We currently have spaces available in Years 4, 5, and 6 for September 2024. Our school features a 20m indoor heated pool, offering weekly swimming lessons for pupils. We provide full wraparound care on-site and offer approximately 20 extra-curricular clubs each term. If you would like to visit the school, please contact us.

Welcome to our school website!

At our school each child is valued and their unique set of skills and talents developed so that they can ‘be the best that they can be’. Our belief is that learning should be exciting and engaging. We want every child to leave our school ready for the next stage in their education and with a real appetite for learning.

We have high aspirations for every child that attends our school and a strong track record of achieving academic success. Equally, we ensure children at Bishop’s Waltham Junior are able to explore their full range of talents and interests.

Alongside a stimulating and varied curriculum, we offer a range of sporting, musical and artistic enrichment activities including successful sports clubs, drama productions and music concerts.

We place great emphasis on developing children’s personal skills and believe in the importance of developing kind, caring and respectful individuals. Behaviour in our school is very good and we offer children high quality care and pastoral support. We have strong systems in place to support children with additional learning needs and have a fully qualified Special Needs Co-ordinator on the staff team.

I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of Bishop’s Waltham Junior School and of the children and staff who contribute so much to the life of the school.

If you would like to find out more about the school or to arrange a visit please do not hesitate to contact us.

Darren Campbell

Headteacher

A place where excellence, effort and happiness are valued in equal measure.   

News

'The Greatest Show'
17/07/2024 1:45 PM
'The Greatest Show'
 

 
Congratulations to Our Y6 Pupils for 'The Greatest Show'!

We are very proud of our Year 6 pupils for their end-of-year summer production of 'The Greatest Show'! Their dedication, rehearsals, and hard work paid off, delighting parents, staff, and fellow students with their wonderful acting, singing, and choreography.

 

The pupils performed to their peers in the school, the Year 2 pupils, and two evening performances to a hall full of parents. Each performance showcased their commitment and effort, impressing everyone in attendance.

 

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all the parents who attended and supported the show. Your presence made the performances even more special and memorable.

 

A special shoutout goes to the Y6 staff for their support and guidance, enabling the pupils to put on such an enjoyable performance. Additionally, we thank all the staff who helped with costumes and props – your contributions made it all possible.

 

Well done to everyone involved!

 

Check out the photos on the gallery.

Friday 12th July 2024 - Year 3 Learning Update
12/07/2024 7:00 AM
Friday 12th July 2024 - Year 3 Learning Update

This week, Year 3 enjoyed food tasting as part of their DT lessons. They have designed and planned their flapjack (which they'll be making next Thursday) with their own dried fruit ingredients - we are very much looking forward to seeing how these turn out!

In Maths, we have been practising using the compact method for addition and subtraction and applying our skills in two-step word problems.

In Computing, the children have created their own Google Slides document about the Romans - they have remembered how to copy and paste information from web pages to create their presentation.

 

School Council - Litter Pick - Saturday 23rd March
19/03/2024 8:49 AM
School Council - Litter Pick - Saturday 23rd March

Reminder:

 

Bishop's Waltham Community litter pick is this weekend, Saturday 23rd March, at 10am at Jubilee Hall! Come along and help out, let's get as many BWJS children there as possible. Please come with an adult and some gloves. 

 

There is also an eco fair on, in Jubilee Hall, at the same time.

 

School Council

 

BWJS Annual Fun Sports Day
22/07/2024 9:00 AM
BWJS Annual Fun Sports Day

On Friday, 19th July, BWJS hosted its annual Fun Sports Day. The event was filled with action and excitement, with Year 3 and Year 4 pupils competing in the morning, followed by Year 5 and Year 6 in the afternoon. The day was designed to be inclusive and enjoyable for all participants, and it certainly lived up to its reputation.

 

The children were divided into small teams, each representing their school house. They rotated through a series of activity stations, with scores being recorded and sent to the staff scoring table at the end of each event. This setup ensured that every child had the opportunity to participate and contribute to their team’s overall score.

 

The event drew a large number of parents, who enthusiastically supported their children, following them from one activity to the next. The Friends of BWJS (FOBS) team was on hand to provide much-needed refreshments, as the sun beamed down on a beautiful day.

 

In the morning session, the Tigers emerged victorious. The afternoon saw the Pumas taking the top spot. However, the combined scores from both sessions determined the overall winners for the day. Here are the final standings:

 

  • 4th Place: Lions - 2318 points
  • 3rd Place: Leopards - 2388 points
  • 2nd Place: Tigers - 2576 points
  • 1st Place: Pumas - 2641 points

 

A huge congratulations to all the pupils in the Pumas team for winning the Fun Sports Trophy for 2024! Your hard work and team spirit paid off.

 

A special thank you goes to Mrs. Eves, our PE Subject Leader, for organising the event. Thanks also to all the pupils who helped manage and run the activity stations, and to all the staff who assisted with setting up the equipment and scoring. It was a true team effort.

 

The children had a fantastic time, and we hope the parents enjoyed the day just as much. Here's to another successful Fun Sports Day at BWJS!

 

Year 4 Update- Friday 19th July 2024
19/07/2024 3:15 PM
Year 4 Update- Friday 19th July 2024

Year 4 have had another action-packed week of term- we are really making the most of our last week as Year 4’s!

In English we have been looking at the narrative poem “The Spider and the Fly.” After performing the poem in class, we have been writing letters- first as the posthumous fly giving advice to other small creatures and then as the spider, pleading for leniency from the Judge. The children had a lot of fun writing in role and demonstrated excellent persuasive skills, something I’m sure they use a lot at home!

We also completed our D.T. unit on Lightboxes this week. From designing the net using 2D Primary, printing it out, cutting the holes for the light to shine through, using crumble boards to program the lights (including creating a flashing sequence) and finally putting the whole lightbox together we have all learnt so many different skills and are beginning to have much more understanding of coding and the use of electronics.

Year 4 are also really looking forward to Fun Sports tomorrow morning, followed by our Year 4 treat of a film in the afternoon and our final swimming or PE session next week before we all have a good restful summer holidays!

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'The Greatest Show'
17/07/2024 1:45 PM
'The Greatest Show'
 

 
Congratulations to Our Y6 Pupils for 'The Greatest Show'!

We are very proud of our Year 6 pupils for their end-of-year summer production of 'The Greatest Show'! Their dedication, rehearsals, and hard work paid off, delighting parents, staff, and fellow students with their wonderful acting, singing, and choreography.

 

The pupils performed to their peers in the school, the Year 2 pupils, and two evening performances to a hall full of parents. Each performance showcased their commitment and effort, impressing everyone in attendance.

 

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all the parents who attended and supported the show. Your presence made the performances even more special and memorable.

 

A special shoutout goes to the Y6 staff for their support and guidance, enabling the pupils to put on such an enjoyable performance. Additionally, we thank all the staff who helped with costumes and props – your contributions made it all possible.

 

Well done to everyone involved!

 

Check out the photos on the gallery.

Friday 12th July 2024 - Year 3 Learning Update
12/07/2024 7:00 AM
Friday 12th July 2024 - Year 3 Learning Update

This week, Year 3 enjoyed food tasting as part of their DT lessons. They have designed and planned their flapjack (which they'll be making next Thursday) with their own dried fruit ingredients - we are very much looking forward to seeing how these turn out!

In Maths, we have been practising using the compact method for addition and subtraction and applying our skills in two-step word problems.

In Computing, the children have created their own Google Slides document about the Romans - they have remembered how to copy and paste information from web pages to create their presentation.

 

School Council - Litter Pick - Saturday 23rd March
19/03/2024 8:49 AM
School Council - Litter Pick - Saturday 23rd March

Reminder:

 

Bishop's Waltham Community litter pick is this weekend, Saturday 23rd March, at 10am at Jubilee Hall! Come along and help out, let's get as many BWJS children there as possible. Please come with an adult and some gloves. 

 

There is also an eco fair on, in Jubilee Hall, at the same time.

 

School Council

 

BWJS Annual Fun Sports Day
22/07/2024 9:00 AM
BWJS Annual Fun Sports Day

On Friday, 19th July, BWJS hosted its annual Fun Sports Day. The event was filled with action and excitement, with Year 3 and Year 4 pupils competing in the morning, followed by Year 5 and Year 6 in the afternoon. The day was designed to be inclusive and enjoyable for all participants, and it certainly lived up to its reputation.

 

The children were divided into small teams, each representing their school house. They rotated through a series of activity stations, with scores being recorded and sent to the staff scoring table at the end of each event. This setup ensured that every child had the opportunity to participate and contribute to their team’s overall score.

 

The event drew a large number of parents, who enthusiastically supported their children, following them from one activity to the next. The Friends of BWJS (FOBS) team was on hand to provide much-needed refreshments, as the sun beamed down on a beautiful day.

 

In the morning session, the Tigers emerged victorious. The afternoon saw the Pumas taking the top spot. However, the combined scores from both sessions determined the overall winners for the day. Here are the final standings:

 

  • 4th Place: Lions - 2318 points
  • 3rd Place: Leopards - 2388 points
  • 2nd Place: Tigers - 2576 points
  • 1st Place: Pumas - 2641 points

 

A huge congratulations to all the pupils in the Pumas team for winning the Fun Sports Trophy for 2024! Your hard work and team spirit paid off.

 

A special thank you goes to Mrs. Eves, our PE Subject Leader, for organising the event. Thanks also to all the pupils who helped manage and run the activity stations, and to all the staff who assisted with setting up the equipment and scoring. It was a true team effort.

 

The children had a fantastic time, and we hope the parents enjoyed the day just as much. Here's to another successful Fun Sports Day at BWJS!

 

Year 4 Update- Friday 19th July 2024
19/07/2024 3:15 PM
Year 4 Update- Friday 19th July 2024

Year 4 have had another action-packed week of term- we are really making the most of our last week as Year 4’s!

In English we have been looking at the narrative poem “The Spider and the Fly.” After performing the poem in class, we have been writing letters- first as the posthumous fly giving advice to other small creatures and then as the spider, pleading for leniency from the Judge. The children had a lot of fun writing in role and demonstrated excellent persuasive skills, something I’m sure they use a lot at home!

We also completed our D.T. unit on Lightboxes this week. From designing the net using 2D Primary, printing it out, cutting the holes for the light to shine through, using crumble boards to program the lights (including creating a flashing sequence) and finally putting the whole lightbox together we have all learnt so many different skills and are beginning to have much more understanding of coding and the use of electronics.

Year 4 are also really looking forward to Fun Sports tomorrow morning, followed by our Year 4 treat of a film in the afternoon and our final swimming or PE session next week before we all have a good restful summer holidays!

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'The Greatest Show'
17/07/2024 1:45 PM
'The Greatest Show'
 

 
Congratulations to Our Y6 Pupils for 'The Greatest Show'!

We are very proud of our Year 6 pupils for their end-of-year summer production of 'The Greatest Show'! Their dedication, rehearsals, and hard work paid off, delighting parents, staff, and fellow students with their wonderful acting, singing, and choreography.

 

The pupils performed to their peers in the school, the Year 2 pupils, and two evening performances to a hall full of parents. Each performance showcased their commitment and effort, impressing everyone in attendance.

 

We extend a heartfelt thank you to all the parents who attended and supported the show. Your presence made the performances even more special and memorable.

 

A special shoutout goes to the Y6 staff for their support and guidance, enabling the pupils to put on such an enjoyable performance. Additionally, we thank all the staff who helped with costumes and props – your contributions made it all possible.

 

Well done to everyone involved!

 

Check out the photos on the gallery.

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