Quilters Junior School
"Quilters Junior School strives to make learning fun, interesting and available to all pupils, whatever their ability. We believe children and adults can learn from and with each other, side by side and develop the school in partnership with parents to the benefit of everyone".
June Dodd - Headteacher
Quilters Junior School is located in pleasant grounds which are shared by the adjacent Infant School . It is privileged in having a rich local environment offering an urban setting as well as both farming and woodland environments. The Billericay school, to which the majority of the children transfer, is only a short walk away.
The school was established in 1878 and moved to its new premises in September 1988. The school is well equipped both in terms of space and resources. There are nine teaching bays and a large resource room which is of major benefit to the school providing excellent storage space and additional accommodation for children. There is also a reference library, a fiction library and an ICT room with 15 computers. Class bases are, where possible, arranged in year groups, to enable staff to work alongside each other to the benefit of the children.
We have facilities for soccer and athletics on the school field and a Netball court on the playground. Play equipment was purchased in 1997 with funds raised by the PTA for all the junior children.
There is a modern, indoor heated swimming pool which is used by our children throughout the year.
As a school we endeavour to provide for the development of essential learning skills in the context of a broad, balanced curriculum in an environment which encourages success. Learning opportunities are provided within separate subjects. In line with new government initiatives numeracy and literacy are taught for one hour each day in class units, mostly in the morning. Current timetabling reflects the narrowing of the curriculum with the emphasis on Maths, English, Science, ICT and R.E. We still offer a broad and balanced curriculum with art, design technology, music, history and geography all being taught in units of work which fit the general topics planned for that year group
We stress the development of socially confident young people and enable children to be happy, respectful and successful in school.
We celebrate achievement and effort, both in and out of school in our Pick of the Week assembly on Friday afternoons where we also award Merit Certificates and House points. There is a House system in School:
Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, to which all children belong and are represented by House Captains and Vice Captains. We believe firmly in positive behaviour management and respect for your peers. To this end the children have worked on a “Code of Conduct” to assist behaviour in school.