At Kirkham Grammar Junior School, we are passionate about learning and aim to pursue academic excellence, ensuring that each pupil fulfils their potential. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and we offer a curriculum which is creative, inspiring and exciting for the pupils. The staff aim to give every pupil a first-class start to their education through the opportunity to learn in a happy, relaxed atmosphere which encourages the development of confidence in all aspects of school life.
“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent” Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, February 2017
Most of the children who join our Reception Classes move from our Pre-School, but new children are also welcomed from the September following their fourth birthday. In Reception, the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This curriculum sets out a clearly defined group of six areas of learning that most children are expected to achieve by the end of their Reception Year.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication, Language and Literacy
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
KS1 (5-7) and KS2 (7-11)
In addition to English, Maths and Science, the curriculum includes History, Geography, Music, Religious Education, Drama, PE & Games, Art, Design Technology, Computing, French and PSHE. Form teachers have special responsibility for the welfare of each pupil and whilst they are taught on the whole by their form teacher there is some specialist teaching in Music, Drama, PE and French.
We have access to excellent resources and facilities to enrich the learning experience, including:
- Computing Suite
- Design Technology Room
- Astro Turf
- Sports Hall
- Drama Studio
- Large Hall with fully equipped stage with Sound and Lighting
Children are developing very quickly during their years at KGJS. We would encourage you as parents to do your best to encourage reading, speech, mathematical games and developing a positive attitude to homework activities. It is important that you have regular contact with your child’s form teacher and we therefore operate an open door policy. Parents receive written reports and Parents' Evenings are held at various times during the academic year.
It is important that we work closely with parents to ensure the very best for each of our pupils
Keeping children safe online
Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP command. Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 5-17 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.