Warren Mead Junior School is a wonderful school in so many ways.......
The children make excellent progress and achieve well. We know our children well and continually strive to challenge and move the children forward in their learning. Our results have been consistently above the national average.
We are a large 7-11 junior school with over 280 children. The school building is spacious. It is an older style building with a character of its own. There are 11 single age classes with on average 25 children in each class. Small class sizes allow the teacher to spend more time with each child and to meet their individual needs. The classrooms and corridors are bursting with the children‛s work. This recognises and celebrates their achievements. The classes are well-resourced with inviting book corners. The school also has a library, additional teaching rooms for small groups, a hall and Year 6 have their own building. This makes the Year 6 children feel very special.
Warren Mead Junior School has exceptional computing facilities. All our classrooms have interactive whiteboards with wireless connection and desktop computers. In addition to this the children have access to laptops, netbooks and tablets. Visualisers are used in every classroom as a way of sharing work with everyone. Tablets are now used in place of video and still cameras.
We have a large outside learning environment. The children have a lot of space in which to play and learn. There are two playgrounds, a quiet area, a games area and a trim trail. There is a large school field and a children’s garden with a pond. The school has access to adjoining meadowland. We plan to develop this into a wildlife area where we can learn about the environment, make camps and build large natural sculptures. A Forest School Leader works with us to teach us all how to take the curriculum outside.
We have a covered, heated swimming pool. Swimming is part of the KS2 curriculum and we are fortunate to have our own pool. We are thankful to the Parents and Friends Association who help us to maintain the pool.