galas, Shade Shines, Hike to the Pike and many other activities. I’m sure the children and staff are really ready for a rest!

It is the time of year to say ‘goodbye’ and we have a number. First of all we wave off our lovely Year 6 as they embark on the next step of their learning.  We wish them all the very best and hope to see them from time to time. We also say goodbye to Miss Firth, whose temporary contract finishes this term. She has been an asset to the school this year and I know that the Year 1s have really enjoyed having her as their teacher. We also say goodbye to a couple of our stalwart parent volunteers, Mrs Storah and Miss Van Peene, both of whom have worked tirelessly for FOSPTA since their first child was here; thank you.

It also time for ‘hello’ as we welcome Mrs Leck to our teaching team. She will be joining Mrs Clough in teaching Year 4 and we hope that she will settle into our wonderful Shade family quickly. We also welcome Mr Brown, a new teaching assistant who will be based in Year 5.

On behalf of myself and the rest of the staff, may I take this opportunity to thank you all for the wonderful support that you give to our school and your children. Have a restful summer and we look forward to what the new academic year brings in September. Best wishes Mrs Clarkson


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 Lakeside YMCA Appeal

   We were proud to lend our support to the YMCA's appeal at Lakeside. Watch the video below and find out why.


From the 25th May 2018, new regulations will be introduced which affect how our School handle people’s data. This is called the General Data Protection Regulation. Compliance with the regulations will be an ongoing process and the School have appointed a data protection officer to advise and manage compliance with the regulation. Full details of our data protection officer can be found at the GDPR tab on School Policies should you have any questions.


 We will be publicising policies and procedures and notices that are compliant with the new regulations in the coming months and will keep you informed of any developments. For the time being, your child’s data will be handled in the same manner in accordance with legal principles.
In the meantime we thank you for your patience whilst we take the necessary steps set by the new legislation and guidance with handling data.














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!



Schhol Calendar

February 2018