Welcome to All Saints CE VC Junior School
Welcome to the All Saints’ Church of England Voluntary Controlled Junior School website. My name is Mr Robin Petch and I have been the headteacher here since September 2011.
We are a large Junior school with 353 pupils on roll split into 13 classes. Our intake is from an extremely wide social and geographical background. We are extremely popular and many pupils attend from outside our catchment area through parental preference. However, our capacity of 480 means that we usually have places available.
Our large numbers allow us teach in year groups and to set children by ability. This year all year groups are set for English (Literacy) and Maths. Our support for vulnerable pupils, and those with Special Educational Needs, was described ns exemplary by OfSTED. You can read many more positive comments about our “Good” school in the OfSTED report elsewhere on our website. Our continued Good progress resulted in a letter from OfSTED early in 2012 delaying our next inspection by a year but we expect to be inspected again in late 2013. Inspectors from the York Diocese also conducted a Church school inspection in 2009 and graded us “Outstanding.” A copy of this report is also available on the website. The Diocese will inspect us again in 2014.
We have strong links with All Saints Church and an ethos based on Christian principles but we are in most respects no different from any other local authority school. We welcome pupils of all faiths and none, and are very proud of our inclusive, positive and respectful working environment.
In order to avoid any confusion, it may help parents to know that although we work in partnership with, and share the same name, site and a similar uniform as All Saints CE (VC) Infant school, we are in fact two entirely separate schools with different Head Teachers and governing bodies. If you are moving into the area and have children of both Infant and Junior age you need to apply to both schools.
We welcome visits by parents or carers of prospective pupils and I will happily show you round the school personally, and answer any questions you may have. Just contact the office to make an appointment. Similarly, I will always make myself available to meet current parents and carers.
Mr R Petch