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









Shade Primary School News

Please watch this space for news and event information.


Hello everyone. Another year draws to a close and we say goodbye to a wonderful group of Y6 children. They have been a  delight throughout their time at Shade and will be missed. 

 We also say goodbye to Mrs Wallace in Nursery and thank her for all her hard work. ‘Goodbyes’ bring ‘Hellos’ and we welcome Miss Firth and Mrs Morris as our new Year 1 and Nursery class teachers. We look forward to them becoming part of the Shade Community. This half-term we have become a Rights Respecting school. The UNICEF scheme, Rights Respecting School Award, teaches children about their human rights and develops an understanding of children in other countries. We are very excited to begin this journey in September! 

Can we thank you for all your support during the year and we look forward to what the new academic year will bring. Have a lovely summer!

Best Wishes from Mrs Clarkson and all the Shade staff.


Shade Tweets!

We hope that those of you following the school and class pages are enjoying the live snapshots of school life.






More to come next year!
















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


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 happ and tired and ready for their ice cream.

Well done all!