Juniper Hill School is a thriving, vibrant and successful community in which each individual is valued and encouraged to develop fully his or her potential. We are constantly seeking to improve and build on our many strengths and achievements. It is a school in which everyone should, and does, take great pride.
Our school provides excellent learning opportunities for all pupils aged four to eleven. The quality of the teaching is of a very high standard, and we are able to provide a stimulating learning environment for children of all academic abilities. The Ofsted report (December 2005) confirmed our view that Juniper Hill is a good school with outstanding features. The outstanding features include:
- Standards reached by learners
- Personal development and well being, including behaviour
- Care, guidance and support of learners
- Equality of opportunity
Children at Juniper Hill are encouraged to become independent, hard working and responsible members of our school community. We have very high expectations of our children, both academically and in terms of their social development. We provide a wide range of curricular and extracurricular activities.
There is a very strong relationship between all members of our school community. Staff, parents and governors work closely together, in partnership, to the benefit of each child, as evidenced by the award of ‘Investors In People’ status in August 2006. Regular meetings take place throughout the year, so that parents and teachers can communicate on the progress of our children. Our school is fortunate to have very committed and capable governors who all take an active interest in every aspect of our school's management. The positive contribution of governors and parents is a major factor in our school's continued success.
We are proud of the fact that our school has a positive attitude towards the inclusion of all pupils, as we wish our school to be a true reflection of the society in which our children live. Pupils with physical difficulties are included fully and sensitively in the life of our school and we have specialist support to help us to meet their needs. Additional resources to support children with Special Educational Needs are provided to ensure their access to all aspects of school life.
“The school’s commitment to integrating all pupils is outstanding” Ofsted 2005.
The accommodation at our school allows us to offer places to 60 children each year, starting from the Nursery Department in the term after a child’s fourth birthday. Approximately half of our pupils live in our reserved area, which comprises about one third of Flackwell Heath, and so we have space each year for families outside our reserved area. Through the hard work of the whole school community, especially The Friends of Juniper Hill, we have top class teaching facilities, which include a library, a computer suite, an environmental area, a sports field, a cookery area, a new (August 2005) outdoor play area and a swimming pool due to be refurbished by Spring 2007. In addition every classroom has an interactive whiteboard which is linked to the school’s network.
“Most parents think themselves lucky to be able to send their children to this highly inclusive school” Ofsted 2005.
We look forward to meeting with you so that we can discuss how your family can become part of our school community at some time in the future.