I would like to welcome you to St Blasius Shanklin C of E Primary Academy.
Our school is filled with talented staff, engaged pupils, involved parents and forward thinking governors. These attributes enable us to provide the best education for our children.
As our Academy continues to develop, so do the opportunities we provide for students. Robot building, music workshops, exciting science experiments and creative story writing are just a few examples of what makes our curriculum so engaging. Outside of the classroom, we are developing links with our local community, playing a variety of sports and taking part in varied extra-curricular clubs (including Ceilidh Dancing, Sports Clubs, Nature Team and Cookery Club!). All of our schooling activities aim to promote our 3 school values: Wisdom, Endurance and Friendship.
As a school, we recognise the ever changing nature of learning. Skyping famous authors, using green screens and creating stop motion animations are just some examples of how teachers use technology to open up their classrooms to provide exciting learning for our children. Whilst keeping the future in mind, we also ensure that we celebrate the children’s achievements of today through our Collective Worship and Superstar Assemblies; something the children love to do.
Overall, our Academy has a strong family feel and a great attitude towards learning… we invite you to come and visit us to see for yourself!
We look forward to meeting you.
Mr Alex Augustus
Our Vision is to create, within a framework of Christian values, a thriving and successful Academy that sets the highest aspirations for children's attainment and behaviour and enables children to excel academically and socially.
In order to achieve this vision, we aim to:
Develop and maintain positive relationships between all adults and children based on mutual respect and trust.
Provide a safe, secure and stimulating working environment for all.
Provide a range of challenging and enjoyable learning experiences that will equip children to become life-long learners and raise their aspirations.
Encourage children to develop positive attitudes to learning and behave appropriately.
Be welcoming at all times, work in partnership and offer opportunities for the family to be involved in the life of the Academy.
Develop links between our Academy, the church and the community.
Make our Academy a happy, fun and enjoyable place to be.
Create an environment which allows all children to learn and celebrates children’s efforts and achievements.
Provide a broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum that meets the needs and interests of our children.
Enable children to become co-operative, independent, responsible learners who can communicate effectively.
Our Academy ethos is the Christian belief that all people are uniquely created by God and loved by God. Childrens' education should be personalised and inclusive, ensuring excellence for all. It will raise standards and transform the life chances of the community the Academy serves.