Events Gallery

This area will showcase the different events that take place at our academy.

Harvest Festival 2018

Our Harvest Festival assemblies ran very smoothly and were filled with art, DT and readings that both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 had worked exceptionally hard on. Every single child did us so proud. Well done, everyone.


Safety Day 2018

Every class in school had a great time immersing themselves in all things safety related today. The school was buzzing with excitement. Take a look at all the wonderful things that were happening...


Choir Showcase

This evening, children had the chance to show off all the hard work that they have put into the choir over the last few weeks. Children have been taught by two professional singin with two specialist music teachers called Mrs Karen Cousins and Mrs Jackie Clayton. It is safe to say that parents were completely blown away, their performance struck a real emotional chord. Watch the videos and see for yourself!

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Year 6 Leavers Gala Night

What an absolutely magical night we all shared to say goodbye to our wonderful Year 6's. It was filled with music, poetry, dancing and laughter. It was such a memorable and special experience, well done Year 6 and all the staff involved in the organisation of it.

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Sports Day 2018

Both Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 sports days were a real success this year. (It didn't even rain!) The children loved taking part & it was fabulous to see so many parents supporting them from the side lines. All followed by a delicious family picnic!


Big Pedal Winners Stunt Show

On Friday, our school celebrated being second in South Yorkshire for The Big Pedal. The whole enjoyed a stunt show in the hall by Multiple British and European Mountain Bike Trials Champion Danny Butler.

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The Royal Wedding Celebrations of Harry & Meghan...

On Thursday, our whole school celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. There were a variety of celebratory activities as well as a special royal lunch. We had such a fabulous day!


Platinum International Excellence in Safeguarding Award!

We are so proud to announce that after a recent inspection, our school has been awarded PLATINUM in International Excellence in Safeguarding! We are one of only two schools in the whole country to have achieved this!

A visit from our CEO, Julian Drinkall

It was such a pleasure to show Mr Drinkall around our fabulous school. He was blown away not only by our work, but also how amazing our children are. We are all so proud to be at Shafton Primary!

National School Travel Awards

We are proud to say that we have achieved bronze in the Modeshift Stars National School Travel Awards! The mayor of Barnsley came to present us with the award. How special!


World Book Day 2018!

Both children and staff looked wonderful dressed up as their favourite book character. There were all sorts of activities going on around school and everyone had a wonderful day!

Chinese New Year Celebration

Here are some photographs of our Chinese New year Celebration lunch on Wednesday 21st February. Prior to the day, children all made chinese lanterns which were then used to decorate the hall. It was great to see children trying something new. They loved the challenge of eating with chopsticks and got the hang of it really quickly! After they'd eaten, it was time to open their fortune cookies and see what was inside.

Shafton's Walking Bus


On a very chilly Thursday 8th February, children, parents and teachers all met to create a walking bus to school. The purpose was to highlight the importance of being active and to encourage families to leave the car at home and walk. We were amazed by how many families joined us. Well done everyone!

Our Christmas Lunch

Both children and staff enjoyed a wonderful Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Tables were set with crackers and confetti as jolly Christmas music played in the background. Children also made their own place mat and brought it into the hall to put their lunch on. It was absolutely delicious and enjoyed by all!

Mental Health Day 2017 at Shafton Primary Academy

On Tuesday 10th October, it was World Mental Health Day. Alongside our ongoing PSHE and nurture curriculum, we used this world event as an extra opportunity to promote emotional well being across our academy. Below are some of the activities and discussions that happened during that week.

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