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 Welcome to Blackshaw Lane Primary & Nursery School 

Welcome to Blackshaw Lane Primary & Nursery School.  This website is intended to provide you with information about our school. Registering your child here will, I am sure, be the first step towards a very happy and successful education. To find out more talk to our Governors, myself, to parents who already have children at Blackshaw Lane Primary & Nursery School, or simply come and visit us.

Your child’s education is best served when home, school and the community work closely together in partnership.

Mrs B O'Neill


Our Latest Ofsted Report

Please use the below link for our latest Ofsted Report.

File icon: pdf Blackshaw Lane Primary & Nursery School Final Inspection Report February 2018 [pdf 243KB] Click to download

In the News!

Wear a Hat Day, Thursday 29th March

In support of Brain Tumour Research, we will be joining in on Wear a Hat Day on the 29th March.  Children are asked to wear a hat for a donation of £1.  The hats can be any variety, including Easter bonnets, as long as they are able to wear them comfortably in class and not too big that may cause a distraction or hazard!

Open Afternoon, Thursday 15th March

We will be holding an open afternoon on Thursday 15th March for parents to come into school to look around your child’s classroom and view the work they have been doing.  Parents are invited to come in from 1:15pm via the main office.  The children are looking forward to showing off their efforts in class!

We will also be selling cakes and refreshments in the main hall afterwards and would welcome any volunteers to help us serve these!  Please contact Mrs Barlow in the school office should you be able to help.  All monies raised will be put towards school funds which are used to run activities throughout the year and subsidise trips.

Any cakes/baking donations would also be much appreciated and can be taken to the school office on Thursday morning. 

Design and Egg Competition!

This year we are running our Design an Easter Egg Competition a little differently.  We have attached a picture of an egg to this letter and the children need to decorate it in whichever way they choose.


There are no rules on how to decorate it, other than it has to fit on the paper and the paper cannot be attached to anything else.  Whether it be using colours or adding extras to make a collage, we are asking the children to get creative!  There are spare egg templates at the school office, if required!


All entries need to be in school for Monday 26th March and it is limited to one entry per pupil.  Winners will be announced on Thursday 29th March and there will be prizes for each class, including tickets to watch Oldham Athletic v Southend United on Tuesday 24th April. 


Good luck and we look forward to seeing the children’s efforts!

World Book Day!

We have had some fantastic efforts today for our rearranged World Book Day!  The children all looked amazing!

Extreme Reading Challenge!

Here are some of the latest photographs we have been given of our wonderful pupils taking part in the Extreme Reading Challenge!  There is still time to take part - please send any photographs to or drop them in at the school office!

Thank you!

We would like to say a massive thank you to Farren Fillingham (Year 1) for his donation of a HUGE pumpkin for our Halloween Disco on Thursday 26th October!  Also, a huge thank you to Hayley Marshall's mum (Year 5) for making cupcakes for us!

We would also like to thank Christine Stott, Chloe and Jack's mum (Year 6), for organising a donation from Asda in Shaw.  As you can see from the picture, they were very generous indeed!

We would also like to thank Tesco Extra on Huddersfield Road for a wonderful gift card donation which we have used to buy all the rest of the food and treats.

The children have an amazing disco to look forward to thanks to all the generosity!

Harvest Donations!

We would like to say a huge thank you for all the generosity shown for our Harvest collection.  Oldham Foodbank collected the donations on the last day of term and the children did a wonderful job of loading the van!