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

0117 903 1447


Shirehampton Primary School

Need Support or Help? Helpful Information and Leaflets for Parents

Following our Parent Questionnaire feedback showed parents would appreciate 

"We really appreciate how much opportunity has been provided to us to come in and see our child learning and performing: it has been a total pleasure!"

guidance around teaching reading, phonics (spelling) and maths. Therefore staff have produced How To Guide to further support home learning. Please click on the links below:

Becoming a Reader: A leaflet for parents of Reception children

Teaching Maths Mastery in the Early Years

Supporting Reading at Home

Phonics (spelling) explained

Supporting maths understanding by teaching times tables facts

We know how much you value your children’s education and are keen to support them at home to be all that they can be. We have put together some top tips to encourage home learning.

how can you encourage home learning.pdf

We know that parenting can be tricky, every child is different and there is no guide to parenting! In line with requests, for support, advice and guidance from parents, we have received, school have created helpful information and leaflets that you may find useful.

If you want to find out more please pop in and see us.

How to teach your child resilience

Helping your child build their self-esteem

Building resilience in children



As a school we also deliver The Freedom Programme which is a support group for women. Click here for more information.

In September 2022, our Freedom Programme Group will run on a Tuesday morning from 9am until approximately 10:30am. The first session is on Tuesday 13th September 2022.

If you want to contact us to find out more please email:freedomprogramme@shirehampton-jun.bristol.sch.uk

Referrals for The Freedom Programme are made directly to the school using our referral form. Once completed you can email it to the email address above or you can call school, on 0117 9031447, and ask to speak to Sam. If you need a Word version please contact us and we can organise for one to be sent to you. When you contact us we will talk you through the referral process and help you to book your place on the course running at Shirehampton Primary. 

Next Link are a support service for domestic abuse and can provide advice on a range of actions women can take to feel and stay safe. You can access their website using this link. We can also help you make contact with Next Link.

We also run the Freedom Programme for Children. Click here for more information.

Support from external partners

School Nursing Team

The School Health Nursing service across Bristol and South Gloucestershire would like to be able to offer all parents and carers the opportunity to access health advice, information and support.


The School Health Nursing Service is an all-year round service, and parents can contact them directly on tel: 0300 124 5816.


Families in Focus

There are also a variety of Parenting Courses available across Bristol run by trained and experience parenting practitioners. Click on the link below to view the courses running at present.

Families In Focus Parenting courses, advice and telephone support

parenting menu on line and live term 1 2023 2024 updated 4.pdf


They also produce a regular bulletin which provides advice, support and guidance for you and your child. It also gives information about available activities for your child.       

families young people bulletin february 2024.pdf