Shaftesbury Ce Primary School

Shaftesbury CE Primary School is part of the Southern Academy Trust. We have recently opened a new “Early Years Village” to accommodate our three reception classes. This has also meant extensive improvements to the outdoor environment. All other year groups have two classes per year taught by a range of experienced and recently qualified staff. At Shaftesbury CE Primary School we aim to inspire. We are independent, never give up, shine, participate positively, celebrate individuality, reach for the stars, explore and excite. Our approach is understood by all and underpinned by our Christian values of: Koinonia, Courage, Creation, Respect and Friendship. To enhance the learning experiences of our pupils we provide a range of extracurricular activities, individual and group music tuition and a range of cluster activities in partnership with our other local schools.


01747 852901
Fax: 01747 850891


Venue address
Wincombe Lane
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:45-15:15
Tue: 08:45-15:15
Wed: 08:45-15:15
Thu: 08:45-15:15
Fri: 08:45-15:15

Service Details

Additional Information
Our Headteacher, Mr. Paul Lavis is supported by a Senior Leadership Team of four including the SENCO and a staff in excess of 30 teachers and teaching assistants. We have a staggered lunch break starting at 11.45am for reception children, midday for key stage 1 and 12.15pm for key stage 2. All children have an hour out of the classroom. There are a variety of extracurricular activities both at lunchtime and after school. We make good use of the additional classroom space made available by the construction of the Early Years Village and the extensive outdoor areas.
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Age Range
4 years 0 months to 11 years 0 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
07/02/2018 Satisfactory/Requires Improvement View here


Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible.
Parking availability information
Disabled parking.
Toilet facility information
Disabled toilets.
Other Facilities
Through Code of Practice. Acoustic panelling in some classrooms.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
Shaftesbury CE Primary School is a Mainstream Primary School with 420 children on roll. We have a graduated response to the children’s Special Educational Needs. All children have their own individual learning needs which are addressed through quality whole class teaching and careful differentiation according to prior attainment and learning style. In addition to this we also recognise and address more specific needs with appropriate interventions in and out of the classroom. We cater for children with difficulties in Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Social Emotional and Mental Health and Sensory or Physical needs. Most of our children who are on register are on the SEN Support stage of the Code of Practice so their needs are fully catered for in school with some input from external services. We also have some children in school with higher levels of need whose needs are met through an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The Special Educational Needs Coordinator is Mrs Jane Frost. Mrs Frost can be contacted through the school office 01747 852901, or direct,
See our school's SEND policy and information

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Address: Wincombe Lane  Shaftesbury  Dorset

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