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

School Status Update

22nd May 2020

We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times.  As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare.  The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’ There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend. 

Whilst we are committed to providing this care for Shade’s vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so.  Should that occur, we will work with our neighbouring Todmorden Cluster of schools and the Local Authority to ensure that alternative provision is available.  The Local Authority can be contacted on 01422 394101 or at  

Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us.  Please contact Mrs Clarkson with any concerns  In an emergency, please phone Calderdale MAST services on 01422 393336

During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be in the form of the Government provided food vouchers.  Please contact Mrs Battersby on  if you need any help in accessing Free School Meals.  Further information about support available can be found on the Calderdale website at where there is also the facility to request support. 


We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service.  Please stay safe and keep watching our website for updates, advice and the ongoing support for children’s learning at home.


A message from school for all our pupils and their families!

Schhol Calendar

Latest School Events

School Reopens Summer 201Jun2020

Rec Charity Day - Book Trust05Jun2020

Y5 Class Assembly 9.10am12Jun2020

Y2 Parents in School Week15Jun2020

Y4 Taster Day at Todmorden High School30Jun2020

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