Welcome to Calcot Junior school! We currently have 214 pupils at our school, with two classes in each year group. Our headteacher is Mrs. McCulloch-Smith and our deputy head is Mrs. Carr. We are very proud of our school. Have a look around the website, you will find everything you ever wanted to know about Calcot Junior School and what we are doing!
The history of our school
The original Calcot Junior School was opened in 1937 with three classrooms. The building was added to in 1947, when a hall and three more classrooms were built. The building now forms the present Calcot Infant School and is situated on the Southern side of the site.
The present Junior School was built in 1957. At that time it had eight classrooms, a hall, kitchen and administration block. In 1985 four more classrooms were built. The school features two wings, referred to as the East and West wings and they are both two storey buildings.
The hall is equiped with fixed and movable apparatus for physical education and provides facilities for assemblies, dining and other activities. the total area of the campus including buildings is nine acres. With its spacious playing fields, in our opinion, it is a very beautiful site.
OUR SCHOOL AIMS
We believe that successful education recognizes the whole child.
The Headteacher, Staff and Governors will meet the educational needs and aspirations of our pupils and strive to provide any opportunities they require to develop their full potential through:
* a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the highest levels of attainment
* appropriate support for all children regardless of gender, race, age or ability
* nurturing our childrens’ individual personalities by providing situations for appropriate development, initiative and responsibility
* fostering an awareness of the needs of others in the childrens’ relationships with fellow pupils, staff and all within the school community
* ensuring the efficient and effective organization and management of our school
* encouragement and opportunities for everyone working in the school.
We believe that considerate behaviour by all within the school is fundamental to a happy and thriving community in which learning can flourish. We have specific rules applied to all, as a framework within which children are encouraged to develop self control, respect for other people and property, and to be thoughtful and polite.
Calcot children care for others
All around the school
Lots of children – well behaved with
Consideration for all.
Opportunity for all.
Time for all.
In the last Ofsted it was reported that “……pupils have maintained their very positive attitudes towards school and their very good standards of behaviour. Pupil’s attendance is very good, being well above the national average and with very little unauthorized absence.”
We look to parents to support us in maintaining a code of behaviour which will enable all our pupils to enjoy life and receive a sound education.
We have a HOUSE SYSTEM to promote pastoral care. Children are awarded house points for courtesy, caring, consideration and control. We aim to promote, encourage and reinforce, by verbal praise, the ‘best’ on every appropriate occasion.
Children are expected to wear uniform, and all uniform and other items brought into school should be clearly marked.
Trousers (long or short) medium grey
Jumper (available from school with logo No sweatshirts) crimson red
Shoes (sensible) black
Skirt or tailored trousers mid grey
Shirt (can be open necked)
Jumper or cardigan (available from school) crimson red
Summer dress red/white (optional) check
Shoes (sensible low heels) black
Polo shirt red
Trainers or pumps
Art aprons are essential, an old shirt with elasticated sleeves is recommended. Sweatshirts (for PE), baseball caps, book carriers all with school logo, are available at the school office.
In the interest of hygiene and safety long hair should be tied back. The wearing of jewellery except watches and stud earring(s) is not permitted. These items must be removed for PE and games by the children themselves.
Every Tuesday, between 3.15pm and 4.15pm, the teachers hold clubs open to all children. This year the teachers are offering:
Cooking club* - Mrs. White
Singing club - Mrs. Bate
Rugby club - Mrs Carr (Year 5 & 6)
Football club- Mr Hancock (Year 5 & 6)
Computer club - Miss Mullard
Board game club - Ms. Chughtai and Miss Woodley
Drama club - Miss Parish and Miss Stewart
* = There is a 50p charge for cooking club to cover the cost of ingredients.