A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT
A partner academy in the John Taylor MAT


Happy Children, Inspired Learners

Happy Children, Inspired Learners

Happy Children, Inspired Learners

Happy Children, Inspired Learners

Happy Children, Inspired Learners

Virtual Open Evening Video

Welcome to Shobnall Primary & Nursery School!

Welcome to our school and welcome to our website! We hope you find it useful and informative. I am very proud to be able to share with you the wonderful opportunities we have to offer!

Shobnall Primary & Nursery School is a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The pupils are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, inspired and confident and that the opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future. Our most recent Ofsted in January 2012, judged us as ‘Outstanding’ and stated that, “Expectations and enthusiasm are high from the start. Strong and trusting relationships underpin pupils’ exemplary behaviour, which makes a strong contribution to their learning and to the smooth running of the safe school environment. Pupils are given an exceptional opportunity for personal growth in preparation for the next stage of their education and future lives.”

At Shobnall Primary & Nursery School, we believe that children should be curious about their learning. Through our engaging curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning that will help to develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. As a school, we pride ourselves on high levels of pupil academic achievement because this is a school where achievement and endeavour are acknowledged and celebrated. We are also committed to ensuring that children receive a well-rounded curriculum; where individual talents can be spotted and nurtured to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential. We are also mindful of wellbeing and were one of the first schools to achieve the National Wellbeing Award for Schools (W.A.S).

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything we do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other schools in the John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust. We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and regard you as an active partner in your child’s education and value your interest and support.

I hope that our website will give you as much information as possible about our school, the staff and the many activities that our children enjoy through our curriculum and our extra-curricular activities. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact us and visit us should you wish to find out more.

Yours sincerely,

David Adams



About The School

The size of the school is currently 238, which includes 26 pupils who attend part-time in the Nursery. The school is divided into eight classes, Nursery, Reception and Years 1–6. The school was built in the Victorian era and many original features still remain. Modernisation in recent years has provided the school with updated facilities. The school provides a stimulating environment complemented by resources, which include:

  • Eight classrooms with interactive whiteboards and multi-media facilities
  • A hall, which is used for PE, Dance, Drama and School Assemblies. It also has specialist apparatus for Gymnastics.
  • An attractive library, both in KS1 and KS2
  • Two large asphalt playgrounds and one Early Years play area
  • A large field for outdoor sports as well as a pleasant grassed area for playtimes
  • Forest School provision
  • A wide range of musical instruments, including tuned and untuned percussion
  • Shobnall Stars – breakfast and after school provision

Parent Voice

Here is what our parents say about us…

“Thank you to you and all your amazing staff at your wonderful school. We are so very proud of our child’s achievements, which is a credit to you and all your fantastic staff.”

“The opportunities you have given my child such as the trip to France, the Junior Police Cadet Programme and being a member of the School Council have taught him skills which will stay with him for life.”

“We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for our little boy and all the children at Shobnall Primary School.”

“We have really been impressed by the school, it’s professionalism and dedication to teaching children.”

“For us Shobnall stands out as a shining example of what education should be: academic excellence, combined with a caring atmosphere which promotes mutual respect.”