About Us

About our School

St Ethelwold’s is a calm and friendly school with over 100 pupils aged between 3 and 11 years of age

As a Church in Wales School, and with strong links to St Ethelwold’s Church and the vicar, Father Steve Green, we serve the ecclesiastical boundaries of St Ethelwold’s Church, with pupils mainly living in Shotton, Aston, Queensferry and Connah’s Quay.

Our school motto ‘Be The Best You Can’ is something that is in the forefront of our minds in everything that we do.

We are very proud of the improvement journey that our school has undertaken and every member of staff at St Ethelwold’s is committed to making further improvements so that each and every child realises their full potential.

In their latest visit, ESTYN recognised this and in the 2014 Welsh Government ratings of primary schools, we were pleased to be categorised as an effective school with good levels of learner outcomes in key performance indicators.

The School’s Governing Body, under the chairmanship of Mr Rob Dawson, work closely alongside the school and staff to ensure that we deliver a good quality education and set out clear aims and policies for the school.


St Ethelwold’s VA School was founded in the late 19th Century and occupied a plot on Shotton High Street until moving to our current location in Higher Shotton in 1982.

Originally an L-shaped building with 4 classrooms, further extensions were added in 1992 so that the school had a much-needed dining hall and 2 further infant classrooms.

In 2014 the school began to admit early entitlement and nursery aged children for the first time, meaning that a further classroom extension was built and is now being used by our three and four-year-olds.

“We provide a safe and nurturing environment where each and every child is encouraged to reach their full potential – children achieve very well at St Ethelwold’s”

Mr P.Oliver Headteacher

At St Ethelwold’s we teach values for life encompassed by our core values:

  • Compassion and Community
  • Courage
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Generosity and Thankfulness
  • Truthfulness and Justice
  • Service


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Who Are We

The school vision at St Ethelwold's VA School is to: "Be The Best You Can" "Bwddwch eich gorau". This vision cascades throughout the fabric of the school and is central to the work of the school. The school community believes that a strong commitment to effort will lead to high standards of attainment and achievement and also to the important life skills of perseverance and resilience. Effort will be both reported on and rewarded.

Where Are We

St Ethelwold's VA school

Melrose Ave,