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Junior School ISI Report 2014

'Pupils, including those in the EYFS, attain high standards and make excellent progress in learning. In response to an excellent curriculum and a wide range of extra-curricular activities, pupils have the opportunity to find out what they enjoy and discover their individual talents. Achievements are particularly notable in literacy, mathematics and science, while drama and music are strengths in the school.'

The School Day

Bablake Junior School School Day

School starts at 8.30am, although pupils may be dropped from 8.00am.  Following Registration there is Assembly – School, Form or House, before lessons begin at 9:05am.

Morning lessons end for lunch at 12:00 noon.

Lunch is eaten in the dining hall where pupils can bring a packed lunch or purchase food from the wide variety of attractive dishes on offer.  The take up of school lunches is optional and can be varied from day to day.  Many extra-curricular activities take place over lunchtime.

Afternoon lessons begin at 1.00pm. The afternoon broadly follows the pattern of the morning, although the lessons are usually less academically focused.

School ends at 3.40pm.

Homework follows for children not going home between 3.40 and approximately 4.10pm.

Aftercare begins at 4:10 and runs until 6.00pm.  All of this is carefully supervised and many pupils chose to stay for the convenience of getting their homework done and because they enjoy the Aftercare activities, which run until 6.00pm.

It is not necessary to book Aftercare in advance and there is a nominal charge for attendance.

Many pupils also take part in clubs, activities and fixtures after school.

Parents’ Association

The Parents Association plays a crucial part in the life of Bablake.  Events are organised throughout the year, including the ever popular Christmas Fayre, which brings together the whole school community – pupils, staff, parents and friends.  These events raise considerable funds which in the past have provided additional facilities like the adventure playground and helped with the creation of the Memorial Garden.

The Parents Association also offer invaluable support in providing refreshments on occasions like Open Days and the House Cross Country.

All parents are automatically members of the Association and meetings are held regularly.


Choice in dining

Pupils at Bablake Junior School have the choice of either bringing their own lunch or purchasing lunch at the school dining hall where excellent food is provided by Alliance in Partnership (AIP), the school's caterers. Pupils do not have to stick to a routine and may dip into school lunches as and when they wish.

Eating together

Unless they are at clubs, all pupils go to the dining hall during lunch time and eat together. A close eye is kept on pupils to ensure that they make appropriate food selections.

Keeping an eye on things!

Pupils eat school lunches through a system of credit purchase on the internet via ParentPay, this can then be used to buy meals. Parents can keep an eye on these transactions via their own personal login. There is always a wide variety of hot and cold food including sandwiches etc and lunches are invariably popular and most tasty.


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Junior School Staff

Head of Bablake Junior School and Pre Prep: Mr N Price BA (Hons) 

Deputy Head: Mr L Holder (BEd)

Mr E Benfield BSc (Hons) PGCE

Mr A Bogyor Cert Ed (Senior Master)


Mrs G Lunn BA (Hons) PGCE

Miss K Dawson BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs S Dodd BA (Hons) QTS

Miss R Fennell BA (Hons) MA PGCE

Mrs K Francis BEd

Mrs C Jeffcoat

Mrs L Knibb BA (Hons) MA PGCE

Miss K Love BSc (Hons) PGCE

Mrs M Mason BA BEd (Hons)

Mrs Y McElligott BA (Hons) PGCE

Mr S Norman BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs M Reed Cert Ed

Mrs E Robson BA (Hons) PGCE

Mrs C Scott-Burt LTCL PGCE

Miss H Shorter MSc BEd (Hons)

Ms H Shortt 

Mrs A Thomas BSc (Hons)

Miss S Young BA (Hons) MA PGCE


Mrs A Wetherall (Nurse) 

Mrs A Edney (Nurse)


Office Staff: Mrs R Mohomed, Mrs L Fisher and Mrs D Lapworth 

Pre Prep School Administrator: Mrs H Rypma BA (Hons)

Marketing Manager: Miss A Hingley BA (Hons)

Sending our daughter to Bablake Junior School was one of the best decisions we have ever made. Thank you!

Junior School Parent