mrlWelcome to our school website! I hope you manage to take some time to explore what we have to offer and learn at least a little about what Shaftesbury CE Primary School has to offer and help celebrate our achievements.

If you were to look at nothing else, I would direct you to the Class Pages as these contain the most important examples of the work that goes on here: the children’s work!

At Shaftesbury Primary (and at most schools of course) the children are at the centre of what we do every day. Our ethos is focused on inspiration in all areas and is built upon Christian values that underpin our Church of England status.

As a learning community that involves the children, our families and our staff we aim to INSPIRE.

At Shaftesbury CE Primary School, INSPIRE, means that 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.


We actively develop the Growth Mindset across the learning community and see all children and adults as learners together. We work as a team to help everyone be the best that they can be.

We are also proud to belong to the Sherborne Areas Schools Trust (SAST) that comprises of several schools in the local area.

If you would like to find out more about our school or the multi-academy trust we belong to then don’t hesitate to get in contact and we’ll do our best to answer all your questions.

Thanks for taking the time to get to the bottom of this page! As a treat – click on this link to see one of my favourite Class Page postings of last year.


Paul Lavis