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Welcome to the gallery! Please enjoy browsing our photographs and videos.

Spring 2021: as part of the new RSE curriculum, we employed Action Ants to teach First Aid and CPR to our children

Autumn 2020: Picturing the Westmorland Dales - Watch this film showing children in The Westmorland Dales working with Land Artists Stomping Ground

January 2020 - Friendship Week: Living in Harmony within our Community

Within Friendship Week, we focussed on ‘Living in Harmony within our Community’!

We invited the youngest members of our community into school for singing, reading and games! We had the elder members of our community into school for a beetle drive!  We learned about how the constabulary and fire service support us with a visit from the police force, and a visit to the fire station for our younger children.

January 2020 - Chess Championship

September 2019: EYFS met their new Y6 Buddies

September 2019: we supported Macmillan coffee morning

07 July 2019 - Orienteering Taster Session

25th May. School visit to Grizedale Forest.

May 2019 - The winning team of artists who contributed to the design of the mural at Shap Swimming Pool

March 2019 - Buddy Time at the Park, with homemade biscuits!

March 2019: Buddy time - enjoying magazines together for World Book Day

On 18.12.18, our ‘Shap Family’ joined together to have a delicious Christmas lunch!

MUSIC MARK 2018/2019

We are pleased to announce that Shap School have been awarded Music Mark 2018/2019. It has been recognised that pupils at our school are able to access and engage with a high-quality music education.


The children that take part in music lessons performed some music for the whole school. We were all very impressed with their skills and we enjoyed listening to live music.

On Friday 6th July we had the oldest and the youngest person who live in Shap and went to or goes to Shap School!

Our Year 5 children had a great morning in the science department at UCC!

Our year 4 and 5 children were presented with their Mini Police caps by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria and are seen here. posing with Max the Mini.

This was the winning ID badge design and it will now go forward to the Cumbria competition.


During Sport Relief Week, we have been trying some new activities. Please see our photos below!


The whole school have been involved in Scooting Skills this week. We have looked at scooter control and footway etiquette.


Wiz from Wiz Lees Fitness came in to run some fun fitness sessions with each of the classes.


Sensei Mark Holding 5th Dan, former British champion, came to do some karate training with KS1 and KS2 children. The children had great fun.


Jonothon Osborne from Cumbria Cricket came to work with all of our classes today. The children have been practising their skills and tactics.


Nicola Gale did some Zumba sessions with the whole school. We loved showing our best moves for the music!


Wiz Lees ran an after-school club to encourage parents and their children to exercise together whilst having fun!


We have started our 100 Mile Challenge by running around the school field.


Our Step 2 and Step 3 teams competeted today at Appleby Grammar School. Well done to both teams - Step 2 came 4th and Step 3 came 2nd!!

Everyone enjoyed dressing up as a book character for World Book Day....even the staff!

KS2 children recently visited a Planetarium - see the wonderful photographs! It was a truly amazing experience for pupils and teachers alike!

Active Travel Day

On Friday 9th February, we took part in an Active Travel Day run by Cumbria County Council. We needed to walk, scoot or cycle to school wearing a silly hat!! We had an amazing turnout with 77 children out of a possible 88. We even had parents joining in too!! Well done to everyone that took part!

January Snow

Friendship Days

On the 4th and 5th of January we enjoyed our annual celebration of friendship . Our activities were based around Eric Carle's story 'The mixed up chameleon' and the theme of our learning was 'All Different All Equal'. 

Carol Singing at Tebay Services

Some of our KS2 children went to Tebay Services and sang beautifully. We raised an incredible £236 to go towards further music activities.

Christmas Jumper Day/Christmas Lunch

December 2017 - Christingle making and Assembly

December 2017 - Prickly Hay - Our Nativity Hoedown!

December 2017 - Catbells and Kidsty Pike trip to see The Snow Dragon at The Brewery

Boxes of Hope

Today we have sent off 49 shoeboxes for Cumbria's Boxes of Hope Charity. Thank you for all your donations.

Sausage week! Special School Dinner!

Lunchtime Activities

Dinosaur Encounter at Rheged


Appleby Sports

UCC Science afternoon Y5

Active Cumbria 100 Mile Challenge

Sports Day

Potted Sports Morning