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‘Our parents expect the academic offering’, the head confirmed, ‘but much more than that: they want their children to be confident, effective, willing to have a go and to have a social conscience’. Queen’s Junior is not, thankfully, an academic proving ground for the next pressured stage, but a place where ‘We’re really good at the individual – any parent wanting their child’s passions, skills and talents unlocked should look no further,’ as the head says. Classrooms are bright and busy with plenty to draw the eye – children’s work included; good to see a science lab and art studio too...

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What the school says...

Queen's College Junior School is a happy, supportive environment in which children are encouraged to try new experiences and given the self confidence which enables them to reach their potential. Whether it be academics, art, sport, music or drama, each child can find at least one area in which to succeed. We aim to create a happy, caring atmosphere based on Christian values, and for the boarders especially, the school endeavours to provide a sympathetic background for a childs first venture away from home. We are well versed in settling pupils whose families have been posted abroad, and we welcome children from a range of educational backgrounds.

Our Curriculum is broad, and varied. It encompasses the National Curriculum, but we offer so much more: modern languages, art, sport, music and drama.

Our expectations are high; we hope that every pupil who leaves us to be promoted into Queens College Senior School will have reached appropriate academic goals, improved sporting, music or dramatic skills and developed a number of extra-curricular interests. Some will achieve very high standards; over half the academic, sport and music awards in the Senior School are held by ex-Junior pupils. Most importantly, they should all possess self-confidence and self-discipline to make the most of the opportunities which the Senior School will offer them.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2020, Henry Matthews, previously head of St Joseph’s School in Launceston, Cornwall, where he started his teaching career in 2012. Became deputy head three years later and then head in 2018.


Essentially non-selective at all points of entry into the nursery and junior school, but low-key assessments are carried out in the classroom setting during taster and assessment days.

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Special Education Needs


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

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