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Cockshutt CE Primary School & Nursery


A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Heritage is a huge part of our history and geography work in school. We believe that pupils should be firmly rooted in their local area and have a deepening knowledge of all that it has to offer. Below you will see photographs of the Year 5/6 pupils sharing their project to get the war memorial listed with the local residents.  We are grateful to Martin Phillips from Historic England for his support and inspiring work with the children.   So much rich learning can be found right on our doorstep.   Have a look on the class pages for more information on our teaching and learning in history. 

Martin Phillips (Historic England) Visited the school in January 2020 to present the school with a 'Heritage Schools Award'.  He spent some time talking to the children about their current curriculum and study in History. 


Martin visited our Celebration Assembly to present the award to the school, we were pleased that many of our parents/carers were there to enjoy the moment with our school community. 


"It is a pleasure to present Cockshutt C of E Primary with Historic England's Heritage Schools Award. They have incorporated their local heritage into the history curriculum and are now embedding this across all year groups. Pupils have been telling me about their studies based on Cockshutt, Oswestry and Ellesmere. 


Furthermore, Mr Wedley's Year 5 and 6 class completed a condition survey of the village war memorial and researched the soldiers commemorated upon it. They followed this up with a successful application to secure the grade II listing of the Cockshutt War Memorial - the first school in the West Midlands, that I know of, to have achieved this. " Martin Phillips 31st January 2020