“Teaching and learning in the early years is a significant strength of the school …. the activities ignite children’s interest and fuel their curiosity”

OFSTED School Inspection Report 2016

“Pupils make good progress academically and in their personal development and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”

OFSTED School Inspection Report

“Strong learning throughout the school is underpinned by the well-developed relationships between adults and pupils..”

OFSTED School Inspection Report 2016

“The school provides a good curriculum which ensures progression in all subjects as pupils move up the school.”

OFSTED Inspection Report

“Expectations are high, respect is mutual and laughter in classrooms is commonplace as pupils and teachers alike enjoy lessons.”

OFSTED School Inspection Report 2016

“Outstanding leadership and management, rooted in a clear vision for the unit, underpin children’s success in learning and the high quality of the provision.”

OFSTED Inspection Report

“Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about their children’s experience at Blackshaw.”

OFSTED Inspection Report

Welcome To Blackshaw Primary School

Blackshaw Primary School is a one form entry school and has a thriving Early Years Unit, which provides a variety of care options. We also have care provision for before and after school and during holidays, which is operated by a private provider.

Our philosophy is to keep the needs of the children at the very heart of our school and our high expectations and aspirations go hand in hand with enjoyment and excitement. Our mission statement, which scaffolds all our practise, recognises the unique qualities of all children.

We welcome and encourage parental involvement in all aspects of school life and have a thriving, supportive Governing body and excellent links with our local community.

We pride ourselves on our quality of care and this was recognised in our recent OFSTED inspection which stated that the school “has a very caring atmosphere, with positive and encouraging relations between staff and pupils.”

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, please contact the school office if you wish to make an appointment.

School Information

About our school, policies and procedures and who’s who at Blackshaw

Information For Parents

Day to day information parents may need to access on a regular basis

Learning & Teaching

We aim to provide a rich, broad balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative way

Blogs, Groups & Clubs

Information relating to life and events from around our school

Our Mission

Blackshaw is an inclusive school where every child’s unique qualities are embraced, challenged and celebrated within a safe and happy learning environment.

Our Ethos

To provide a warm and welcoming learning environment where everyone is respected and no-one is isolated.


To encourage everyone to develop positive relationships and to treat everybody as you would want to be treated.


To contribute to creating and maintaining a secure, inviting and stimulating environment of which everyone can be proud.



To deliver a modern, exciting and challenging curriculum that is centred around every child’s individual needs.

Equal Opportunities

To promote inclusion in all aspects of school life. We respect everyone and will not accept discrimination.

News from Around the School

Blackpool Tower

We had a fabulous day at Blackpool Tower. The children enjoyed a run around the Jungle play area, were amazed in the 4D cinema, braved the glass floor and entertained in the Jack and the beanstalk circus.... read more

Well Done Everyone!

I am delighted to announce that these past 2 weeks have been really busy for school with outside assessors coming to view and inspect our provision. I am delighted to tell you that we have been awarded both the Investors in Pupils Award and the Basic Skills Quality... read more

The Reception Wedding

This week we have been learning all about weddings. The children wrote lists of all the things needed for the wedding and they have made a cake, wrote invitations to invite the nursery children and made presents for the bride and groom. Of course all of the children... read more