Parent Information

Senior Staff Structure

Headteacher
Mr Gavin Saunders

Deputy Headteacher
Mr Chris White (Curriculum)
Mr Richard Harris (Pastoral)

Assistant Headteacher
Mr Andrew Larkin

School Business Manager
Mrs Yuhong Meads

Heads of House
Badger:    
Miss Joanna Chambers
Hart:          Mr David Hunt
Mayo:        Mrs Yvonne Caswell
Sheldon:   Mrs Emma Butterworth

School Library

When you join Shipston High School you automatically become a member of the Library. You don’t need a library card. You have your own bar code/identity number which is scanned when you want to borrow a book. You can borrow up to 4 books for 2 weeks.

The library is open every morning before school and some evenings after school for private study.    There is also a range of Newspapers and Magazines together with a large selection of board and card games.

The library is exceptionally well equipped with internet-linked laptops available to all students to research/print off homework/schoolwork and projects and the library shop is stocked with all kinds of stationery.  Library events take place throughout the year such as The Carnegie Shadowing Book Award, the Warwickshire School Book Award, Readathon, Reading Groups, National Poetry Day, World Book Day and even the occasional visiting author!

School Day

The timing of the school day is as follows:

8.35 – 8.45: Registration
8.45 – 9.45: Period 1
9.45 – 10.45: Period 2
10.45 – 11.05: MORNING BREAK
11.05 – 12.05: Period 3
12.05 – 13.05: Period 4
13.05 – 13.45: LUNCH BREAK
13.45 – 14.50: Period 5
14.50 – 15.10: Form Period

Each of the school’s four Houses have an assembly each week:

Monday:  Hart House
Tuesday: Sheldon House
Wednesday:  Badger House
Thursday:  Mayo House

Friday:  Whole year or specialist assemblies

School Canteen

The school canteen is open to serve breakfast before school, snacks at breaktime and a wide range of meals at lunchtime.  Pupils can choose from full meals, healthy options such as pasta dishes and salads as well as lighter snacks like sandwiches, rolls, wraps and baguettes.  For something smaller, the “Grab and Go”  menu is also very popular.

During the year there are also “Theme” menu days which have in the past included Christmas lunch, St. George’s, St. Patrick’s and St. David’s days, the Chinese New Year and Divali day.

 

School Uniform

Pupils should attend school in smart, clean and tidy uniform, ready for the working environment. Trousers should be worn on the waist, skirts should be the required length and shirts tucked into waistbands. Ties should be worn correctly. The school asks for parents’
co-operation in enforcing these requirements. Should there be any dispute on what is considered to be a reasonable standard of uniform a final ruling will be made by the Headteacher or a member of the Leadership Team.

Boys   black or charcoal grey tailored trousers (not denim or black jeans)
white shirt and school tie
navy blazer with badge
black or grey socks
black or navy v-necked pullover (optional)
black shoes (not trainers)

Girls   black or navy skirt (not lycra) or black tailored trousers
white shirt and school tie
black or navy V-necked pullover or cardigan (optional)
navy blazer with badge
Black tights or white or black socks
black flat shoes (not trainers)

Dress for Physical Education:

Boys     white polo shirt (with school badge)
white base layer
plain navy-blue shorts
blue games shirt
trainers for indoor work
football boots
long red socks for indoor and outdoor work
plain swimming trunks and goggles
navy fleece (with school badge) (optional)

Girls     white polo shirt (with school badge)
white base layer
navy games skirt
plain navy shorts (not cycling or lycra)
OR plain navy skort
blue games shirt
trainers for indoor work
football boots
long red socks for indoor and outdoor work
one-piece swimsuit and goggles
navy fleece (with school badge) (optional)
plain navy tracksuit trousers (optional)

Where to buy Shipston High School Uniform
Chris’s, 20 Sheep Street, Shipston on Stour

All items of non-badged uniform may be purchased from a store of your choice

 Reminders:

  • Skirts should be no shorter than 5cm. above the knee
  • Pullovers or cardigans are optional but must be worn with a blazer
  • Hair should be neat: no extremes (colouring, styles etc.). In practical lessons long hair should be tied back for safety reasons.
  • Jewellery: One pair of stud type earrings only. Facial or body piercings are not allowed
  • Any make up should be unobtrusive and only clear or colourless nail varnish may be worn.