Sadly, Lollipop Liz stopped lollipopping today. We are all very grateful all her years guiding our families safely across the road. She will still be helping at Breakfast Club.
After 6E’s visit on Monday, the other two year 6 classes visited the campus to learn more about further education.
Congratulations to Joe for winning U11 player of the week at South Woodham Ferrers rugby club.
Our Year 4 & 5 councillors took part in the Wickford schools conference yesterday, working collaboratively with other pupil councillors from across the town.
Congratulations to the gala squad who competed in the first round of the Wickford gala. The RESULTS ARE IN! We won the Y3/4 as well as the Y5/6 galas so everyone has qualified for the finals next term. WELL DONE!
Overall Wickford Race Positions
|School||North Crescent||Wickford Junior||Grange||Runwell||Oakfield||Abacus||Hilltop Junior
|Y3 & 4|
|Y5 & 6|
This school continues to be good.
The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and your leadership team provide clear direction and parents and staff alike recognise the high quality of leadership in your school. There is a consistent approach to teaching and learning which leads to pupils making good progress as they move through the school. Leaders and governors are excited about the merger with The Wickford Infant School to form a primary school in September 2018. They have a clear vision of how this will benefit the current pupils of Wickford Junior School through wider subject choices.
The previous Ofsted inspection identified many strengths which you have built upon. You continue to ensure that a topic-based curriculum together with a range of high-quality enrichment experiences keep your pupils interested and motivated. For example, pupils studying the history of World War ll also designed and built Anderson shelters and tested their resistance using a range of materials. Pupils talked about singing Greek songs, and cooking a Greek meal at home, during a topic on Ancient Greece.
Pupils and their parents expressed their appreciation of the willingness of staff to give extra time to enrich and extend learning. Pupils spoke of the enjoyment they get from attending a range of clubs, including sports, dance, drama, choir and gardening. Pupils are offered many interesting learning experiences, for example working with the National Portrait Gallery and taking part in a residential outdoor pursuits week. Pupils have opportunities to take on responsibilities, and spoke, for example, about performing duties as school councillors, form monitors, sports leaders and running their own tuck shop.
Wickford Junior School is a warm and welcoming school. Pupils are confident and articulate and these skills are developed through discussion and debate. Pupils present their work with pride and display strong attitudes towards learning, their school and each other. Personal development, behaviour and welfare continue to be particular strengths of the school. You ensure that effective care and support is offered to vulnerable pupils. Pupils talked about the good support and advice they receive about staying healthy, including how to maintain good mental health. Parents spoke very highly of the support offered to pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Pupils report feeling safe at school. Pupils engage in a range of activities to ensure that bullying is prevented and are proud to be anti-bullying ambassadors. As a result, bullying and discrimination are rare and pupils trust adults to resolve any concerns that they may have. Pupils have a good awareness of when they may be at risk in a range of situations, including when using the internet, and how to manage these effectively. Parents are confident that their children are well looked after.
Full Ofsted Report 2017