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St Mary's Walk, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 9RR

0117 903 1447


Shirehampton Primary School

Parent Council

We are passionate about parental voice; enabling parents to have a say and get involved in their child’s school through forums such as Parent Councils.

A Parent Council is a body which:

  • enables parents to meet, share ideas and feedback to school
  • gives parents a voice and enables them to contribute to school decision making
  • helps develop a partnership between parents and school
  • consults parents and advises school leadership and/or governing body of parents’ views.

Parental voice is key in helping build parental engagement in schools. Research has shown that when parents and schools work in true partnership, pupils can thrive.

"The effect of parental engagement over a student’s school career is the equivalent of adding two to three years to their education" John Hattie, 2008.

The importance of parental engagement has also been highlighted through research by the Social Mobility Commission in its recent publication ‘Helping Parents to Parent:[...]the more involved the parents were in their children’s school life (including volunteering in school, participating in Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) conferences, and teaching at home), the more positive the impact became on children’s performance academically. [...] only a minority of parents in the United Kingdom are uninterested in their children’s education. Instead, the majority may experience difficulty in expressing their interest, something which is identified and acknowledged by professionals" Social Mobility Commission 2017

Our Parent Council meets regularly across the academic year. Don't worry if you can't make every meeting we would still like to hear your views. Tea, coffee and biscuits always provided! 

Parent Council 2022/2023

Our next Parent Council Meeting will be confirmed in due course

We are actively seeking new members for our parent council, so please do get in touch with Mrs Nicky Carey (EYFS Booster Teacher via shirehamptonp@bristol-schools.uk), or Becky Mcfarlane and/or Sarah Trigg if you would like to join. 

You can contact the Parent Council through this email address: 


Keep your eyes peeled on this page for information regarding the parent council. 

Parent Council Minutes

 T6 - 2021/2022



T5 - 2021/2022


T4 - 2021/2022


T3 - 2021/2022


T2 - 2021/2022



T6 - 2020/2021