(Part of the Fort Pitt Thomas Aveling Academies)

Please note, on the last day of term (Friday 18th December 2020) school will close at lunchtime. We will still be having staggered collection times so children will leave at the following times:

                                                                                    Year 6 – 12.00pm
                                                                                    Year 4 – 12.10pm
                                                                                    Year 5 – 12.20pm
                                                                                    Year 3 – 12.30pm

Please collect your child promptly at these times so we can avoid having too many parents onsite at one time.

Children will return to school on Monday 4th January 2021.


Remote Learning Plan

While we hope that all pupils will be able to come into school every day across the rest of this academic year, we acknowledge that there may be occasions when this is not possible. In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of lockdown and self-isolation we have developed the following plan. 

Remote Learning Plan Balfour Junior Academy October 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about remote learning.

BJA Working Online – Video

Welcome to Balfour Junior Academy!

As Headteacher here at Balfour Junior Academy, I would like to extend to you the warmest of welcomes. Balfour Juniors is a large, vibrant, and friendly Junior school where our core beliefs centre around instilling a love of and a passion for learning.

Achieve Your Dreams

We will build a community within Medway where children are more than just educated and where all feel safe and supported. They will be empowered to change their own lives and the lives of those around them. They will be able to stand up and become pillars of the community making a positive difference.

We will be good role models, who inspire everyone to be motivated to make a positive impact on each other’s lives. Together we will continually strive to remove the barriers to success and fear of failure.

We will provide a culture of mutual respect and acceptance with children moving onto their next venture with the skills and values to set them on the path to achieve their dreams. Our school will take pride in leading the children in Medway on their journey – both educationally and for life: enabling them to drive their own futures to greater success and shape our diverse community for the better.

A Balfour Teacher is respectful, consistent and an inspirational role model. They deliver exciting, vibrant and well-pitched lessons in an optimistic and humorous style. They are honest and able to deliver the hard messages whilst still using praise and positive affirmation wisely to encourage and enthuse.

A Balfour Pupil, on leaving us at the end of year 6 is a confident, self -motivated and kind individual who is enthusiastic and eager to develop their full potential in both curricula and social areas of their lives. They are a credit to both their families and to their Junior School.

We hope that this website will give you as much information as possible about our school, the staff and the many activities that our children enjoy through our curriculum.  To find out more about our wonderful school, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mrs Z Mayston


Where to find the latest information

Updates on COVID-19:

Guidance for educational settings:

On 1st January 2017 the school converted to academy and joined The FPTA Academies. Information about the trust’s governance, financial reports and funding agreement could be found on their website:


Image from Pixabay used under the Creative Commons License CC0.

Personalised name labels can be purchased from Stikins.  When ordering please use fundraising number 1130 and the school will receive up to 30% commission to spend on things that benefit the children of Balfour Juniors.



HERE for details about how you can help the school




Please use the link above to access key information to help everyone stay safe online – be SMART!


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