Hertford Junior School


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Lynchet Close
7 - 11
Community school
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The school is smaller than the average-sized junior school. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. At just under a fifth of the school population, the proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average. Nearly half of the pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which is above average. The pupil premium is additional government funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for those in the care of the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The school provides a daily breakfast club.

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Hertford Junior School Reviews

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“Great school with lots of green space”
"> Fantastic school at the heart of a lovely community. This school has been really supportive to my son who is a summer born child and may have struggled at a larger school. It has loads of green space and the care given by the teachers is non-comparable. It really is a hidden gem.
“Small and green, caring community school”
"> Great sized school with loads of green space and committed, caring staff. The teachers engage the children in fun, creative learning activities and know all their pupils well and genuinely seem to care about them. They have a wonderful home learning system that really engages the children (and parents which always helps!) and promotes who they are/what they enjoy doing and really engages them. My child has lots of good friends that he came up with from the Infant school, and this continuity has been wonderful. They all seem very happy there and are doing well. My son is pretty academic and I have been really impressed with how the school clearly works hard to challenge and engage higher level pupils as well as having a great record for closing the gap between all learners. I'm pleased I sent my son to this local, small, community based school because I feel he has really had an opportunity to excel in his learning and in confidence. They also have an allotment and chickens and great green space.
“great community school”
"> Both my children have attended Hertford Infants and Hertford Juniors and been nurtured and inspired to learn. Although they are located in the city of Brighton the feeling of an old fashioned countryside school is present at both schools due to their location on the edge of the city and start of the Downs. Lovely green spaces and focus on wellbeing and happiness rather than stats and exams. The small classes mean every child is treated as an individual and given the time and space they need to learn. There is a great community in Hollingdean and the diversity of the families prepares children for the real world ahead. Kids are caring and considerate and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hertford Infants or Juniors to any parents.
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