Shackleton Primary School

Bedford, United Kingdom

Location: Bedford, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 4 - 11 years

About Shackleton Primary School

Shackleton is part of HEART Academies Trust, a new multi-academy trust formed with 3 primary schools and one secondary school in 2017. Our vision is to create a family of academies at the heart of their community improving life chances for all, through challenge and support. We are at the start of this journey.

As a Trust we are:




The Trust’s motivators underpin our philosophy of school improvement, including professional development.

There are 3 elements to our approach:

The passion to get better and better at something that matters.

Shackleton Primary School

Shackleton was founded in 1928 as a Lower School and later became a Primary, with its first Year 6 cohort in 2014. We are an expanding school located at the heart of our catchment area, with a 3 form entry in every year group by 2022. The school joined HEART Academies Trust in 2017 as one of three Bedford primary schools.

As Shackleton Primary School we seek to ensure that all our pupils receive an education which gives the best possible opportunities for each pupil to realise their true potential. We believe our children will thrive in an environment where they feel happy, safe, valued and respected. We aim to ensure they are motivated by learning and are offered the best opportunities that we can provide. We ensure that through exceptional teaching and a stimulating environment they can reach an exceptional standard of achievement.

The school was last visited by Ofsted in December 2013, prior to becoming a Primary school. The school was judged to be “Good” in all categories. 

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Address: Pearcey Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9LZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1234 352912