• Spaces available in all our classes…

    From Reception to Year 4
  • School news

    The latest news from Shipham First School
    • Grade
      Overall effectiveness

      The overall score from our most recent inspection (2013).

    • Number of pupils

      The total number of pupils attending Shipham First School in the 2015-16 acandemic year.

    • Grade
      Achievement of pupils

      Attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is above that expected.

    • Grade
      Quality of teaching

      A large majority of teaching and learning is good and improving rapidly.

    • Grade
      Leadership

      The governing body is working closely with the headteacher to drive school improvement.

    • Grade
      Behaviour & safety

      Pupils say say that the school is a good place in which to learn.

  • Our classes

    Shipham First School and Pre-School take children from 2-9 years
    • Rosewood
      Reception & Year 1
      • Age
        4-6
      • Class size
        19
      • Teacher
        Amy Fournier
      • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
        Julie Leader
    • Mendip
      Year 2
      • Age
        6-7
      • Class size
        12
      • Teacher
        Gill Joyce
    • Blackrock
      Years 3 & 4
      • Age
        7-9
      • Class size
        19
      • Teacher
        Joanne Dodd
      • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
        Karen Hickman
    • Pre-School
      Age 2-5
      • Age
        2-5
      • Class size
        9-15
      • Leader
        Lindsay Millar
      • Assistants
        Sharon Watts, Sarah Bugg, Vicky Busby, Ann Jones
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  • Meet our teachers

    Shipham First School's inspirational staff
    • Mike Jory
      Headteacher

      When I’m not being Headteacher of two fantastic schools, I’m a keen golfer, cook, gardener and sports spectator – I support Wales and Swansea!

    • Joanne Dodd
      Blackrock Class Teacher

      I am the Maths subject leader, and I also love teaching story writing. I am SENCo for both Shipham and Draycott and work to support all children regardless of their abilities.

    • Gill Joyce
      Mendip Class Teacher

      I have been at Shipham First School for 8 years. My specialism is English, and my favourite children’s book is ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl.

    • Amy Fournier
      Rosewood Class Teacher

      I run the after-school multi-sports club and I am passionate about PE, because I want to motivate children to take part in sport and stay healthy throughout their lives.

    • My daughter started Shipham First School as one of the youngest in her class, and loves her close-knit, caring school ‘family’. Children of all ages work and play together in a way that benefits them all.

      Angela
    • I grew up in Shipham, and one of my reasons for returning was so that my two girls could go to First School. I loved my time there, and they both do too.

      Kate
    • Shipham First School’s setting is, in my opinion, perfect. The grounds are green and spacious, and my children love racing around them at any opportunity!

      Jo
    • My oldest boy has been at Shipham First School for three years. Thanks to the teachers’ gentle encouragement he has bloomed in his time there, and his little brother can’t wait to join him next year.

      Natasha
  • Contact us

    Get in touch to find out more or arrange a visit
    • Postal address

      Shipham C of E First School
      Turnpike Road
      Shipham
      Winscombe
      Somerset BS25 1TX

    • Phone & email

      Telephone: 01934 843485
      Fax: 01934 842862
      Email: Contact Form

    • School hours

      Monday – Friday
      9.00am – 3.15pm