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Middle School raise £1000 for charity

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An extremely impressive sum of £1000 was raised for charity by our Middle School pupils during yesterday’s Fundraising Day. The all-day fundraising extravaganza was the culmination of the children’s efforts during last October’s Middle School TASC day (“Thinking Actively in a Social Context”), where pupils in Years 5 and 6 were set the task of More »

Willows make new friends at Highland House

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Our Willows Reception class spent a lovely hour yesterday at Highland House, a local care home a short drive from the Junior King’s gates. An initiative that’s been running for the last couple of years, our partnership with Highland House sees our Pre-Prep classes taking it in turns on Thursday afternoons to hop in the More »

Focus on: maths and the power of tech

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Mathematics is not often taught as a creative subject, but at Junior King’s we are bringing maths to life through the power of tech. First period this morning saw Year 7’s set 1 maths class quietly seated at their desks, school iPads in hand, each pupil engrossed in a learning website called Mangahigh. This is More »

Year 8 careers afternoon

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This afternoon, we were joined by four intrepid parents who had gamely agreed to speak to our pupils about their careers. While working life may seem a long way off to those who are only just entering their teenage years, today’s event provided an opportunity for the children to start asking questions, think about their current More »

U11 boys’ hockey team train with GB player James Oates

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With only a week of the hockey season under their belts, the U11 boys have kicked things off with a real treat.  During their hockey afternoon at Birley’s yesterday, the boys had the opportunity to meet James Oates, a former pupil of both Junior King’s and the senior school, who in November last year won More »

The stage is set for Peter Pan Jr

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Lights up! It’s time for Middle School to tread the boards (and walk the plank) in their production of Peter Pan Jr. Six months in the making, the cast have been hard at work in their dress rehearsal today. Mics have been tested, costumes have been tried on and admired, and scene changes have been More »

Years 7 and 8 meet visiting author Alex Scarrow

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Monday saw Years 7 and 8 beginning the week with an inspiring and extremely energetic visit from historical fantasy author, Alex Scarrow.  Using an array of voices as well as physical humour, Alex shared his journey from wannabe rock star through graphic artist, computer games designer and screenplay writer to successful author. Alex then talked More »

U13A rugby team maintain two year undefeated status

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As the rugby season comes to a close this week, we have a particularly special achievement to celebrate. Following a win in their final match last Saturday against Yardley Court, we are thrilled to announce that the U13A team has ended their season completely undefeated. This is a fantastic achievement, made all the more impressive More »

90th anniversary mural completed

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It’s finished! We are very proud to present our phenomenal Pre-Prep 90th anniversary mural, painted by talented artist Jane Tattersfield. Jane was commissioned to paint a Jungle Book-themed scene on a stretch of blank wall in the Pre-Prep department to commemorate our 90th year on the Milner Court site, which was opened by Rudyard Kipling More »

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