Be the best you can be!
Welcome to Gayton Junior School.
We are proud to welcome you to Gayton Junior School, where children are encouraged to be the best that they can be – both academically and personally. We work hard to create, review and adapt our school environment to be sure it is safe, fun, inspirational and caring. We are committed to safeguarding and we pride ourselves in the care that we offer to both our children and their families while they are with us.
Our exciting curriculum, delivered by our highly trained staff, places an emphasis on both knowledge and skills for learning, enabling our children to become equipped with skills for life-long learning that they will continue to use as they progress through school and into the diverse and ever-changing world beyond. Through our Passport Scheme, children take part in fundamental enrichment activities – things we believe all children should experience.
This year, the governors and staff of Gayton and our main feeder school, Ridgeway Infants, are keen to forge better links between the two schools, working more closely together and ensuring the smoothest possible transition for the children at the end of Year 2. This collaborative partnership will enable both schools to ensure that early skills taught at Ridgeway are built on at Gayton, allowing children to make the best possible progress across the curriculum. Please click here to visit Ridgeway's website.
Please read through our website to find out more about us, or download our prospectus here. Then, if you have any questions or would like to visit to see us in action, please feel free to contact us.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Mrs J Hill (Headteacher)
Derby Book Festival: 31st May – 8th June
We have had information through about plans for Children and Family events at the Derby Book Festival which starts next week. There are lots of exciting things planned and lots of free events to take part in. For fans of How to Train Your Dragon, there is the chance to meet author Cressida Cowell and a free Family Day of Dragons: music and activities
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Dinner Menu – New for Summer 2019!
Mrs Hardisty, our new School Business Manager has been working hard with our catering company to improve the dinner menu. After speaking with kitchen staff and the School Council, a new menu for Summer 2019 has been created. This menu starts running on Monday 29th April, beginning with Week 1. School meals stay at the same price – £2.20 per day: please pay for
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Gayton App Launch
We launched our free Gayton Junior School app this week. Please have a good look around: the app will allow you to return permission slips, update your contact details and provide us with absence information. It will also allow us to send you key messages to keep you all up-to-date and there is an events calendar which you can download to your device! The
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