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An Apple Distinguished School, Shacklewell is one of three primary schools that form the New Wave Federation. Grazebrook and Shacklewell Primary Schools have worked in partnership since 2010, with Woodberry Down joining the group in 2014. The partnership has gone from strength to strength with New Wave Federation becoming formalised in March 2016. The schools gain many benefits from working collaboratively by making the most of their shared resources and expertise.

The core purpose of New Wave Federation is to provide the best educational experience for every child together while ensuring outstanding achievement. This is be achieved by engaging in learning opportunities that develop, stretch and excite pupil’s imagination by sparking their curiosity.

As a leader of education my team and I are passionate about sharing our innovative teaching and learning techniques and practices. I am proud of the achievements of the New Wave Federation. I believe that working in partnership with Polka Dot Planning has allowed that sharing process to be made effective and efficient supporting us to deliver our message of “Excellence for All” onto an international platform.”  

Michelle Thomas, Executive Head Teacher

As part of the New Wave Federation, Shacklewell benefits from a shared vision through collaboration with its two sisters schools. However, Shacklewell also has its own unique identity and character that comes from both its strong connection with its diverse and vibrant community and from the passionate commitment from pupils, families and staff who work in partnership to ensure Shacklewell success.

‘Shacklewell’s passion for learning and self improvement seeps through its walls into every learning space’ SSAT 2016​.

Pupils thrive in the excitement of our distinctive, purposeful and creative learning environment. Whether we are a staff member or pupil, we challenge ourselves to reach our goals, develop our resilience and to make leaps in our learning. Shacklewell’s pupils strive to succeed both as individuals and as part of a team.

We embrace enrichment, diversity and depth of understanding. Our purpose is to raise the potential of everyone to succeed, enabling greater life choices and opportunities for all.

How far?

Approximate travel time by road from Central London –  40 minutes

Where is it?

Contact Us

If you’d like more information regarding this school or any of our schools please send an email to louise@polkadotplanning.com