Sharneyford Primary School, Bacup

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22nd May 18

 "We hope you find our website informative and useful. Our aim is to keep parents as informed as possible about their child's learning."

Mrs Andrea Holt (Headteacher)



If you have any queries or require any information including paper copies, please do not hesitate to contact our Office Manager,  Miss Paula Wallace who will be able to help. She can be contacted at 01706 873955 or alternatively,

Mission Statement



Sharneyford Primary School is a safe, friendly place where the special individuals work together as a team, showing care and tolerance, honesty and common sense. Children are encouraged to gain knowledge, confidence and independence and achieve their highest standards in all aspects of school life.’

Sharneyford Primary School is a thriving village school situated in a semi rural area of Bacup. Staff, children, parents and governors work together to provide a safe, caring, family environment where every child is valued and encouraged to meet their full potential. This was recognised in our 2014 OFSTED inspection, where we were rated as a good school.

An experienced staff provide high standards of teaching. Specialist teachers in music, sport and French are used to enrich our curriculum. Through a range of experiences, children are given many opportunities to develop their own skills and interests. Our children are keen to learn and work in partnership with staff to work to achieve their individual curriculum targets.

As a small, friendly school, we work together to ensure that everyone is treated with care and respect. The calm and happy environment that we work together to achieve is remarked on by many visitors to school.

Visits to our school are always welcome.




Our Vision Statement


At Sharneyford we take pride in developing outstanding teaching and learning by holding the highest expectations of all our pupils and knowing the children well. We challenge all children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad, vibrant and enriched curriculum.

Our students are given time to explore subjects and develop deep understanding. We celebrate perseverance, resilience and risk taking, ensuring children welcome callenge and are not frightened to make mistakes. We encourage children to take ownership of and responsibility for their learning, so they have the confidence and curiosity to ask questions, solve problems and respond to quality feedback. Children are praised for hard work, determination and having a positive attitude.

In order to create an inclusive school where everyone can flourish, whatever their background. We promote an ethos of respect and empathy, where diversity is valued and celebrated - both within school and the wider world. Safeguarding and welfare is extremely important and pupils are taught the virtues of kindness and appreciation. We foster open and honest communication with parents, carers and specialists and actively seek to engage with all members of the Sharneyford community in a positive and supportive manner.

It is our aim for all children to leave Sharneyford as independent learners with self-belief and respect for others. We aim to instil a lifelong love for learning and a strong grounding for future success.