School Information

About

Berrymede Junior School is committed to providing high quality education for all our students. Pupils learn in a safe, caring environment, one that enables them to reach their full potential. Under an umbrella of rights, respect and responsibilities, Berrymede promotes understanding, co-operation equal opportunities. The shared ethos of the governors, staff, parents and the local community underpin our shared values and enable all to deliver a broad enriching curriculum.

History of the School

Berrymede Junior School is a mixed school for 7 to 11 year old pupils. The local authority is the London Borough of Ealing. There has been a school on the site for over a hundred years. Our south building is Edwardian and north is Victorian very traditional externally but very contemporary internally. Classes are quite small and range from twenty four to twenty eight children.

Organisation

We are a four form entry school. There are currently 352 children on our roll. Children are grouped according to age and taught in mixed ability classes. However, children are also grouped by ability for the teaching of literacy and mathematics. There is a balance in all classes between whole class teaching, group work and individual tuition depending on the subject being taught and the particular needs.

Facilities

In addition to the conventional classrooms there are specialist rooms for Music and ICT, two assembly halls, a dining hall and a gym. Interactive white boards are in use in all classrooms. The school has two medical and welfare rooms. The extensive playgrounds provide ample space for recreation and outdoor Physical Education including a nature area currently under development. The school is planning to improve and develop the outside play areas in consultation with the school council.

School Hours

School starts at: 8.50am to 11.45am (am sessions) – 12.45pm to 3.15pm (pm session).

The school gates open at 8.40am. All children should be in school at least a few minutes before morning whistle is blown. Punctuality is very important. Registers are taken at the beginning of the morning and afternoon sessions. Children who are late must report to the school office to be registered. Total teaching time per week is 23 hours and 15 minutes excluding registration, assemblies and breaks.

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