Shaftesbury High School


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Harrow Council has praised a special school for aiming high, after its third consecutive “Outstanding” rating from Ofsted.

Shaftesbury High School, which teaches 165 pupils with a wide range of special educational needs, was given the top honour
following an inspection in March in which Ofsted praised its innovation and “culture of high expectations”.

Staff and students have been celebrating the school’s success, and were paid a visit by Cllr Simon Brown, portfolio holder for children and young people.
He met pupils as well as staff and school governors, and head teacher Paul Williams showed him the school’s facilities.
Cllr Simon Brown said: “Shaftesbury has long been an ‘Outstanding’ school but staff have not rested on their laurels. They continue to look for new ways to make sure all pupils achieve their potential.
They should be congratulated, along with the pupils whose enthusiasm and determination are a credit to the school.”

Shaftesbury is one of many schools to benefit from Harrow Council’s school expansion programme. Last year saw the completion of a new extension housing the sixth-form, and an Autistic Resource Centre.
The inspector noted that the school had maintained its high standards through the changes. The report also praised the school for its “strong team ethic” and high staff morale.
Headteacher Paul Williams said: “Shaftesbury is very proud of its pupils’ outstanding achievements and that this has now been recognised for a third consecutive time by Ofsted.
This is due to an outstanding team of committed staff, parents, carers, governors and Harrow’s support services. I am very lucky to be the headteacher of such a school!”

Welcome to Shaftesbury High School’s website

Shaftesbury is a special needs school located in the London borough of Harrow. At Shaftesbury there is capacity for approximately 160 students,
aged between 11 and 19, with learning, emotional, behavioural, autistic, communication, medical, physical, sensory and social needs.

Please look at the SEND Offer PDF which explains our Special Educational Needs and Disability Offer at Shaftesbury.

Calendars & Events

Please download our school calendar for dates of events at Shaftesbury for the academic year from September 2015 to July 2016.

Our summer term assembly themes can be found here.

You can also look at our term dates for the 2015-16 academic year.

The dates for the 2016-17 academic year are now available. Click here to view them.


Summer Production
Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th June

Leavers BBQ
Thursday 30th June

Last day for leavers
Friday 1st July

Team building for Y11 Leavers entering 6th Form in September 2016
with current 6th Form students

Tuesday 5th July – Thursday 7th July

High School Day
Wednesday 6th July

Parents Coffee Morning
Thursday 2nd July – 10:30 – 12:00

Hereford residential visit – 10ME
Monday 11th July – Friday 15th July

Last day of term
Wednesday 20th July

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