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An Act of Remembrance

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This morning, the Prep School gathered in their year group “bubbles” to undertake our annual Act of Remembrance.  Fanned out around the flagpole near the entrance to the school, pupils and staff gave thanks to all those whose great sacrifice allowed future generations to enjoy peace and liberty. With 2020 marking the 80th anniversary of More »

OJKS pupils to head for national hockey trials

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Four former Junior King’s pupils will be taking part in national hockey trials over the half term break. Rebecca Hutchings, Harriet Brealy, Esme De Haan (OJKS, 2018) and Iona Boyd (OJKS, 2016) – pictured here during their time at Junior King’s and now at the senior school – will be attending the England Hockey U16 More »

Focus on: bilingual teaching provision

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Tucked away in the sixteenth century Manor House building that houses our reception office is a cosy little upstairs room strewn with national flags and packed to the rafters with foreign language books, games and DVDs for all ages. This quiet pocket of calm in our busy school is where our native language assistants provide More »

Hair today, gone tomorrow: three charitable donations

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A core element of life at Junior King’s is our charitable outlook. We like to give, whether it’s school-wide fundraisers, such as our annual Harvest Festival food donations to local charities, or events involving our wider community of parents and organised by the Friends of Junior King’s, such as the Macmillan Coffee Morning. Charitable fundraisers More »

Zara back in the saddle for The King’s School

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Zara (Year 8) represented the senior school in the National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) Show Jumping Qualifier on 6 September at the Petley Wood Equestrian Centre. Putting on a fabulous performance with her horse, Kilmore Mirah, she competed at 70-75cm and 80-85cm and went clear. In the 80-85cm she was fast against the clock, eventually More »

New year, new school value: responsibility

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A lot has changed since this time last year when we launched our three school values: respect, resilience and readiness. These values encapsulate the ethos of our school community and were embedded in Junior King’s life last year through focused assemblies, PSHE teaching and encouragement to put the values into practice in lessons. When the More »

Art in lockdown: creativity in confinement

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Head of Art, Mrs Sylvester, breaks down the challenges and rewards of bringing Art lessons online. What Art projects are different year groups working on right now? Online learning has proved quite a challenge for the Art Department (that’s me!). Art is all about shared experience, creative thinking, discussion, making and analysis, which results in More »

Pens at the ready: handwriting competition launched

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As we move towards a full three months of lockdown in the UK, and with pupils still undertaking their schooling digitally, Junior King’s has launched a competition to get pupils dusting off their pens and stepping away from their keyboards. This week, the prep school is running a handwriting competition to help keep pupils match More »

Interview with Matthew Stonier (OJKS): English Schools’ Cross Country Champion

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Last Saturday should have been our annual Sports Dinner, an evening where we thank our Upper School pupils for their contributions to sporting life at Junior King’s. As well as enjoying a delicious dinner, our senior sportspeople would have had the chance to hear from a speaker, usually a figure in the sporting community who More »

Interview with the catering team: cooking for key worker children

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At Junior King’s we are lucky to have a very talented team providing healthy, varied and delicious meals for day and boarding pupils. Lunch is certainly a big highlight of Junior King’s life! Although the bustling dining room may be a lot quieter than usual, Executive Chef Ross and Chef Manager Paul have been hard More »

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