Please download our prospectus here.
This information is written to give you some facts about the school, its aims, organisation and hopes for the future. Your child’s time in school is very precious and we are pleased to share this with you. Not everything can be written down and Parents are always welcome in school. If you have any queries or worries, please do not hesitate to come and see us.
Mr Wayne Peet Chair of Governors and Mrs Kim Parnell Head Teacher
Balfour Junior School aims to be a school at the heart of the community that recognises, nurtures and celebrates the potential of all.
“Achieve Your Dreams”
Chair of Governors and Head teacher can be contacted via the school office.
We aim to:
Ensure that every person has the right to come to school, to feel and be safe and secure.
Promote and educate children in the life skills that are needed in order to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Foster an inclusive environment where all children have opportunities and experiences to enjoy all aspects of school life, expect pupils to set themselves high standards and to take pride in their work and to strive towards high achievement, appreciate and celebrate the many ways our children achieve.
Ensure that children are given the opportunities to contribute to activities that raise their aspirations and goals for the future.
Ensure that children, staff, parents, carers, governors and other stakeholders have a voice in the development of their school.
Guide children to develop positive relationships that empowers them develop the self-confidence needed to successfully deal with major life changes, develop our children’s understanding of their responsibilities within the wider community and environment.
Balfour Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in its commitment.
Our school is a community Junior co-educational school catering for 480 pupils of 7-11 years of age. The school values its place as an integral part of the multicultural community offering the pupils a friendly, supportive and inclusive atmosphere to work in.
It is housed in a one-storey building, close to the town centre. It has 17 fully equipped teaching classrooms with attached activity areas, an ICT suite and library. The site also has the benefit of extensive grounds.
Pupils transferring from Infant schools in September have the opportunity to visit in the Summer Term to become familiar with their new surroundings.
Children joining at other times are invited, with their parents, for a guided tour of the school and an informal meeting with the Head teacher.
If parents wish to visit the school before considering applying please contact the school office to arrange an appointment.
All applications for admissions should be made via the Admissions Department at Medway Council.
Tel. 01634 331159