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Welcome to Burnt Oak Junior School

We are looking forward to our YR3 & YR4 Christmas production this week, pupils have been working so hard. We hope you enjoy it!

I am delighted to be able to share with you the wonderful opportunities we provide to maximise our pupils learning potential.

We are a vibrant ‘village-feel school’ embedded within the heart of Sidcup’s community and steeped in history but with a modern edge. We are proud of our pupils, staff and families that work together in a shared commitment to be enthusiastic and motivated to achieve more. 

Watch our short video below to find out a bit more about the great things we offer here at Burnt Oak. 

Through our engaging and stimulating curriculum, rich in content, we ensure that children can foster a passion centred on the development of cross-curricular skills and knowledge.  Within this, workshops and grandparent and parent sessions run throughout the year, as we firmly believe that education is a partnership between pupil, home and school and regard you as an active partner in your child's education.  Your interest and support is valued greatly.

As a junior school, we have developed a special connection with Chatsworth Infant school to support pupil transition, where pupils build on their progress and high standards of achievement as well as creating happy and special memories.

Please browse the website, where you will find lots of helpful information about us and see many of the learning opportunities that our children enjoy.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch or visit us.

Our school looks forward to welcoming you soon.

Ms V Denman  -  Head Teacher

We are delighted to announce that our very own PE teacher, Miss Moore, has been nominated by Active Kids Do Better and Discovery Education for an award which recognises the amount of sport run at our school.   Miss Moore is one of only 12 activity school heroes who received the title for the launch of this new project!  Her role is to support and promote sport across schools of Greater London to ensure that more children are active.

As part of this role, Miss Moore will continue to share her story and the sport we do as a school and across the academy - enriching children's lives to make healthier and more active choices.

Miss Moore attended a ceremony at the London Olympic Stadium, Stratford where she met sporting heroes such as Tanni Grey-Thompson, a former wheelchair racer.

For more information about the project please visit:  https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-kids-partners-with-nike-to-launch-active-school-hero/

Well done to Miss Moore, for not only being recognised as an ambassador for sport within Primary Schools, but for helping to promote this subject and physical activities around schools within Greater London!

The Choir perform at the Royal Festival Hall!

The Burnt Oak Choir took part in The Bird College Music Festival at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 26th March.  They were joined by many other Bexley School Choirs and orchestras, including musicians from Belvedere Junior School.  They sang their hearts out and did our school proud!  Thank you to Mrs Murray for working so hard with the choir and for organising this fabulous event and to Mrs Fernando and Mrs Elmes for helping us out on the day!

International Women's Day

We opened the doors to Mums, Aunties, Grannies and female friends on International Women's Day to celebrate the lives and achievements of women as role models.  It was as every bit as successful as International Men's Day which we celebrated earlier this academic year.  We enjoyed sharing learning time with the women in our lives!

World Book Day!

We enjoyed celebrating World Book Day a week early due to the celebrations of International Women's Day the week after.  Once again, the children and staff made a huge effort with their costumes!  Here are just a few examples!

A visit from Rose Bruford

We were lucky enough to have a visit from some of the students who are training at Rose Bruford.  They performed a puppet show to each class.  The children and staff were enthralled with the performances and were hugely inspired by the stories that can be told by a simple household object!  Pieces of cloth and torches created a dragon, a suitcase became a human being and a lamp told the story!  Thank you to Rose Bruford for coming to our school and sharing your creativity and creations with us!

National Story Telling Week

As part of National Story Telling week, year 3 and year 6 celebrated the love of reading by spending time reading and sharing stories with each other.  They loved learning with children in different classes and getting lost in a good book! 

NSPCC Number Day

The NSPCC encouraged schools across the UK to take part in their 'Number Day' - a maths-inspired fundraising day for children in nursery right through to secondary school.  We enjoyed working in groups to solve and play maths puzzles and games.


Big Garden Bird Watch

Miss Tomlin is taking the reigns in the RSPB's annual bird watch 2019 and has devised a rota for the pupils in each year group to watch for the birds and record their observations on Friday 25th January.  Pupils have been inspired to make small changes to our wildlife area and field to benefit wildlife.

By being a citizen scientist and taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch, the pupils are playing a vital role in the health of the UK's wildlife.

Follow this link to play the game and see which bird you are most like:

Let's get tweeting!

Burnt Oak and Chatsworth unite to tell you about our learning journey.  Follow us @CISBOJTPA

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Grandparents' Festive Coffee Morning

Burnt Oak Junior School opened it's doors to our grandparents in the last few days of term.  Our children and their grandparents enjoyed spending time together whilst being entertained by the beautiful singing of our year 3 and year 4 children.  A huge thank you to the PTA for organising and providing refreshments of tea, coffee, juice and mince pies and a big thank you to all who kindly donated gifts for the raffle too!

Burnt Oak & Belvedere dazzle at Bexleyheath for the Community Hospice charity...

and again at Bluewater, Burnt Oak pupils treated shoppers to some classic carols to get them in the festive spirit.

International Men's Day

What a fabulous turn out for our International Men's Day, in which we invited our grandads, dads, uncles and brothers of pupils to share a lesson with their young person and take the opportunity to remind ourselves what positive male role models surround us and the impact they can have on young lives.  The feedback was so positive and you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves and want to come again - next time biscuits! 


The Little Princess Trust

A huge thank you to one of our Year 5 pupils who wrote a passionate letter to Ms Denman about raising money for children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. 

This young lady was extrememly brave and decided to cut her incredibly long hair off in order to make two wigs which will be donated to children via the Trust.

We marked the event by by wearing onsies and PJs on Friday 16th Nov, taking part in lots of fun activities and sharing a special assembly given by pupil herself.

Well done Burnt Oak for raising £245 for The Little Princess Trust!

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Remembrance service at South Norwood Primary School

The Head Boys and Girls from seven of our eight academy schools journeyed via minibus together to pay their respects on behalf of their schools ahead of Remembrance Sunday, 11th November.  The venue was chosen due to their very special monument which was constructed in memory of the 'old boys and masters' who fell in The Great War 1914-1918. 

This was a special moment for our Burnt Oak children, who expressed that they had enjoyed marking the occasion, representing the school and making new acquaintances and friends, 100 years on from the end of the First World War.

Chatsworth were unable to make the long journey at such a young age but Summer and Miller were pleased to represent our feeder school by laying a wreath on their behalf. 

Burnt Oak pupils will be sharing in a minute silence, to mark the centenary, at 11:00 on Friday 9th November and celebrate the lives of soldiers in an afternoon assembly that day. 

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Democracy in Burnt Oak

On Friday 14 September, the Rt Hon James Brokenshire, MP visited our pupils at Burnt Oak Junior School.  The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government presented the Head Boy, Head Girl and School Council with their badges, following a successful democratic vote by pupils and staff. 

The process was part of the school’s curriculum to raise pupil awareness of democracy within British Values and ahead of International Democracy Day (15th Sept 2018).

See the article in the local News Shopper:


Pupil Voice:

School council

The Head Girl & Boy commented,

'Mr Brokenshire was inspiring and it was good to see that he displays personal goals just like us.  He gave us good advice for our new roles and was like a mini-lesson.'

Year 4 School Council Reps said,

'It felt special having James Brokenshire present our badges and we are looking forwards to sharing our classes' views for this academic year.'

See our page for updates under Key Information.

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