Welcome to the Junior School.
Our aim is to provide a happy learning environment where boys can flourish. Boys are based at West Avenue until Year Six when they move to the Grove to begin the transition to becoming a Senior boy.
Boys make a very easy transition from Infants to Juniors because they have spent Year Two in the Junior building and are already familiar with the staff and the Junior School ethos. Boys continue their learning journey with us from age seven and as well as the core subjects have Art, Design and Technology, French, ICT, Music, PE, Games and Swimming taught by Specialist Teachers. Regular trips and visits continue to a wide variety of locations including the Roman Wall, the Centre for Life and many other local attractions. There are also opportunities to attend residential weekends and longer trips both in the UK and abroad.
All boys play rugby in the Autum Term, Football in the Spring Term and Cricket/Athletics in the Summer Term and their skills in these sports are developed through continued training from years 3 to 5. The boys thoroughly enjoy playing for their School teams in a variety of sporting fixtures across the North East and have enjoyed some fabulous successes.
Recorder, Guitar clubs and choir are very popular at West Avenue and boys musical skills develop all the way through their Junior years either through individual or group tuition or both. We take every opportunity to encourage the boys to perform whether it be the choir visiting a local old peoples home to sing for the residents or singing with other schools during our Orchestra Day. Boys are also given regular opportunities in drama and other aspects of the arts.
The Junior School operates a wide range of lunchtime and after school clubs including Chess, Lego, Speech and Drama, Fencing and African Drumming and they are very popular with the boys.
We do hope you will come and visit us in our wonderful Junior School.
Mr S Asker