Welcome to our Junior School

 

Welcome to The Junior School

Our Junior School is a world packed full of new experiences, new ways of learning and enjoying a huge number of new activities and extra-curricular clubs. The most important aspect of learning here is that all our children are happy and have fun as we know this is the best way children learn! We have unrivaled facilities including our Learning Centre with superb classrooms including an Art Studio , Design and Technology Workshop and Science Lab.

I like the variety of subjects; you can do so many.”
Junior School pupil

King’s Juniors is a self-contained school with its own playground and sports fields, and has the extra benefit of being able to also access all the facilities of the Senior School, such as the swimming pool, Vanbrugh Theatre, 1541 Dining room, tennis/ netball courts and floodlit astro turf.

 

A Typical Day

Firstly, we have fun in the bucket load – from making clocks in DT, drawing self-portraits in Art, performing a musical in our theatre to performing in our own orchestra. Our teachers are specialists in teaching junior children and this is their passion. We have specialist teachers in Modern Languages, Maths, English, Science, Art, Music and IT which ensures we can offer the very best provision in some fantastic facilities.

King’s Juniors is a caring, nurturing school where we know every child and what makes them tick. Our children thrive in this academic yet supportive environment. We develop your child to the very best of their abilities and ensure that they leave the Juniors ready and excited to take up the challenge of Senior School education.

All children learn differently, and we treat all our pupils as individuals. Because of this, each and every one of them has the opportunity to shine.

 

Learning at King’s Juniors

The curriculum in the Junior School is wide and varied and is designed to engage and inspire pupils.

Our last inspection in 2015 described King’s Juniors as having “a supportive and stimulating learning atmosphere in which pupils are encouraged to embark on new challenges with an expectation that this will be fun and they can succeed”.

This is exactly the description of the school we know and love!

We were delighted with this comment as it sums up our Juniors in a nutshell. We aim to enthuse and challenge all our pupils …..but we like to make sure it is fun too!

In addition to the main curriculum, all pupils have the opportunity to be involved in lots of other activities during their years in the Juniors.

 

All the Extras

We are proudly independent and therefore, whilst we follow the National Curriculum, we can offer a much enriched version, supplemented with many extra course to challenge our fantastic pupils.

Clubs and Activities

All our pupils have the opportunity to be involved in many clubs and activities during their years in the Juniors:

The Blazer NewspaperEnglishStrings Group
Art ClubGardeningSwimming
BadmintonICT Tae Kwon-Do
BalletIndoor AthleticsWorld Explorers
BasketballMathsX-Country
Boys & Girls FootballMindfullness / ColouringSpanish
CricketOrchestraProgramming
Boys & Girls HockeyNeedlecraftDrama
Chess ClubNetballDance club 
Tag RugbyDodgeballK'nex Construction
Keyboard ClubScienceHouse of Dance
Choir

Music

Music plays a large role in the life of the school and is extremely inclusive. From the popular choir which sings at all the major events to the orchestra which is open to all pupils who have had at least 2 terms of lessons.

Trips

There are endless trips to choose from, including :

  • Optional overseas trips
  • Residential Adventure course
  • Educational visits around the region
  • Visiting workshops e.g. Shakespeare and History workshops, poets, authors
  • Cathedral services at the end of every term

Drama

The Junior School plays are renowned for their professionalism. Often taking place in our beautiful theatre, all pupils take part in at least 2 productions in J2 and J4. Pupils are able to take part in the Chester Festival, many theatre visits and can also take Trinity Guildhall Examinations.

Sport

Junior School boys and girls throw themselves energetically into a huge range of sports. We believe strongly in the value of games and sports in building a sense of teamwork, character and fair play.

There is a full inter-house programme with competitive and recreational opportunities in swimming, tennis, football, cricket, netball, athletics, rounders, cross country basketball, rugby, dance and hockey.

Our playing fields, sports halls and and swimming pool enable us to offer an unrivaled range of inter-school fixtures, with teams playing regular matches against schools across the North West and beyond. Opportunities for competitive sport increases as students progress through the Junior School. We always like to involve as many pupils as we can.

Larks & Owls

Larks & Owls is our popular after school club, open before and after school for all Infant and Junior School pupils . You can find out more information here.

 

Visit The Junior School

  • Junior School Discovery Afternoons

    Come and take a look inside the creative, nurturing and vibrant learning environment for girls and boys aged 7-11 here at the King's Juniors! Your child can experience activities with a class and parents can tour the school on a regular school day.

    Our next Junior School Discovery Afternoons will be held on the 7 November and 14 November 2017.

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