Our School

Sherard is a co-educational day school for primary children aged 4-11 years. In addition, the Special Needs Unit offers fully integrated specialist provision for a number of children with moderate learning difficulties.

The school is attractively situated on a large campus shared with the new Melton Vale Post 16 Centre and Birch Wood Special School. Effective working links between the three schools are already well established.

The school buildings are light, spacious and well maintained.
Each class group has its own classroom, with shared cloakroom facilities and access to shared open areas and resource bases.

Educational facilities are extensive, including two large halls, a central library area, a separate performance studio for dance, drama and music and computer areas for Information and Communications Technology. Recent additions include a sensory room and soft play room. The school is well equipped to provide access to a range of computing facilities for children of all ages.

Sports activities are well catered for with extensive playing fields and hard play areas. Swimming instruction is based at the local Waterfield Baths.

The school has well equipped play areas and a shaded wild garden.
The school grounds also provide a rich focus for environmental activities. The children also use the town and its facilities for local study work. In addition visits are arranged to local places of interest, museums, study centres and exhibitions.

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We love our new 'Welcome' sign!

We love our new 'Welcome' sign! (115KB)

Laugh Often, Dream Big, Reach for the Stars!

Laugh Often, Dream Big, Reach for the Stars! (222KB)

Our Wildlife Area has been transformed - Summer 13

Our Wildlife Area has been transformed - Summer 13 (291KB)

Willow shelter, new pathway, turf and greenhouse

Willow shelter, new pathway, turf and greenhouse (301KB)

New arbour, pots and planters.

New arbour, pots and planters. (312KB)

We love our new Story Chair.

We love our new Story Chair. (299KB)

New carpet throughout - June 2013

New carpet throughout - June 2013 (203KB)

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Conservation Area Autumn 2012

Conservation Area Autumn 2012 (311KB)

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New Landscaping - May 2012

New Landscaping - May 2012 (239KB)

Reception area

Reception area (172KB)

Freshly painted computer suite - Spring Term 2012

Freshly painted computer suite - Spring Term 2012 (210KB)

New Library area October 2011

New Library area October 2011 (155KB)

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Sunflowers grown from seed July 2011

Sunflowers grown from seed July 2011 (309KB)

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Buddleia outside Maple 1

Buddleia outside Maple 1 (316KB)

View from wildlife area over playground June 2011

View from wildlife area over playground June 2011 (255KB)

Wildlife Area May 2011

Wildlife Area May 2011 (365KB)

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Signs of Spring March 2011

Signs of Spring March 2011 (261KB)

Sensory Room November 2010

Sensory Room November 2010 (132KB)

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New Soft Play Room Added September 2010

New Soft Play Room Added September 2010 (201KB)

Signs of Autumn - October 2010

Signs of Autumn - October 2010 (283KB)

Beautiful Colours

Beautiful Colours (258KB)

Planters - Playgroup July 2010

Planters - Playgroup July 2010 (265KB)

New Planters - Maple

New Planters - Maple (255KB)

June 2010

June 2010 (190KB)

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January 2010

January 2010 (216KB)

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Fun in the snow January 2010

Fun in the snow January 2010 (270KB)

School Entrance

School Entrance (61KB)

Daffodils in our nature area March '09

Daffodils in our nature area March '09 (80KB)

Sherard in the snow - Feb 09

Sherard in the snow - Feb 09 (35KB)

Outside Foundation Base.

Outside Foundation Base. (21KB)

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Literacy Support for Parents

Help at home gives children the best support in reading and writing. Here is guidance for what you can do at home to support and improve your child'...

School Dinners

For a sample menu of our hot school dinners, follow the Leic Schools Food Support Service link below. School meals are now £2.00 per day; this r...

Curriculum Policies

Please note that all Curriculum Policies are available from school upon request.

Friends of Sherard

Friends of Sherard is a small group of parents who meet once a month to think of ideas that can help boost funds and provide valuable items for all ch...

The Green Team

We meet regularly with Miss Harness to discuss environmental issues and how we can improve our school.

Sherard Pre-school Playgroup- New Website

We are now 'Live'. Check out our new website www.sherardplaygroup.co.uk

Extra Curricular Clubs (including Breakfast Club and After-School Club)

We are very pleased to be able to offer all our children a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These are being provided by the teaching staff a...

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Sex and Relationship Education Policy

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pdf.gif: Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2012

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2012

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Charging Policy_Sept 12

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doc.gif: Complaints Policy Sept 2012

Complaints Policy Sept 2012

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doc.gif: Sherard Behaviour Policy September 2012

Sherard Behaviour Policy September 2012

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PROVIDING MEDICAL SUPPORT & ADMIN OF MEDS

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Attendance Policy

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doc.gif: Maths Written Calculation Policy March 2012

Maths Written Calculation Policy March 2012

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Mathematics Policy 2012

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Handwriting

This is a copy of the cursive handwriting which is taught in our school. As a fully cursive script ( all lowercase letters are joined), it is a more fluent style of writing. All lowercase letters begin on the line, making it easier for your child to write confidently using lines.
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The Melton Times - Sherard in Print!

See what we have been up to - copies available to order.

Leicestershire County Council - Guide to Primary Education - Admissions

How to apply for first-time admissions entry September 2013 and mid-term transfers during 2013-2014 academic year.

Key Stage 2 Literacy

A useful website to assist children with grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Childminders in Melton Mowbray

List of registered local childminders.

Food a fact of life

From 3 years to 16 years. All you need to know about healthy eating,cooking, food and farming and well being. Watch cooking videos, try new recipes and play interactive games.

ThinkUKnow- Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre

For ages 5-8. Find out about Lee and Kim's adventures or watch Hector and his friends learning to use computers safely.

ThinkUKnow

For ages 8-10. Visit the Thinkuknow Cyber Cafe and help Jason, Sunil and their friends stay safe using new technology.

Childnet International - Know IT All

Follow the adventures of Kara Winston and The Smart Crew - Be smart when using the Internet.

Childline

Free 24 hour telephone lines for children and young people 0800 1111

Beyond Bullying

The website of Leicestershire Anti-Bullying Team providing an online information service for young people, parents and professionals seeking guidance on bullying.

Primary Times

'Help your child succeed at school' - 'Making Maths Fun in the Home' -'Ten Ways to help your child develop a 'Reading Brain' and much more. Also, information on 'What's On' for children in the area.

Parentline

Beating the recession: helping your family through the tough times - help with household budgets, advice on subsidised activities, tax credit entitlements etc

Be Safe Be Seen

Stay safe on the roads

Kidscape

Helping to prevent bullying and child abuse.

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