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QEGS Junior School aims to create a caring family atmosphere in which the needs of each boy are catered for and developed.

Boys are encouraged to be ‘the best version of themselves’. Each boy is a valued individual within the thriving QEGS community, where integrity, respect and support for one another are paramount. Happiness underpins all aspects of school life. Mutual respect exists between staff and pupils and between pupils, with the expectation of good behaviour and courtesy to others.

There is a strong bond between staff and the boys. Individually boys are encouraged to approach a member of staff if they have any concerns or worries. Collectively, class Circle Time each week allows boys to share ideas and opinions, as well as encouraging them to respect the views and feelings of their peers.

The Class Teacher has an important role in developing each individual pupil. He or she acts as a parental figure for the boys in the class, someone who will always try to help and sort out any problems which may arise within the class, either individually or as a group. Beyond that the Deputy Head and Head act as support to the Form Teacher where necessary, and are also the next links in the disciplinary chain.

Each class has a Class Buddy who helps new boys settle in quickly and makes sure everyone has someone to play with at break time.

School Principles

Reception to Year 2

  • We treat others as we would like to be treated
  • We know we are not perfect and so we say sorry when we get things wrong
  • We encourage each other in all that we do and forgive each other
  • We are truthful
  • We share what we have
  • We show support for each other
  • We show our respect to everyone by kindness, helpfulness and politeness
  • We listen to each other and like a family we recognise the needs of others
  • We celebrate our differences and value everyone equally
  • We work together to help each of us to be our best selves

Years 3 to 6

  • We treat others as we would have them treat us
  • We know we are not perfect and so we say sorry when we get things wrong
  • We encourage each other in all that we do and forgive each other’s failings
  • We are truthful and show integrity and humility
  • We share what we have
  • We show support for each other by not gossiping, judging or criticising others
  • We are loyal to each other
  • We show our respect to everyone by kindness, helpfulness and politeness
  • We listen to each other and like a family we recognise the needs of each other
  • We celebrate our diversity and value each person equally
  • We work together to help each of us to be our best selves

Key Facts

  • The Junior School aims to create a caring family atmosphere, which caters for individual needs
  • The Class Teacher should be the first point of contact for any academic or social concern
  • The Deputy Head and Head act as support to the Form Teacher where necessary
  • Boys seize the many and varied opportunities for personal and social development