Music Assembly – Monday 10th December, 2.30pm

Our music teacher Tina Gladwin will conduct a music assembly with a Christmas theme.  Everyone is invited to a celebration of our musicians, during which students of the violin and piano will take turns to perform.


Super Star, Christmas Performance – Tuesday, 18th December

The children will be performing their Christmas play on the afternoon and evening of Tuesday 18th December at 2.00pm and 6.30pm respectively. The performance will, once again, take place in the village hall and we would be grateful if your children could be dropped off at 6.00pm at the hall to prepare for the evening performance.  Please see the newsletter regarding ticket allocation.


Peter Pan – Thursday 20th December

The PTFA have, once again, kindly agreed to meet the cost of the tickets for the children to see Parkwood Theatre’s pantomime.  The PTFA will also be paying for each child to have an ice cream.  The children will be travelling to the theatre by coach for the 10.30am performance and will return to school in time for a late lunch.


Children in Need

The school’s activities for Children in Need were a huge success. The amount and standard of the cakes was fantastic, with some outstanding winners and we were amazed at the length of our lines of coin. We would like to thank you all for your participation in this event which raised a fantastic £201.11 for a great cause.


Arrangements for Bad Weather- Snow and Ice

We will try and keep the school open as much as possible during snowy days. The only reason we would shut the school is because the safety of the children is compromised. This might be due to problems collecting the children or issues where staff cannot make the journey to school safely. We understand that many parents bring their children on roads that are

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Piano and Violin Lessons

Tina teaches violin and piano on Mondays and Thursdays, during school hours, and has a limited number of space available.  Please ask in the office if you are interested and we can provide you with a letter with more information, including cost and Tina’s contact details.


Junior Parkrun

Shirwell School, along with other Barnstaple schools, has helped set up Junior Parkrun to take place on Sundays at Rock Park in Barnstaple.  Up to this point Juniors had to travel to Bideford to take part in the Parkrun.  Junior Parkrun is a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the

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2018-2019 Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018   First day:  Tuesday 4th September Last day:     Friday 21st December Half term: Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October (incl) Non Pupil Day:  Friday 23rd November   Spring Term 2019 First day: Tuesday 8th January Last day:  Friday 5th April Half term:  Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February (incl)   Summer Term 2019 First day:  Wednesday 24th April

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Autumn Term Menu

Follow the link to view the Menu for Autumn Term