Values and Ethos


Shine at Shelf!

Stay safe
Help others
Ignite your imagination
Never give up on your dreams
Everyone's welcome


Whether we blaze like the sun, sparkle like the stars, or shimmer like a  dragonfly, we all shine at Shelf Junior and Infant School!


At the heart of all that is done in our school, are the needs and experiences of each individual child. We want every child to be happy and to achieve success, to feel secure within a creative, caring and supportive environment. We want our pupils to become increasingly confident and independent learners. At Shelf Junior and Infant School, we aim to realise the full potential of each individual and to prepare all pupils to live confident, independent lives. Our emphasis is on the quality of teaching and learning. We provide a broad, balanced and imaginative curriculum which enables each child to develop knowledge, skills and understanding and develop positive, caring attitudes. We have high expectations of the children in all areas of school life and individual development.

We value building a close working relationship with parents and carers, and believe it is important to build effective partnerships to support our children throughout their years in primary school. The active partnership of the governors, staff, parents and children is central to the continuing development of our school; all are valued members of our community.

Everyone in our school places great emphasis on creating a positive learning environment. We want our children to know that they are cared for, that their happiness and successes are important and valued. We would like each child to come to school each day eager to learn, enthusiastic and excited, ready for the challenge to work hard, have fun, make friends and do their best.