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School: Bournes Green Junior

Contact Name: Mike Smith
Secondary Hub Site: Southend High School for Girls

About: Bournes Green Junior

Bournes Green


The school, which opened in 1967, is situated in a very pleasant residential area, a little to the north-east of, and in close proximity to, Thorpe Bay Station.

Bournes Green is officially designated as a mixed-gender, two-form entry Junior School (Yr3 to Yr6, ages 7-11) there being two classes for each of the four years of the junior age range.

We operate an inclusive policy and the site has been suitably adapted to meet the needs of wheelchair users.


In our school, we seek to develop good relationships between adults and children, based upon honesty, trust and respect.  We provide a safe and caring environment and promote positive behaviour in our children.  We expect children to do as they are asked and always be polite and considerate towards others.  It is our policy to encourage a very high standard of behaviour, personal responsibility and thoughtfulness.  We have a few school rules; those we have are mainly in the interests of children's safety.  The one rule for all of us is "everyone will act with courtesy and consideration to others at all times  It is made clear to children that misbehaviour is unacceptable and will be dealt with" not ignored.  Our aim is a firm and sensitive approach to good behaviour in a learning environment. 


We have a good sized school hall which is used for Assemblies, PE lessons and school shows/concerts.  We have three main rooms off of the hall which are used for Maths and SEN teaching.  Two smaller rooms are used for instrumental tuition.  Our library was opened in July 2008 and has provided all children with a calm and informative environment in which they can read and research specific topics.


Our ICT suite caters for whole classes allowing each child to work at a separate computer workstation.  Each class in the school has an interactive whiteboard.  All classrooms are networked with the ICT Suite.


Many opportunities are provided for children to access a wide range of extra curricular activities.  These foster friendship, fun, new skills and interests in pursuits that will support their personal development for years to come.  These activities reflect the particular interests and talents of the members of staff and parents that organise them.  Some clubs are run by Premier Sport, SSCo, ASA and Southend United.  At present sporting activities include: tag rugby, football, hockey, boxacise, gymnastics basketball, multi-sports, netball, cross-country running, rounders, lawn tennis, table tennis, athletics and swimming.  Every child in the school participates in at least 2 hours of physical activity each week.  For a lot of the children in the school, this amount of time is considerably increased due to the involvement in extra curricular activities.  The school follows the Val Sabin scheme of work for Games, Gym and Dance.    In the summer the children have two swimming lessons each week.


The school has a large playing field and playground which provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities. 


A House system operates within the school, which allows for academic and sporting competition.  These Houses are Stafford, Tuke, Mowbray and Nevile.  They are named after subsequent owners of the Thorpe Hall Estate.

Statement: The Southend Primary Schools Sports Association are committed to the continual safeguarding of our children.