Shaftesbury High School

‘Outstanding’ Shaftesbury Ofsted inspection

We are delighted to announce that, following an Ofsted inspection on Tuesday 1st March, Shaftesbury has been judged to be an outstanding school for the third time in a row.
Click here to view our inspection report published by Ofsted on March 31st 2016. Please visit our Ofsted page to find our Ofsted inspection history and for links to all of our reports on the Ofsted website.

The keywords for each tutor group for the Summer 2016 term are now on the website. Please go to our Keywords page to find the keywords for your child’s tutor group.
We are delighted to have found out today that Shaftesbury has become a Centre of Excellence for Financial Education. We have been working with the Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG) to achieve our status as a centre of excellence.
In September 2015 Shaftesbury opened the new Autistic Resource Centre (ARC). For more information please click this link.
Please click here to see a PDF of photos shown in a recent assembly of Mrs Stone’s visit to our partner school, Kisindizi 2 primary, in Uganda.

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.


May Day Bank Holiday – School is closed
Monday 2nd May

London Zoo trip
Thursday 5th May

Parents Coffee Morning
Thursday 12th May – 10:30 – 12:00

Douai, France residential visit
Monday 23rd May – Friday 27th May

May half term
Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd June

INSET Day – no school for students
Monday 6th June
Students return on Tuesday 7th June

Thorpe Park
Wednesday 8th June

Summer Fair
Saturday 18th June

Sports Day
Tuesday 21st June

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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