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I am delighted to welcome you to the official website of St George’s New Town Junior School. Located in Colchester, we aspire for children to be the best they can be, achieving well to help them make their dreams a reality. Children are nurtured to be caring, confident, hard-working and resilient, enabling them to grow, mature and make a positive contribution.

I hope you find this site informative, but would encourage you to contact us if there is anything further you would like to know.

Mr Carl Messer BA(Ed)Hons NPQH
Headteacher

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June 24th to 28th 2019

Theme for the Week : Marvellous Mathematicians!

Menu for the Week : Week 3 

Special Events for the Week ...

School Closure : Updated Wednesday 26th June @ 10:30am

Please accept my apologies that the school was closed on Monday, and is likely to have partial opening for the remainder of the week. We have been required to bring contractors onto the school site in order to facilitate emergency repairs. This has led to the closure of much of the school building.

Thursday 27th June:

Years 3 and 4 : school as normal.

Year 5 : Learning at home (activities posted on website and DBPrimary)

Year 6 : Colchester Castle Drawing visit a.m. and Production Rehearsal at school p.m.

Friday 28th June:

Years 3 and 4 : school as normal.

Year 5 : Arrive at school at 8:40am. Walking visit to Firstsite, tour of exhibition, Colchester Castle Drawing visit, Castle Park Playpark visit, and film in Firstsite Cinema.

Year 6 : A day of sports activities on the field and art at the school.

Please accept our apologies again for the disruption caused this week.

Stella Runs for St Helena Hospice 

Stella in Year 5 will be running in a number of events in support of St Helena Hospice. Please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Stella-Runs and give generouly. Thank you :-)

Local Visits

To help children with their learning we may often go out of the school gate on a local visit. Your local visit permission slip enables us to do this. We will always inform families in advance if we are planning a local visit, normally via a text message (except for visits to the school field for PE etc). These visits will often be added to the website calendar. All such visits are fully risk assessed and planned prior to taking place.

Junior Parkrun will be held on the recreation ground at 9am on Sunday. Register for free at www.parkrun.org.uk/colchester-juniors/ . Any pupil of the school who runs regularly can order a barcode bracelet and/or barcode tag from the Parkrun website and we will reinburse the cost! (Just show us the items and receipt as proof).

Year 5 : 11+ Entry for September 2020 Transition

Visit www.csse.org .uk to register and for the latest information

Registration is open between May 14th 2019 and July 1st 2019.

The main test date is Saturday 21st September 2019

Previous examination papers are available to purchase from the website.

...Recent News... 

SEND Strategy Consultation

Essex County Council are currently holding a consultation period for it's SEND Strategy 2019-2024.  The consulation period end on the 31st May 2019. If you wish to participate in an on-line survey please go to:

https://consultations.essex.gov.uk/send-strategy-and-innovation/send-public-engagement/

School Meals have increased to £2.50 per day from January 2019 owing to increased charges being made to the school by our supplier (St James' School). This academy is raising prices by 25%.

Swimming is taught in Year 5. Please be aware that a £2.00 financial contribution will be requested for each lesson. Also, please do not allow your child to have piercings as this may impact upon them being able to join in.

Educational Visits are organised regularly for the children in the school. We will need to request a financial contribution for each visit that is a fair proportion of the total cost involved. Vists risk being cancelled if adequate contributions are not received.

Ofsted conducted an inspection of the school on November 9th and 10th  2017 as part of their normal round of inspections. Our school was judged to be good in all aspects. The full report can be read in the information section of this website.

SATs 2017

Reading 69%, Writing 88%, Maths 71%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 85%

Combined result 53%

We were identified in the top 8% of schools for progress in writing!

SATs 2018

Reading 69%, Writing 79%, Maths 57%, Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling 76%

Combined result 48%

Provisional Target for SATs 2019

Target for Combined results 71%

 

Disruptive Weather or Significant Events : in the event of any significant disruptive weather, or unavoidable events (eg lack of utilities), families will be informed by text of any risk to the school being able to open as normal. Please do not keep your child off school unless you have heard from the school formally of any need to close.

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St George's New Town Junior School, Canterbury Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7RU

Tel: 01206 506800 | Fax: 01206 506801 | Email: admin@st-georgesnewtown-jun.essex.sch.uk

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