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Welcome to the SHIP Page!

At Shakespeare Infant School we pride ourselves on our induction programme for our new members due to join in September.


We have our own induction pre-school group called SHIP.

This stands for Shakespeare Induction Programme


SHIP runs for 5 weeks in the Summer term. The sessions are on either a Tuesday OR Wednesday OR Thursday afternoon from 1.30 -3.00. Children and their parent/carer/s come to one session each week. It is run by two members of our Year R teaching team.

At 2.30 pm the children visit the Year R classrooms and have a drink whilst parents/carers stay and have a hot drink.




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Each week there is a speaker to help families learn all about the school. Themes range from curriculum to uniform to health to school lunches and much more!


To ease administration we initially allocate children to a particular day. However we are flexible and if for some reason that day is not suitable you can let us know and we can swap the lists around. We like to have the lists finalised by the first SHIP session so that the SHIP registers can be drawn up.


It is very important that the children attend as many SHIP sessions as possible as it has proven to be an excellent way of helping the children cope with starting school in September. SHIP should take priority over other activities eg nursery, pre-school.

After we have received your acceptance paperwork of the YR place we will send you details (in February) all about SHIP.

Welcome meetings for parents of children starting September 2017.

Parents of children due to start school in September 2016 are warmly welcome to attend a briefing all about the school and have a tour of the school. There are 3 dates to choose from. Please let the office know which date you would like to attend. Younger siblings are welcome.


Tuesday 20th September - 9.30 am or Wednesday  October 5th  - 1.30pm or Thursday October 20th at 9.30am.


The meetings last no longer than an hour. Please call 02380 573888 or email   Looking forward to seeing you!