St Thomas of Canterbury Junior School, Brentwood


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School Prospectus
The prospectus for 2017/18 is available to download here.
Headteacher's Introduction and photographs
Prospectus 2018/19

Also available to download here is the Supplementary Information Form (SIF).

Historically, in Essex, there has been no need for the parents of most children attending Year 2 of an Infant School in Essex to make an application directly to the Council for a place at the partner or co-located Junior School in Year 3. Instead, arrangements have been in place for parents of Year 2 children to sign the transfer register if they want their child to join the Junior School in Year 3.
However, for admissions in September 2019 into Year 3 of Junior Schools, we are now required to implement a fully co-ordinated scheme whereby parents of Year 2 children in an Infant School will need to make a formal application and submit this to the Local Authority by the statutory national closing date of 15 January 2019. Offers of places will be communicated to parents by the LA in writing on 16 April 2019 (the statutory national offer day). The application form will be available to be submitted online and a hard copy on request for those parents unable to apply online. More than 95% of parents in Essex now apply online and so we would hope this will be a seamless process.
More information is available by visiting: or emailing:

School Governors
The school has a strong and committed Governing Body made up of parent, community, foundation and staff representatives.

They work to support the school providing advice, raising questions and ensuring the school is run effectively, efficiently and in the best interests of all the children.

Ofsted Report
The School's most recent Ofsted report gave us a Good rating.
View the most recent report
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School Development Plan
We have pleasure in presenting our School Development Plan key priorities for 2017-18 as agreed and adopted by the Governing Body in December 2017.

We are always very keen to seek your views and opinions about our School. On the back page of the booklet are details of how you can do this using
Parent View via the Ofsted site.

The 2017 Primary School Performance Tables were published on 14 December 2017 and can be accessed via this link on the Department for Education School Details site.
The National Association of Head Teachers reminds us that schools should never be judged by data alone. Schools should be held to account in a fair way, recognising that test and exam results are only part of the picture when judging a pupil’s success or a school’s effectiveness. Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education, has also confirmed that as writing improvements have not yet had time to bed in, in 2017, no intervention will be made on the basis of writing data alone. She has also confirmed that where a school is below the floor or coasting because of writing only, no intervention will follow.”

SIAMS Report
Here is the most recent SIAMS report (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.)

St Thomas of Canterbury is the Church of England parish church for Brentwood in the diocese of Chelmsford. St. Thomas' has been at the heart of the community since the 13th Century, and has close links with the school.

The School is situated in Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, which is accessible via Highland Avenue or Shenfield Rd.
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St Thomas of Canterbury Infant School is the Infant school on the same site as the Junior School.
You can follow this link to the
school website.

Click here for more information about the Brentwood area from the Brentwood Essex Directory.

In the Event of Bad Weather
As we move into Winter, we have our usual preparations in place for bad weather and to communicate with everybody in particularly snowy and hazardous conditions

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