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Hertford Junior School
Lynchet Close, BN1 7FP, UK Brighton
+44 (0)1273 557341

Welcome to Hertford Junior School!

"Where all children achieve well" say Ofsted


We're a good school that's going places.  And don't just take it from us - Ofsted think so too!

Their latest report on our school has been described by David Hawker, the city's director of children's services, as the best Ofsted report he's seen.

Why?  Because the inspectors said that

  • All pupils achieve well and make good progress
  • Children have good attitudes and behaviour
  • We are an extremely caring school - children feel safe and believe they are listened to
  • Teaching standards are good, and at times, inspirational
  • We're big on creativity and rightly proud of our Gold Artsmark award
  • Parents are extremely positive about the school
  • We encourage healthy lifestyles
  • We have good capacity for further improvement.

"A friendly community school where all the children feel happy and safe" - Alison Funnell, parent

"It's a special place because of all the kind and wonderful people" - Khursheed

"All the teachers are kind and helpful" - Jasmine

"Small school, big learning" - Phin

You can contact us at:

Hertford Junior School

Lynchet Close


Brighton BN1 7FP

01273 557341





Healthy bodies, healthy minds

We believe exercise is vital to a child's development so we encourage them to try out a range of physical activities ranging from football to dance.  There's loads of room for them to run around here!  We encourage them to eat and drink healthily too, and our national 'Healthy Schools' Silver award is a testament to our commitment to their well-being.

State-of-the-art technology

We understand that computers can be powerful learning tools when used properly.  Ofsted has praised our staff for the good use they make of new technologies such as computers, interactive whiteboards and digital video cameras.  We have a fantastic ICT suite, where children can use a range of technologies, and computers and interactive whiteboards in all our classrooms.

Support and challenge

We know our children.  If they demonstrate a talent or gift we offer opportunities for enrichment and challenge, and when children need additional support, we make sure it's there.

"Children with special educational needs have particularly close relationships with teachers and other adults that help them to make the best progress they can." Ofsted.

Our pupils

"Teaching and learning are good.  Excellent relationships ensure that pupils are highly motivated and enjoy learning." Ofsted.

We want our pupils to be responsible, so we give them responsibilities like the school council.  Pupils are proud of their school.


Giving children the chance to express their creativity is key to building their confidence, and has a tremendous effect on their overall performance at school.  We encourage them to try different types of art, music and writing using everything from paintbrushes and instruments to the latest computer technology.  Our commitment to encouraging creativity has been recognised by the Arts Council, which has given us a Gold Artsmark - the highest award possible.


We encourage our children to take an interest in environmental issues through making best use of our wonderful grounds and learning through nature.  We have an active eco-club and our work was highly commended at the city's most recent 'Environmental Oscars'.


We have 5 classes in our school.  They are named after the trees that grow in our school grounds.

  • Holly Class - Year 3, taught by Mrs White with Teaching Assistant Ms Broad
  • Mulberry Class - Year 3, taught by Ms Mattock and Miss Martin with Teaching Assistant Ms Atwell
  • Willow Class - Year 4, taught by Mr Baker with Teaching Assistants Mrs Elliott and Ms Glover
  • Cherry Class - Year 5, taught by Miss Ayonrinde with Teaching Assistants Mrs Nurs, Ms Buck and Mrs Maynard
  • Willow Class - Year 6, taught by Mrs O'Flaherty (Mrs O) with Teaching Assistant Mrs Parsons.

To see our work, please click the links below.





Cherry Class


Hazel Class


Holly Class



Mulberry Class



Willow Class


We are revisiting 'creativity' this term.  At Hertford we have always thought that a creative curriculum inspires children to make the best of their learning, and we have put a lot of thought into how to make this work.  For two weeks this Summer we are working on developing the skills that pupils and teachers need to be able to be creative and to learn from creative projects.  Look at the pictures in the Gallery to see us working on group and paired work skills in preparation for our creative projects.

Year 3 have been learning 'Peer Massage' with Ms Booth and Ms Broad.  Ms Booth has been really impressed with the way that the children have taken to this, and with the effects it has had on their behaviour, well-being and learning.

We are running 'Big Dig Days' for parents, carers and children to get involved in developing our school grounds.  If you are interested in helping, come along to one of the days (see 'Calendar') or contact Claudia Rees on 01273 296059 or 07795 336468.

The parent and toddler group is now taking place on Friday afternoons in the After School Club room.  The group is open to all and you don't necessarily have to have a toddler to join in.

On Wednesdays we have been running a 'Family Activity Club'.  It's lots of fun!  To keep it running, please come along on Wednesdays after school - no need to book, just turn up!

We also have a number of on-going projects.

  • We are building on the success of our Silver 'Healthy Schools' award and aiming for Gold!
  • We are developing our library - and will run a homework club there
  • We are making some big improvements to the school grounds
  • We are planning to participate in the Brighton Children's Parade this Spring - any artistic help will be appreciated!
  • We are involved in the Behaviour Improvement Programme - looking for ways to help *all* children be included in the learning process
  • We are developing a thriving Breakfast Club and After School Club
  • We have 'buddies' to help children make the transition from Infants to Juniors

... and many others!


Year 5 have been involved in the Brighton and Hove Music Service Soundmakers project.  For 13 weeks the whole class have been learning to play musical instruments, including drums, trumpets, trombones, keyboards and guitars.

The aim of this project is to give all children the chance to learn an instrument, and to give them the opportunity to play as an ensemble.

The children have written their own music for performance - including an original song about Elvis!

We offer tuition in a number of instruments at school, through the Brighton and Hove Music Service.  If your child is interested in learning an instrument, please ask us.

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