Don't forget to come along for the FREE parent workshop on Tuesday 25th November @ 14.20pm

 Headteacher - Ms J Denning


Welcome to the Catherine Junior School Website.

Catherine Junior School is a special place where children feel safe and secure. They trust the staff to look after them and sort out any issue they may have.

We moved into our new school in June 2014. This purpose built primary school helps us to deliver an interesting and vibrant curriculum for all our children.

We have nearly 480 children at our school, aged from 7-11 years of age. One of the amazing things about our school is how our different communities come together to create a very rich cultural mix which we celebrate and share well.

We have a committed staff team who are dedicated to helping each child make the best possible progress. We use many strategies to support learning. These include high staff-to-pupil ratios, targeted group work, bi-lingual support and mentoring programmes. We aim to ensure that our children enjoy and achieve in all areas of their personal, social and academic education.

We recognise that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils is of fundamental importance in the ‘whole child’ education we strive to achieve. It is taught through every subject of the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities and in RE and PSHE. It supports all areas of learning and is key to a child’s motivation to learn. We recognize that such development is most successful when the values and attitudes promoted by all the staff provide a model of behaviour for our pupils. In later years it can enrich the individual’s appreciation of life’s experiences and their relationships with others.

At Catherine Junior School we encourage:

  • the child’s ability to make judgements about how to behave and act and the reasons for such behaviour.
  • the child’s ability to distinguish ‘right’ from ‘wrong’ and towards acting consistently with their beliefs and with a view to the consequences of their own and others’ actions.
  • respect for the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  • the ability to develop a personal code of behaviour i.e. telling the truth, being honest, respect for justice and respect for property.

The majority of our children transfer to us from Catherine Infant School. Our pupils usually transfer to either Soar Valley College or Rushey Mead Secondary School at 11.

Ms Joy Denning - Headteacher


On Friday 12th December we are encouraging all children and staff to take part and wear a Christmas jumper.  All we ask is for a contribution between 20p - 50p.  All money raised will be donated to Save the Children.

Please take part! 

For more information please click on picture above.




Latest Catherine Junior Events

Free parent workshop25Nov2014

14:20 pm - 15:20 pm @ Catherine Junior School

Catherine Junior School will be holding FREE workshops that will teach parenting techniques during 2015.

Year 5 - Pantomime08Dec2014

13:00 pm - 15:30 pm @ Peepul Centre

Flu Vaccination Day09Dec2014

@ Catherine Junior School

Pupils who have consent will have their Flu Vaccination.

Christmas meal for Staff & Pupils09Dec2014

12:00 pm - 13:20 pm @ Catherine Junior School

Staff and Pupils will enjoy a festive lunchtime

Christmas Jumper day12Dec2014

@ Catherine Junior School

All pupils and staff to wear their Christmas jumper to raise money for Save the Children - Please contribute between 20p - 50p

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Latest Newsletters

Dinner money

We have introduced a new way to pay for your child's dinner money.  A letter was sent home recently explaining how to register online.

We have put a link on this website and you will find it under Parents tab labelled 'Dinner Money Payments'.

We would like to encourage parents to pay online so if you have a problem please do not hesitate to ask the school office.