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

 Details for the Summer Fair

Chocolate Tombola – on Friday 28th June children may come to school in non-uniform and bring in £1 or a chocolate bar for the tom-bola.
Teddy Bear and School Uniform donations – we welcome dona-tions of teddy bears and school uniform. Please mark in bags ‘FoSPTA teddy bears or uniform’ and leave them by the school house (if dry) or outside the office.
Raffle Prizes – if you are a business owner please consider donat-ing a raffle prize, alternatively if the company you or a member of your family work for may be willing to donate a prize please let us know. We also welcome non-perishable food donations for a ham-per. Please bring these in to the school office.
Cake donations – as usual we will be having a cafe area at the Fair, all baking donations from parents are essential to the success of this and are gratefully received. Please bring to the Fair on Saturday 6th July by 11am, or contact FoSPTA if this isn’t possible.
Stalls – would you be willing to help look after one of the stalls either for the full duration of the Fair or for some of the time? If so, please let FoSPTA know either by email below or via the school office.
As more hands make light work, help will also be needed in the run up to the Fair. A few of the activities can be done easily at home rather than spending time in school. If you would be willing to help please contact FoSPTA on the email below.
Please can we ask that all donations are given by Friday 28th June 2019. Any queries please email





Shade Tweets!

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









@ShadeMrsSut      ( Shade:Maths &more)




 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