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Welcome to the magic forest of learning. 

Here you will climb the trees of imagination,

and swing on the vines of laughter, 

Jewels of the mind will gleam, 

Rough- cut in the shadows, 

Then glitter when you polish them in the sun.


By Anon


Welcome Statement


Welcome to the Shirley Manor Primary Academy School website. Shirley Manor Academy converted as part of the Inspire Trust in 2014. When the High school in the trust was deemed inadequate following an Ofsted Inspection the Inspire Trust was dissolved. The school is currently a Stand Alone Trust which means we are not part of a multi academy chain.


We are a very special school that likes to celebrate success – at every level. The life of the school is driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We aim to bring learning alive, making it exciting and stimulating. Although SAT results are often used as an indicator of success we would like to think that we have many strengths, not just academic ones. We want to give our children a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their future school experiences and lives.


An essential ingredient for this to happen is teamwork. We view education as a joint venture, involving everyone – children, parents, staff, Governors and the wider community. We hope that we will be able to depend on your co-operation and support in this partnership, hoping that together we can provide the best for every child.


We are proud to be an inclusive school, bringing together children from a wide range of economic, social and ethnic backgrounds; creating an exciting and diverse learning community.


In the context of this, We will tell them the difference between right and wrong, how to sort out problems and that everybody is deserving of respect.


We are confident that with a talented team of both teaching and non-teaching staff we can provide a smooth transition for any child joining the school and strive to meet the needs of all.


If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Mrs Heather Lacey