Shortbrook Primary School
Shortbrook Primary School

Shortbrook News & Events!

Please keep checking this page for School news and trip/event photos.

Information is also available on Our Schools App and Shortbrook App.

Sports Day 2018

Westfield Family of Schools Awards 2018

Celebrating the sucess of our students and winning the

Points LN Sporting Values Award

School Games at the EIS, March 2018

Y3 / 4 Trip to the Moorland Discovery Centre, March 2018

EIS visit - curling, high ropes and ice skating, January 2018

Shortbrook's Science Ambassadors, January 2018

Y6 visit to Crucial Crew

On Friday 6th October 2017, we were lucky enough to be joined by Andy Tooze, ‘The Poet from the Peaks’. He read some of his own poems, led workshops with every class and signed copies of his book ‘The Poetry Bug’. It was an amazing day and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience; they showed a real enthusiasm for listening to, reciting and writing poetry.


In Foundation and Year 1/2, Andy supported the children to write whole class poems entitled ‘Ourselves’ and ‘Superheroes’. The children in Y1/2 became illustrators for one of his poems and the winner received a free copy of Andy’s book. In Key Stage 2, he shared his ‘top tips’ for writing poetry and the children composed their own poems about animals in Y3/4 and body parts in Y5/6.


Andy loved his time at Shortbrook and we hope to book a return visit in the future.


‘The pupils were so engaged with their education. It was truly inspirational to spend a day in such a wonderful environment with staff who exemplify the very best of their profession.’    Andy Tooze

Half Term Activities

As part of our teaching of democray within school, students have campaigned to be part of the school council, votes have been cast and counted and the Council is now in place. 

We look forward to hearing their ideas, supporting their work and seeing the impact they have on students, staff, parents and their community.

Easter Egg Competition Winners

Family Celebration Assembly - Friday 7th April 9.15am


Come and join in with our celebration assembly this Friday; selected pupils will receive awards celebrating their success within school.  The Easter Egg competition winners will be announced and the terms attendance winner along with the Headteachers Awards, Stars of the Week and our first ever Learning Awards.

Decorate an Easter Egg Competition


This is the final week for bringing your competition entries into school.  The winners will be announced during our family celebration assembly on Friday. Good Luck!

Family Film Night - Wednesday 5th April


The children voted overwhelmingly for a family cinema night instead of the Easter disco therefore on Wednesday this week we will be showing the cartoon version of Robinson Crusoe.  Tickets cost £2.50 and this includes a hot dog, drink and popcorn.  Doors will open at 4.15pm for food and the film will start at 4.45pm.  Tickets are on sale until after school on Tuesday 4th April.  Please come along and enjoy a lovely family evening.

Thursday 2nd March

Children are invited to bring their favourite book characters to life in fancy dress.

The winning poster of the Love Where You Live competition is displayed around the local community, look out for it when walking to and from school .


The other winning posters can be seen in the school office area.

Love Where You Live - Litter Pick
Please see the attached letter design by our School Council
Litter Pick.pdf
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Book Fair


The book fair will be in school from Tuesday 8th

November for one week. You can view books available to buy in Breaskfast club between 8am and 8:30am and also at 3:15-3:45pm


Any purchases made help school receive free books.


Thank you to all who sponsored our students for the Macmillan mile and attended our coffee afternoon, we raised £605.48 which will be fund matched by Charities Trust making the grand total of £1210.96. 
Harvest Festival

This years Harvest Festival will take place on Friday 21st October at 2.00pm. Children from Reception through to Year 6 will be taking part, please come along and join us.  We are asking for donations of 'dry goods' ie tins of puddings, fruit, sugar, jam/spreads, tea and coffee, nappies, wipes, toilet roll etc.  All donations will be going to the S20 Food Bank and used by people within our community who are in need.  

Please send in your donations on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October.



Halloween Disco

The tickets for the Halloween disco will be on sale on Monday next week at a cost of £2.50. The ticket will include entry to the disco, hot dog, drink and cake for pudding.  Other items will be on sale to buy.  The disco starts at 4.30pm and finishes at 6.00pm.  The children can wear Halloween fancy dress.  Due to the theme of this disco we suggest the nursery children are accompanied by an adult, thank you. The disco is on Tuesday 1st November 4.30pm - 6.00pm.


Walking Bus

As you might have seen we have started a walking bus in a morning to assist some children in getting to school on time.  We have initially said we will trial it until Christmas to see if it has the desired impact.  If you are interested in your child/ren joining the walking bus please see the school office.  If numbers do start to increase we will need volunteers to help as we have to stick to strict adult : child ratios.  If you are interested in helping whether its everyday or just one day, please call into the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Boothroyd or Mrs Wileman.
Starlight Clothing Collection

Next week we are holding our charity clothing collection in support of the Starlight charity.  This charity uses the money it collects to brighten the lives of seriously ill children.  The collection bags will be sent home with the children.  Please fill them with adult and children's clothing, underwear, socks, coats, paired shoes and hand bags.  Please do not fill with school uniform, bedding or household textiles.  Hand your filled bags into the school reception next week in readiness for the collection on Tuesday 1st November. Thank you


Ice Cream Van visits the class with the best attendance for Spring Term 2016. Well Done Mrs Emms' Class!

World Book Day - March 2016

On Thursday 3rd March 2016, our pupils came to school dressed as their favourite book character! All the children's costumes were fantastic and a lot of effort was made by parents also, so thank you. The children even received a special appearance from Wolverine! Take a look at just some of our fabulous costumes below.

School Choir perform at Young Voices

Our choir worked extremely hard practising for months and learning new dance moves. Click here to see our pictures from the event.

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime visits Shortbrook!

Pupils were very excited to watch M&M theatrical productions performance of Sleeping Beauty! What a treat! Take a look on the website to see their amazing work. Click here.

Year 6 Pupils learn how to deal with real life emergency situations...

Our Y6 pupils recently visited Crucial Crew which is made up of activities set by South Yorkshire Police to educate young people in dealing with real life situations. Hopefully all children that attended gained a very valuable lesson.


Shortbrook Primary School

Westfield Northway



S20 8FB



0114 2482497


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Mrs K Wileman /

Mrs C Boothroyd


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Monday - Friday

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