Otley Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 2PT

01274 583 900


Shipley C.E. Primary School

Nurturing Creative Thinking for Life Long Learning

Please note that we have nursery places available. Please call the office on 01274 583900. Have a look at our remote learning leaflet for parents within policies.


Communication is important to us and is a two way process. Our main mode of communication with parents is through Class Dojo. Parents have their own unique log in and receive personalised information regarding their own child direct from the teachers. Parent can message teachers directly regarding their child's learning and behaviour and translate any documents in to first languages.

Whole school newsletters and information about school are available via Dojo and on the school website. Parents who wish to have paper copies can request via the school office. The website mobile App allows easy access to polices, news and calendar information.  

We aim to provide parents with termly information in advance. Where changes are unavoidable we message parents directly via Dojo. 

Staff are available to speak to parents at the end of the school day. Messages can be given to teachers via a member of the senior leadership team in the mornings or via the school office. 

We encourage parents to contact us if they have any concerns regarding their child as soon as possible. Parents can make an appointment to see their teacher to discuss their child's achievements at any time of the year. We hold parents evenings and headteacher updates 2x per year. Parents receive a school report about their child at the end of the academic year. Parent workshops are planned in to the school calendar in September so that parents are able to learn about how they can support their child through school. We cover a range of topics such as online safety, reading, autism, managing challenging behaviour at home. Regular coffee mornings and special needs drop in events are held to support parents. 

Following our safeguarding procedures it is school policy to phone parents and provide details of any bumped head to ensure the correct information is provided promptly. Parents are also contacted by phone regarding behaviour in line with our behaviour policy. Parents will be contacted if their child is not in school and we have not received information explaining why. If a teacher has a concern about a child they will contact the parent directly in person or by phone. 

We expect parents to communicate effectively with school. Particularly if there are changes in circumstance, they will be absent from school or collected by a different adult at the end of the school day. Together we can ensure the safety of our children and support them in achieving our school vision.