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All parents commented on how well staff knew their children and motivated them. ‘A fabulous all round education,’ came up more than once. The children are bright and cheerful, as are the staff.  We were greeted with friendly smiles by all on our tour. Active school council with representatives from all years who have just introduced a ‘friendship bench’ in the playground. ‘It’s where you can go if you are feeling sad, lonely or cross.  It’s like a buddy bench. Sit there and someone will…

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Founded in 1973, Laxton Junior School is housed in purpose built premises, located in the picturesque market town of Oundle. The school offers a broad and well-balanced curriculum where children are encouraged to fulfil their potential in a happy, secure environment, supported by a dedicated team of professionals. Through the academic curriculum and nurturing pastoral system, the school aims to lay solid foundations in the development of well-motivated, confident and happy individuals who are always willing to give of their best on the road to high achievement. Ask a pupil or parent what they like about Laxton Junior School and they will always mention the extra-curricular activities. In addition to the traditional games coaching that takes place, a huge variety of minority interests and hobbies are offered. Ensembles, choirs and other groups also provide an exciting range of musical opportunities and experiences. ...Read more

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Headmaster

Since 2008, Mark Potter (40s). Studied geography and history at Liverpool’s John Moore’s. Initially wanted to be an accountant but after work experience changed his mind. Worked at St Mark’s in Ipswich before heading overseas with Shell International Schools to Nigeria and China. A young family prompted his return to the UK as deputy at Laxton. Within six weeks offered the post of head at the age of 32. A senior member of the Oundle team, he is still finds time to teach maths to year 6. His boyish enthusiasm is infectious. Well liked by parents and pupils. Most parents call him by his first name and he knows most parents and all of the children by name. ‘He’s very open and proactive,’ was one parent’s view. ‘Wonderful,’ was another’s. ‘He knows what he’s...

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