Welcome to
Shelley First School
Proud to be part of the Mast Academy Trust

Head's Welcome

We say at Shelley that ‘Together we Succeed’ and this ethos permeates every aspect of school life, beginning right at the start in our OFSTED outstanding Early Years Provision which provides a seamless and well-crafted transition from nursery to school for our youngest learners. With our passionate and experienced team of staff, our carefully constructed curriculum and our extensive and rich outdoor space, Shelley children go on to grow and flourish: there are plentiful opportunities for sport, outdoor learning, forest school and so much more. Here at Shelley, our standards are high and pupils love to learn: attendance is well above the national average and we hold a range of awards from Investors in Pupils, gold Artsmark and Musicmark awards and silver School Games award. We enjoy strong support from families and the community and together, we create everlasting memories and the strongest of foundations for our children: it’s really true, here at Shelley First, that ‘Together, we succeed’.

Mrs Liz McLoughlin


Our Values

To provide a happy, safe and inclusive environment in which every child will thrive and reach their potential. To enable them to develop as caring, respectful, resilient individuals who embrace learning and are well equipped for their next stage in life.  

At Shelley first School, our community is built upon the following foundations, which we all aim to develop.

  • Care, fairness and respect for all 

  • Support and challenge to remove barriers to learning 

  • Celebration and joy in all achievements 

The Mast Trust

At The Mast we want staff to feel happy and to achieve their ambitions; to inspire our children to learn and grow; to collaborate for the good of all our children and staff.  We very much value our employees, we celebrate their individuality and invest in them, recognising that we are a team that achieves together.