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City Junior School is a non-denominational, independent co-educational day school for children aged 7-11 located in Gray's Inn. In September 2022, we opened our doors to 150 pupils. 75 Year 3 pupils joined the school, made up of roughly equal numbers of girls and boys. They were placed in three forms, each made up of 25 pupils. The remaining 75 pupils transitioned over from the former City of London School for Girls prep department . They make up our Year 4, 5 and 6 forms. In September 2023, 75 Year 3 pupils will join us and by September 2025 we will be full co-educational.

At City Junior School, we believe that children should be well supported to learn to the very best of their ability, whilst at the same time being given the freedom to fully enjoy their childhood.

Our pupils receive a rigorous yet rounded education. A thoughtfully designed curriculum provides them with opportunities to create, connect and collaborate both within and beyond the classroom. They are encouraged to ask questions, take risks and think creatively. Technology is used judiciously to enhance learning, and sport and the arts feature prominently in school life.

Kindness and compassion, for self and others, are modelled and taught; the happiness and wellbeing of your child is at the heart of all that we do. We are proud of the things that make our school unique: our links, our location and our approach to learning. Your child will benefit enormously from our links, not only to our parent schools – City of London School for Girls and City of London School, where pupils will transition at the end of Year 6 and whose facilities and specialist teachers they will share – but also to the The City of London Corporation and their family of schools. Engagement with the wider world beyond the school gates is very important to us, and children at City Junior School will develop a strong sense of social responsibility during their time here.

Our location, nestled in the peaceful surroundings of Gray’s Inn, allows us to easily enrich our curriculum with access to world-class learning resources on our doorstep. Galleries, museums, universities, concert halls, green spaces; we will make the most of all that this wonderful city has to offer. Fantastic transport connections mean that we attract families and staff from all over the capital, creating a diverse community within the school.

Our approach to learning empowers teachers as researchers, using evidence to inform their practice and enhance outcomes for all learners. In the classroom and beyond, children are taught how to think, not only for themselves but of others too. Academic standards are high, and so is the focus on wellbeing. City Junior School is, just like its parent schools, down to earth and unstuffy. We have fun, but we take the business of learning very seriously.
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Special Education Needs

The School’s Learning Support team helps to meet the needs of individual children, working with the child alongside teaching staff and the family. We have the experience to support children with a wide range of needs, including autism and ADHD. There is screening to pick up any problems and children are referred to the Learning Support team for further help, study skills or assessments throughout the school. A School Nurse and Counsellor form part of the Learning Support team, which is further enhanced by support from the specialist team in the two Senior Schools, CLSG and CLS.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment Y
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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