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Working Together Valuing and Nurturing Children

We are a very busy school and hope that the information on this page gives you a flavour of how we learn at Shaw Cross.

Contact Us:

Tel: 01924 325319
Email: office.shawcross@kirkleeseducation.uk


Pirate Day - 5.7.17

Satellite Arts came in to school to perform their Pirate Show for all the children.  This was our party day to say goodbye to Mrs Drury who will be retiring at the end of this school year.  The whole school and nursery dressed as pirates and were under the command of Captain Drury, a fantastic time was had by everyone.
Goodbye Mrs Drury, we are going to miss you.

Easter Coffer Afternoon 5.4.17

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Easter Coffee Afternoon either by baking cakes, donating an Easter Egg or coming along on the day.  We raised a fantastic amount of £464.95.  Well done to all the children who decorated an Egg for our Eggstravaganza.

Comic Relief 24.3.17


Thank you to everyone who helped us support Comic Relief and the children who designed a face to paint on Mrs Drury.  Well Done Hayden in Year 2 for your winning design. We raised £311.85 which included a fantastic amount of £129.50 by Nursery through their cake sale. 

World Book Day 2.3.17

RSPB Birdwatch 19th and 20th January 2017

As part of our work supporting the RSPB bird watch children in school spent a session with their families taking part in themed activities around garden birds. Many thanks to parent helpers and volunteers who made the event possible.

Children enjoyed bird spotting, undertaking orienteering activities, made bird hides and bird feeders. Children in Year 1 and 2 also walked around the local community spotting places that are encouraging birds into the area. Year 1 were delighted to see many bird tables/feeders, nests in trees and plants with berries that would encourage the bird and provide food and homes. Thankfully this year the weather as kind to us and we had a fabulous time!

We hope that by taking the bird feeders home we will be helping to make our local community an inviting place for bird, and enable our children to take part in the RSPB Garden Bird Watch at home.

Christmas Activities

Children in Need - 18th November 2016

We have all enjoyed working with many families to take part in a range of activities for Children in Need.  Everyone braved the cold, snowy weather to have a ‘spotacular’ time. Children followed clues to find Pudsey, made ‘spotty kites and took part in a ‘jump on spots’ challenge. Families were also able to enjoy the chance to share books and reading activities inside as a way of promoting a love of reading.

Many thanks to all the families who came in and helped make our day a successful one and those who donated money.  We raised £261.98.

Remembrance Day - 11th November 2016

Please click on the poppy to read the prayers our children have written for Remembrance Day.

Settling In!


Our Reception Children have settled in really well and are enjoying their time at school.

Harvest Festival - 20th October 2016

Children in Year 1 and 2 really enjoyed sharing their harvest songs with parents during our harvest festival.

Many thanks to Vicar Val Keating and Mrs Moseley for their hospitality at St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton. Without them our harvest would not have been possible.

We would also like to thank Joan Haywood from the Salvation Army for attending our celebration. Many families kindly donated food items which will help to supplement the Salvation Army food store in Batley. This will provide much comfort to those in need in our local area.

Click here for a thank you from the Salvation Army

Visit by Olympic Diver, Jack Laugher - 20th October 2016

Jack Laugher, the Olympic gold and silver medallist for diving visited us at school. We got into the Olympic spirit by wearing red, white and blue and decorating the school.

We were inspired by Jack’s determination, hard work and achievements.

Many thanks to one of our pupils, Phoebe, and her Aunty Jessica for making this visit possible, and thanks to Jack for being so generous with his time.

Thank you and Well Done! 18th October 2016

Congratulations to Mrs Parry and our team of cooks for winning an award in recognition of the fabulous work they do to prepare and cook our delicious school meals.

Well done!

Past Activities

If you would like to see some of the things we have done in the past, please click on the Happy Place logo and look in the galleries of the different year groups: