Head Teacher’s Welcome

Welcome to our school website!

Emmbrook Junior School is a two-form entry school set within attractive and extensive grounds. We pride ourselves on being a warm and welcoming school where children can learn within an inclusive and nurturing environment in which they feel safe and secure.

Our school motto ‘Roots to grow; wings to fly’ underpins everything we do. We teach children how to be successful learners by developing life-long learning skills that will stand them in good stead for now and for the future. We aim to provide the best education for our children, bringing learning to life through our creative, thematic curriculum. Engaging and interactive lessons are full of memorable experiences which inspire a love of learning; encourage curiosity and promote both independence and collaborative learning skills.

We have a dedicated and hard-working team of staff and governors who continuously strive to reach high standards and to develop our school further. We are privileged to teach kind and caring children and we truly value the support of their parents and carers in their education. Through everyone working together – sharing similar high expectations and values – we believe that our children will fulfil their true potential.

We are proud to be part of the wider Emmbrook community and work closely with our feeder school, Emmbrook Infant School, as well as Emmbrook Secondary School. Our Hearing Resource Base (shared with Emmbrook Infant School) is an integral part of our school and we place a strong emphasis on achievement for all and respect for each other’s uniqueness.

The children love to share their learning and talk about our school with visitors. If you would like to arrange a visit or find out more about the exciting learning opportunities we provide, please contact the school office.

Mr J Usher – Head Teacher

Important message

School Information

(Updated 10 September 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

You may be aware that we have had a positive case identified within Y5 at the end of his week (10.09.21). We have informed the parents in the year group concerned and the local authority as well as the school’s governing board. The current operational guidance issued by the government does not require us to take any further action and so we will continue to monitor the situation. Children in the affected year group should continue to come to school unless they are displaying symptoms.  Many schools in the area have now had cases and it seems that with the number of cases rising nationally we are likely to see an increase ourselves over the coming months.

If your child displays any symptoms please arrange for a test as soon as possible. Information and advice can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/coronavirus-in-children/

We are continuing to ensure increased ventilation around the school, as well as regular hand washing and cleaning of tables and equipment.

Autumn Term 2021-22

  • 20th – 24th Sep 2021 – Manor Week (Y6 residential)
  • 28th Sept 2021  – Y4 Trip to Reading Museum
  • 30th Sept 2021 – School Photos
  • 1st October – Y3 Trip to Butser Farm
  • 1st Oct 2021 – PTA Disco (Years 3&4 6.30pm to 7.45pm, Years 5&6 8.00pm to 9.15pm)
  • 14th Oct 2021 – Year Group Exhibitions
  • 18th & 20th Oct – Parent consultations
  • 25th – 29th Oct 2021 – Half Term
  • 1st Nov 2021 – Inset Day
  • 15th – 19th Nov – Assessment Week
  • 3rd Dec 2021 – PTA Christmas Fair & Non-Uniform Day
  • 10th Dec 2021 – Christmas Dinner/Christmas Jumper day
  • 13th Dec & 15th Dec – Y4 Christmas Production
  • 17th Dec 2021 – Last day of term

Thanks for your continued support

The EJS Team