Welcome to Robin Hood Juniors, a strong and resilient community that thrives on the support of parents and families; local networks and neighbours. Despite the pandemic we have kept that sense of belonging and the school has continued to move forward. We can’t wait for life to be more normal but there have been many positives from the last year and we will take these forward.
We seek to create a safe, caring and happy environment in which all pupils are involved and can thrive personally, socially and academically. Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do. We work in partnership with parents to give children the best possible chance to succeed.
We are community co-educational school for girls and boys aged from 7 to 11. We have up to 360 children on role, with three classes in each year group. At the moment we have a few more girls than boys. Many children transfer to us from Robin Hood Infant School and we work closely with them to make sure this is a smooth transition. Our Year 6 pupils transfer to High Schools across the borough and in neighbouring boroughs.
We are a diverse community with over a third of our pupils speaking another language as well as English and around a quarter being entitled to Pupil Premium Grant. Around 10% of our pupils receive support for a Special Educational Need or Disability. The inclusiveness and diversity of Robin Hood Juniors is very special. I look forward to meeting you.
Vision and Values
Our motto is Aim High and we do this across every aspect of school life.
At this school the needs of the child come first. We don’t label or set limits. We develop capacity in adults and children.
We are inclusive. We are committed to using equalities legislation; qualitative data and research; adapting to changing local and national pictures and the pressures on budgets.
We look outwards; constantly seeking to widen the rich and engaging experiences offered to our pupils and staff. Collaboration is encouraged at every level.
We know that the culture of the school eats strategy for breakfast! Everyone is empowered to take opportunities, be brave and try and then evaluate new ideas and initiatives. We rarely say no.
The School Curriculum is so much more than the National Curriculum. It’s the whole school experience - from the smile on the gate to the thrill of a school trip; the mathletics challenge and the art exhibition; the football match and the charity event.
We cannot know that poetry soothes us; logic helps us to think and football exhilarates us, without being introduced to them.
Our school curriculum must invite you to the conversation.
Every member of our school community is supported, to be ready for their next stage. That may be transition to Y3 or Y7; newly qualified teacher to subject leader; teacher to leader or it might be trying something new; contributing in a meeting or asking for help.
Knowledge enables you to envisage an alternative. It’s not common sense; it is systematic and specialised so you can generalise and think beyond your context.
We are all learners.