Welcome to Blackshaw Moor CofE First School

Blackshaw Moor CofE First School caters for pupils aged between 3 and 9 years. Many of our pupils come from Blackshaw Moor and the villages of Thorncliffe, Meerbrook and Upperhulme. There are several pupils who travel in from Flash and Leek.

The school is set in a beautiful location between the Roaches on the edge of the Peak District National Park and Tittesworth Reservoir among the rolling hills of the Staffordshire Moorlands. The school has hard working, dedicated teachers who are highly experienced in teaching mixed age, mixed ability classes and who are committed to ensuring that each child can flourish and reach their full potential both academically and socially.

We provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment and pride ourselves on the family atmosphere and the effective working relationships between pupils and teachers which enable pupils to develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values necessary to build a successful future.

We are happy to welcome visitors and parents of prospective pupils to our school to meet the staff and pupils and see what we have to offer.

Our School Motto

“Working together in God’s love for the benefit of all”

A prayer written by a child age 5:

Please God and Jesus, look after the children and everyone, Amen

Our School Vision

At Blackshaw Moor Church of England First School we value the whole child.  We aim to offer our children a creative, enriching and fulfilling learning journey enabling all to flourish.  We aim to develop strong links with our local community whilst preparing our children to be good global citizens.  Our school values and Christian distinctiveness underpins all that we are and do.

Our School Aims

We will achieve our vision by:

  • Valuing each child as an individual with particular talents and needs;
  • Displaying positive attitudes towards all children and ensuring mutual respect and consideration;
  • Serving our local community and encouraging children to take a full part in the local area and beyond;
  • Working together for the benefit of all members of our school community so that everyone will develop high moral and ethical standards with empathy for others;
  • recognising the contribution our parents and community members can make towards our children’s learning and development;
  • Instilling the love of learning through the experiences we offer.

Our School Values

We aspire to live our lives following the values of:
  • Courage – overcoming fear and finding strength to do things that may seem hard
  • Trust – being reliable, consistent and having integrity
  • Compassion – showing kindness and empathy and being caring
  • Friendship – having a relationship built on understanding and sharing in harmony
  • Truthfulness – being honest, open and sincere
  • Respect – showing consideration of the feelings, wishes or rights of other people

Equal Opportunities

We are an inclusive school where all children have the opportunity to participate fully in school life and have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, regardless of academic ability, religion, physical ability, gender or ethnic origin. All children are valued, whatever needs they have, and we aim to create an environment within our school which will enable all pupils to learn to the best of their ability.

If anyone requires a paper copy of the information on this website, this will be provided free of charge.

Latest news from our academies

  • All Saint's First School

    November Newsletter 2021

    19 Nov 2021 | BY asf

    Here is the link to our November Newsletter. November 2021 Newsletter  

  • Beresford Memorial CE First School

    National Day of Reflection

    23 Mar 2021 | BY talentum

    At Beresford we have marked the National Day of Reflection with a Prayer Space entitled Empty Chair.

  • Blackshaw Moor CE First School

    Newsletter 15th November 2021

    15 Nov 2021 | BY blackshawmoor

    November 15th Newsletter

  • Churnet View Middle School

    LATEST NEWS LETTERS!

    01 Oct 2021 | BY churnetview

    Please see our latest school newsletters below: 10th September 2021 Newsletter 17th September 2021 Newsletter 9th October 2021 Newsletter

  • Leek First School

    LFS Newsletter – Week Commencing 28th June 2021

    25 Jun 2021 | BY lfs

    LFS Weekly Newsletter 25-06-2021

  • Leek High

    “Leek High 5” – 5th November 2021

    05 Nov 2021 | BY leekhigh

    The 5th November edition of “Leek High 5” can be found at: https://flipbookpdf.net/web/site/c4bd90e0e8715717997b93b8e81681e1c52282c9202111.pdf.html ANY MEMBER OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY CAN […]

  • Rushton CE First School

    Newsletter 26th November 2021

    26 Nov 2021 | BY rps

    Advent Wreaths This week in forest school, the children made some beautiful Advent wreaths using canes from the willow arch. […]

  • Westwood College

    Latest Update – November 2021

    12 Nov 2021 | BY talentum

    Please click here to view the letter in full 

Latest events from our academies

  • All Saint's First School

    CHRISTINGLE SERVICE AT ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH

    17 Nov 2021 | BY asf

    Please come an join the staff and children for our Christingle Service on Sunday 28th November at 3.30pm. We have […]

  • Churnet View Middle School

    Churnet View Tours

    08 Oct 2021 | BY churnetview

    School Tour!   If you would like to book on to a tour of Churnet View, please book your space […]

  • Leek First School

    PATCH Fashion Show

    03 Feb 2020 | BY lfs

    PATCH Fashion show poster

  • Leek High

    Inclusion Hub parent/carer drop in

    10 Mar 2020 | BY leekhigh

    We are offering parent / carer drop in sessions on Friday Mornings from 9.15am – 10.00am. Feel free to pop […]

  • Westwood College

    Westwood College Year 8 Open Evening

    13 Sep 2021 | BY talentum

    Westwood College Year 8 Open Evening 21st September 2021 We look forward to welcoming you to Westwood College. We hope […]

Latest video from our academies

  • All Saint's First School

    Half Term Video

    22 Oct 2021 | BY asf

    Well done everyone for a super half term. Thank you to the children for being brilliant and to parents for […]

  • Churnet View Middle School

    Virtual Tour!

    02 Oct 2021 | BY somarketing

    We recognise that a visit to Churnet View Middle School is a valuable part of the school application process, but in […]

  • Westwood College

    Welcome to Leek Sixth Form

    11 Nov 2020 | BY talentum

    Welcome to Leek Sixth Form from the Headteacher and the Head of Sixth Form