Head Teacher’s Welcome

Welcome to Elmhurst Junior School website

We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both children and parents.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting.

About the school

Elmhurst Junior School is maintained by Somerset Local Education Authority and is a co-educational school for pupils aged between seven and eleven. There are currently approximately 326 pupils on the role and a staffing establishment one headteacher and extended leadership team, including SENDCO plus twelve full time and four part-time teaching staff.

The school is housed in large, permanent buildings with 12 acres of beautiful grounds. Pupils have the opportunity to use our stunning Forest School developing their resilience, team work and self esteem all year round. In addition to the normal classroom areas, the facilities include a large recently refurbished hall, complete with original blackout blinds; a separate gym; an extensive, well-equipped library; a resources room for curriculum support; dedicated areas for teaching support and nurture facilities. We also offer wrap around care in our Nurture room.

In school, we have created a caring environment sensitive to the needs of individual children. We encourage a high standard of self-control and courtesy on the part of all pupils, showing consideration to others and respect for their views and feelings. We believe the development of self-control and an acceptance of responsibility for their actions is essential if children are to live happily in a community.

Details of the school’s Anti-Bullying policy, together with rewards and sanctions to promote good behaviour, are described in the Behaviour Agreement which can be found in the policy section of the website.

When dealing with incidents between pupils the school uses the restorative justice approach supported by our Good to be Green behaviour management scheme.


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