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Testimonials.  Working with the local community and outside providers is a privilege for us in Cockshutt. We enjoy welcoming people through our door.  Please read below some of the feedback we have had from our visitors. 

Martin Phillips (Historic England) presenting our Heritage Schools Award January 2020


"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. "

Dear Mandy

Many thanks for welcoming me to your school last week. 

I would be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to your safer schools ambassadors who showed me around your school. They were so confident and polite when explaining all about their lovely school and were so proud to show me around. I loved the fact they took the time to explain their schools values to me and why these were so important.  In addition to this, the behaviour of all pupils I met at your school was outstanding. They are an absolute credit to you and I look forward to my return visit in 2020.

Kind regards



Sharon Burt

Trainee School’s Health & Safety Officer

Starting school in our Nursery provision

"I would just like to express my gratitude towards all the staff who have been helping my daughter, as she begins her time at Cockshutt.


As a fellow teacher, I know just how far above and beyond you have gone to help her over the past couple of weeks. Words are not enough."


Parent feedback November 2019



Eglantine Jebb Workshop 


'Thank you for this afternoon. The children are lovely, polite, so enthusiastic and interesting to be with. 

They're a real delight and a credit to you and the rest of the staff. 

As you know, children's  behaviour and attitude stems from what they see and hear as well as how they're treated.

You  are doing an amazing job with them.'


Juliet Shone (February 2019)

During the 2018/19 raising achievement in Mathematics is a major schools improvement priority for us. 


There have been significant improvements in the quality of the teaching and learning in maths this academic year. There has been a clear improvement in children’s learning behaviours; gaps in calculation are being addressed and equipment and images are being used effectively to teach concepts. Teachers are aware of children who are not achieving age-related expectations and are taking steps to support these children and all children are being challenged. Gareth Metcalfe, January 2019

Random Pupil Selector is our system for monitoring work and progress with pupils across the school. We had a visit from a local Headteacher recently and this was his feedback:


Thank you so much for allowing me to spend time with the wonderful pupils at Cockshutt!! It was a pleasure to listen to the pupils talk so eloquently and with great pride about their work! I felt that they Year 6 pupils who discussed the process of Pupil Voice at Cockshutt were very confident around what the process involves and how it benefits them. The two Year 6 pupils were also very clear on the difference between work monitoring and the behaviour systems you have set up.

Year 5/6 recently completed some CPR training with Nicola Bishton.  Nicola is raising money for the British Heart Foundation by teaching CPR round local clubs and schools. We really enjoyed having her in school.  We wish Nicola lots of luck as she completes the London Marathon next month, she is an inspiration to all of us. 


Thank you for letting me come to teach CPR your schools today. And for the kind donation. 

I just wanted to drop you an email to say what lovely schools, staff and most of all pupils you have. They were an absolute pleasure to teach. 


Nicola Bishton