Junior School

Overview

A warm welcome to Quinton House Junior School, located at the Lindens; a specially converted stable block on the School grounds.

Quinton House Junior School is a close-knit community. Our aim is to ensure every child feels valued, respected, safe and supported to be the best they can be. Our form tutor structure ensures that every child has a member of staff who is specifically responsible for their pastoral welfare. Every child is known to every member of staff and this, combined with our emphasis on values-based education, means that we provide a caring atmosphere which caters for each child’s emotional and social needs.


Curriculum

From Year 1 children’s progress and attainment is assessed and reported using National Curriculum statements in core subjects, and, whilst the school is non-selective, the high quality of teaching and our excellent learning support team ensure that the vast majority of children achieve above national expectations and make better than expected progress. Our robust process for tracking pupil attainment ensures that we have a detailed record of every child’s progress which enables us to challenge and stretch children in those subjects where they demonstrate higher ability whilst providing additional support in those areas of the curriculum they find more difficult.

In Years 5 and 6 pupils are taught by specialist teachers for English, Maths and Modern Foreign Languages. These teachers are drawn from the Senior School staff and this begins the process of transitioning children from the Junior to the Senior School. This helps to ensure that children feel confident about the move up to Year 7, which can otherwise be a bit daunting, and that Senior School staff already have an insight into the personalities and abilities of the children joining the Senior School.


Extra-Curricular Activities

The curriculum is enhanced with a comprehensive enrichment programme which offers a regular schedule of wide ranging clubs from Tae Kwon Do to African drumming and rock climbing to reading. Download our latest Extra-Curricular Booklet.


School Trips

We also provide children with many opportunities for day trips away from school and in Middle School children attend residential trips of up to five days. Examples of recent school trips include Warwick Castle, The Think Tank Science Museum, Harry Potter Studios, the local Water Recycling Centre and Kingswood Education & Residential Centre.


Study Support

Quinton House School has a well-established Learning Support Department led by Mrs Pates (Head of Pastoral Care). In the Junior School children sometimes require booster sessions for difficulties relating to phonics, basic literacy or numeracy skills and handwriting which are on offer through our extra-curricular programme.


Wraparound Care

At Quinton House we offer wraparound care for all pupils without additional charge; a breakfast club for children arriving at school from 8.00 am, and a wide range of extra-curricular activities start before school at 7.45. In the junior school tea is served at 3.45pm, and after school club runs until 5.45pm. For pupils in Year 5 and above, transport home is available at the end of the school day as well as after the extra-curricular programme to allow each pupil to pursue their interests and enrich school life.