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City Junior School

We are an independent co-educational school for children aged 7-11 located in Gray's Inn.

A very warm welcome to City Junior School. Do take a look around and discover for yourself what makes our school such an exciting place for children to learn and grow 

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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. 

I hope that you can imagine your child happy and thriving at our school.

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Rachel Thompson, Head of City Junior School

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About our school

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.

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Learning

We place kindness and compassion at the heart of what we teach and offer a modern, forward-thinking and academically rigorous education which enables children to be creative, collaborative and independent thinkers.

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Wellbeing

Children leave the junior school ready to thrive at our senior schools, equipped with skills, experiences and friendships that will help them flourish throughout their lives.

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Admissions

City Junior School is a unique place to learn, and we are delighted that you are considering joining us. We aim to make the admissions process as seamless and transparent as possible. This section of our website reflects the most up-to-date information and dates for entry in the coming academic year.

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Royal Institution Primary Mathematics Masterclasses

We are delighted that three of our Year 5 pupils have been allocated places on the The Royal Institution's autumn series of Primary Mathematics Masterclasses.

We are delighted that three of our Year 5 pupils have been allocated places on the The Royal Institution's autumn series of Primary Mathematics Masterclasses.

These co-curricular workshops connect pupils with scientists and STEM enthusiasts, giving them an insight into the depth and breadth of these fields. The masterclasses take place on Saturday mornings, over a six-week period at The Royal Institution of Great Britain. Last Saturday, Ming-Yi, Cynthia and Anaya had the opportunity to meet Dr. Ems Lord from the University of Cambridge. Dr Ems is Director of NRICH at the Faculty of Education, and a Research Fellow in the Sciences at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. She is also Chair of the Mathematical Association.

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Year 4 trip to The Hive

On Thursday, Year 4 visited The Hive at Epping Forest to take part in a fun outdoor learning day.

On Thursday, Year 4 visited The Hive at Epping Forest to take part in a fun outdoor learning day.

Each class had the opportunity to play fun team building games and exciting and creative den building! Here is what Year 4 had to say: "I very much enjoyed the den building. It was the best activity ever, even though it sometimes fell apart. Also, I loved the broad steps in the team building set up. It was great that my team won. I felt happy we won something together" - William "My favourite part of the trip was doing the obstacle course. It was fun to lead our friends around the course blindfolded!" - Ebba "I loved doing the low…