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 8 June 2021)

Dear Parents & Carers,

We hope you enjoyed the weather over the half-term break and managed to stay safe while doing so.

At this point, it’s not clear if we will be able to proceed to the next stage of the Governments restrictions road map, many of our planned events and activities are dependent upon decision that will be made by the government over the next few days so we will do our best to keep you informed of any changes. The planned secondary transfer day for Y6 children has already been postponed to the 7th of July and the PTA are considering options for the Summer BBQ on the 3rd of July.

As we were unable to have Class exhibitions this term we have put together some short presentations that will give you a glimpse of what the children have been up to. You should find the links to these on our homepage and hope you enjoy seeing some of the fantastic work the children have been doing. I’d like to thank the staff for taking the time to put these together for you.

Message from Wokingham Borough Council:

Surge Testing to Contain the Covid-19 Variant

Extensive surveillance of Covid-19 has identified a small number of cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant that was first found in India in Wokingham Borough, that cannot be traced back to international travel.

As such, surge testing for all residents over the age of 12 who have no Covid-19 symptoms will be deployed in the following council wards between Monday 07 June and Monday 21 June:

  • Bulmershe and Whitegates
  • Evendons
  • Norreys
  • Wescott

This will enable us to identify any community spread of the new variant and restrict further transmission. All cases are now self-isolating and we have conducted robust contact tracing to identify their contacts and ask them to self-isolate.

Thanks – WBC

Summer Term Dates

  • 14th – 18th June 2021 – Year 6 Residential (if allowed by government)
  • 2nd July 2021 – Non-Uniform Day
  • Saturday 3rd July 2021 – PTA Summer BBQ – (if restrictions allow)
  • 7th July – New Secondary Transition Day (Covid-19 allowing)
  • 9th July – Emmbook Festival (details to follow)
  • 15th July 2021 – Sports Day (TBC)
  • 16th July 2021 – End of Year Reports out
  • 19th July 2021 – Optional Report Consultation Meetings
  • 21st July 2021 – Last Day of Academic Year

Please remain vigilant for the symptoms of Covid-19 and if in doubt please arrange for a test at a local test centre.

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot, for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours
  • a loss or change to sense of smell or taste – this means they cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If your child has any of the main symptoms of COVID-19:

  1. Get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if they have COVID-19 as soon as possible
  2. You, your child and anyone else you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get the test result – only leave your home to have the test.

Anyone in your childcare or support bubble should also stay at home if your child has been in close contact with them since their symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

Our staff continue to test twice weekly and the remainder of our controls remain in place.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Thanks – The EJS Team