Hello everyone

My name is Julia Sandiford-Mitchell and I am the Headteacher of Shawclough Primary School. I have been here for many years and I love it.

I love it because the children are fantastic and the staff are amazing. It makes me feel very proud to be part of a community where everyone is valued and cared for to the best of our abilities.

Our children thrive in a caring atmosphere that enables them to learn effectively. This can be seen not only in English and Maths but also in Art, Music, History, Geography and all the subjects and themes that we teach.

Our children have amazing adventures at places like Robinwood, Healey Dell, the beach, the Sea life centre and the zoo.

We also have visitors into school to support our learning such as Peso's, Road safety, and the fire brigade, to name but a few.

We have lots of links with local high schools and Falinge Park High School in particular have helped us to investigate 'alien landings' on our school field.

OFSTED last visited us in May 2013, we were extremely pleased with the very positive report we received however since then we have continued to make significant improvements.

If you would like to download a pdf copy of our most recent Ofsted Report please click below:


In 2015 on receiving our SATS results we had the highest average point score we have had over the measuring period of the last 5 years. Our children have achieved significantly above the National average at Level 4 in all subjects and above the National at Level 5 in all subjects. To view our fantastic  results please click on the link below.

In 2016 our school achieved above the National Average for reading/writing and maths combined.


I hope you enjoy looking at our ever-growing website. Any questions we haven't answered for you please give me a ring on 01706 647991.  If you require a paper copy of the information on our schools's website please contact the office and this will be provided free of charge.


Thank you

Julia Sandiford-Mitchell