Welcome to the website of Captain Shaw's C of E Primary School in Bootle, Cumbria

We hope you enjoy looking around our website and that you get a flavour of what makes us a special place for children to learn and grow.

Here at Captain Shaw’s we pride ourselves on providing a fun packed, activity driven curriculum with a Christian ethos that not only educates but enthuses our children. We understand that some of our best learning takes place outside of the classroom and often when we don’t even realise we are learning!

At Captain Shaw’s we educate, develop, craft, create, hone and fine tune the future. But beyond all that we have fun! Some days we even laugh out loud (all at the same time)!

If we sound like the school for your children, please do get in touch; we would love to talk to you.

Mr Mills, Headteacher

Headteacher Vacancy

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with vision who can help us continue our journey as the fastest growing school in Cumbria!

Click to find out more about the Headteacher vacancy


Here’s what Ofsted had to say about us…

The children ‘possess excellent social skills which contribute to their outstanding behaviour and positive attitudes to others’.

‘On leaving Captain Shaw’s, pupils are confident independent and self-assured young people’.

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The Giving Machine: supporting our school!

An easy way to support our school without it costing you a penny…

When you register with the Giving Machine, your normal weekly shopping all goes towards raising funds for our school without it costing you anything personally. Have a look at the link below to see how much has been raised already and for details on how to register.


Download Our App

We use our very own app to communicate to our families.

Parents can access all the relevant school information they need at the touch of a button, and school can contact parents in a concise, immediate and convenient manner!


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