About Our School

John Ray Junior School is a four-form entry junior school catering for children from 7-11. The school became a new Academy from 1 April 2017 with CHANGE Schools Partnership which is a multi-academy trust of primary schools based in the Braintree and Tendring Districts. We also work in close partnership with our neighbouring infant school as well as other local primary schools.

The motto of the Trust is ‘Aiming High – Changing Lives’ – which is what we endeavour to do for every child who comes to our school.

We know that effective education is the key to securing promising futures for our children in what continues to be a fast changing world, where jobs and careers are increasingly global rather than just local or national. Many of these jobs are yet to be created or imagined. Knowledge and skills do not stand still and no nation on the planet can afford to be complacent in a worldwide competitive environment.

As a school we know this means we have to keep moving forward – keeping children equipped with the latest skills and knowledge they need to succeed and a love of learning, so that we can prepare them really well with all they need before they move onto secondary education.

Our children are happy, behave well and love their learning and develop effective knowledge, skills and attributes that enable them to be confident, responsible and compassionate whilst developing a respect for humankind and the world in which we live. We want every child to have the core skills of literacy and mathematics mastered and learn through a rich and creative curriculum. In short, we want to create a learning community that has every child skipping through our gates each day!

Education is most effective where there is a clear partnership between home and school. We therefore encourage all parents to be an active part of their child’s learning as well as feeling welcome within the whole school community.  Do come and see for yourself what John Ray Junior School can offer your child.

We look forward to welcoming you to John Ray Junior!

Karen Harrison

Head of School

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