The Shade Primary School

The Shade was built in 2013 to accommodate a two form entry primary school with a 52 place Pre-School on the edge of Soham. We currently have 251 children, there is one form entry from Reception through to Year 5, with the exception of two classes in Year 3. In September 2019 our first children will move into Year 6.

Our aim is for all children to master learning skills that bring a love of learning, achievement, confidence and independence, in order for them to be the designers of their future. We work closely with parents and the community to encourage a caring attitude, take pride in our roots and celebrate our successes. We are firm believers in growth mindset and we help children to become resilient learners that have a thirst for knowledge.

We are part of Staploe Education Trust, a Multi Academy Trust serving part of East Cambridgeshire. Along with Soham Village College, Weatheralls Primary and Kennett Primary we are a strong, local partnership looking after the learning and wider interests of young people in our community.

All our schools maintain their individuality and share a commitment to provide outstanding learning, opportunity and care for the communities they serve. In our schools you will find staff and young people with high expectations for behaviour and achievement. There is a culture of collaboration and respect where strong relationships provide an environment in which young people flourish.

We strive to develop all staff through rich CPD and new opportunities available. If you are interested in joining a dedicated and hardworking team of teachers that inspire the children in our school and help one another to grow and develop then please make an appointment to come and see us at The Shade.