Information for Parents & Carers 


School Prospectus

 A copy of our latest school prospectus can be downloaded here. A printed copy is available from our school office. 

 BseaJunProspectus May 2016.pdfDownload
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Basic Skills Quality Mark 2015

Brightlingsea Junior School successfully gained the Basic Skills Quality Mark in 2003. Successful renewals took place in 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015.

A copy of our 2015 report can be downloaded here.

 Brightlingsea Junior QM FEEDBACK FORM FOR ASSESSMENTS.docDownload
 Basic Skills letter Oct 16.jpgDownload
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2015 Ofsted Report

 Read the report from our June 2015 Ofsted Inspection.   

 RV5 Final 462103.pdfDownload
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Pupil Discipline & Anti-Bullying Policy

Brightlingsea Junior School believes that nobody has the right to hurt other people by hitting or kicking them, calling names, spreading rumours about them or by doing anything else which is intended to be upsetting.  All children have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied.  The school has a clear policy on the promotion of positive behaviour

 BJS Behaviour and Discipline Policy guidance for staff with Anti Bullying policy.pdfDownload
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Term & Holiday Dates for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

 Term dates 2018-2019.pdfDownload
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 BJS and BINS Term Dates 2017-18 no wm.pdfDownload
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E-Safety Policy

E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones and wireless technology. 

The school’s e-safety policy will operate in conjunction with other policies including those for Acceptable Use of E-Folio, Pupil Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, Curriculum, ICT, Data Protection, Safeguarding  and Security.

 BJS E Safety Policy 2016.pdfDownload
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Believe & Achieve Factsheets

In September 2013 we introduced Believe & Achieve, a whole school system based on the principles of Assertive Mentoring .  

We have produced a series of factsheets to give parents more information about the different elements of the programme. You can also find more information in the Believe & Achieve section of our website.

 Believe & Achieve Booklet 2015.pdfDownload
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Please be patient as we transfer the information and documents listed below across to our new website. Copies of any of the documents listed below are available on request from our school office and we will be uploading them at the top of this page as soon as we can. Thank you.

Information for Parents & Carers



Holidays in Term Time - September 2015 changes

From September 2013 amendments to The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 removed references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are  exceptional  circumstances. The Essex Code Of Conduct relating to penalty notices has been recently updated and the changes come into force from September 2015.


KIds Club - Out of School Hours Childcare

We are fortunate to be able to offer ‘The Kids Club’ Out of School Provision on our school site. This provision is managed by Brightlingsea Infant School and is open to all pupils at both the Infant and Junior Schools. It operates five days a week almost all year round.


Sessions are from 07:30 to 09:00 and 15:00 to 18:00 during term times and 08:00 to 18:00 during school holidays. Children can attend for breakfast or after school sessions during term times or for half day sessions or full day care during the holidays.

2014 Survey of Parents & Carers

Headlines from the recent survey of parents & carers

Survey carried out at Parents Evenings in October & November 2014

School Prospectus

 A copy of our latest school prospectus can be downloaded here. A printed copy is available from our school office. 


Admission Arrangements

Details of the Admission Arrangements for Brightlingsea Junior School.

Partnership with Parents and Carers Policy

At Brightlingsea Junior School we believe in the importance of a strong partnership between home and school. This policy will help to ensure that Brightlingsea Junior School actively promotes the relationship between home and school. 

Assessment Policy

Download a copy of our school Assessment Policy. 




Home School Agreement

A Home-School Agreement sets out the school’s responsibilities towards its pupils, the responsibilities of the pupil’s parents, and what the school expects of its pupils.

It is hoped the agreement will strengthen the partnership between home and school and make clear the roles and expectations of the school, parents and pupils.

Use of Social Media - Information for Parents & Carers

As a school, we encourage parents to support us with the education and wellbeing of their children and if at any time, parents feel that they have any issues regarding their child’s education, they should make an appointment to discuss this with staff. As a community, we should all frown upon the use of social networking sites by parents to criticise and make unsubstantiated comments about the school or any members of staff.

Attendance Policy

Good attendance is essential if children are to fulfil their potential and is viewed as a parental responsibility. We believe that if your child is to benefit from education, good attendance is crucial. School work is easier to cope with. Pupils feel more secure. School work is more satisfying and results are better.

School Uniform

Wearing school uniform encourages a pride in being a member of Brightlingsea Junior School. It ensures that children are dressed appropriately for school activities. Parents and staff actively encourage the wearing of School Uniform, which can be purchased from the School Office.

Ofsted 2013 Inspection Report & letter to parents

Online payments for Brightlingsea Junior School

Click on the School Gateway button to pay online for school dinners, school trips and/or school uniform.


Pupil Premium

All schools in England now receive a Pupil Premium Grant within their annual budget.

Click on the link to find out how Pupil Premium funding has been used at Brightlingsea Junior School.

Ofsted - Parent View

Adult Education

CVS Tendring are offering FREE training to people without a full level 2 qualification who are seeking employment or have not had any recent training, and discounted  training for others.

Thinking of employing a tutor?

Safeguarding advice leaflet for parents who are thinking of employing a tutor for their child. Produced by the Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB)

Ofsted HMI Subject Inspection of Science - November 2011

On the 11th November 2011 the school was visited by Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI) Brian Cartwright as part of an Ofsted survey of science provision. Follow the link to download a copy of the inspection report which found ““The overall effectiveness of science is good”.

Basic Skills Quality Mark 2012

Brightlingsea Junior School successfully gained the Basic Skills Quality Mark in 2003. Successful renewals took place in 2006, 2009 and 2012.

A copy of our 2012 report can be downloaded here.

RE Inspection Report - July 2012

Inspectors from Essex LA visited Brightlingsea Junior School to carry out a review of Religious Education (RE) on the 6th July 2012. The review found that "Religious Education at Brightlingsea Junior school is effective overall and highly effective in a number of respects".


Follow the link to  download a copy of the RE Review Report.

Ofsted Report - July 2010

The Brightlingsea Juniors community has cause for celebration with this very favourable report and only a few issues to reflect upon and address. To get our overall rating of ‘Good’ we had to prove not only that many, many aspects of our children’s school life are good, but also that we can continue to improve and make things better in the future.

Charging and Remissions Policy

At Brightlingsea Junior School, we aim to make appropriate charges or request a voluntary contribution from parents which enables and encourages the development of a wide range of enriching activities. Click on the link below to download our Charging and Remissions Policy to find out more.


Equality Policy

In accordance with our vision statement, we pledge:

§        to respect the equal human rights of all our pupils;

§        to educate them about equality; and

§        to respect the equal rights of our staff and other members of the school community.

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Policy

At Brightlingsea Junior School we welcome and value all children and strive to deliver a fully accessible social and academic curriculum. We continue to adapt our systems and structures, curriculum, building, attitudes and values in order to make our school an inclusive and welcoming environment. Find out more by downloading our Inclusion Policy.

Freedom Of Information Act - School Policy

Freedom of Information Act

Guide to information available from Brightlingsea Junior School under the model publication scheme.

Curriculum Policy

Find out more about our International Primary Curriculum. You can also download a copy of the Curriculum Route Map.

Safeguarding Policy

The purpose of Brightlingsea Junior School's safeguarding policy is to ensure every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safe and protected from harm.



Community Cohesion Policy

Find out more about our Community Cohesion Policy by clicking on the link.


Referral Booklet

Produced by the Mid Tendring Local Delivery Group (LDG) of Schools, this booklet has been created to help our LDG schools to identify and refer to organisations to support their pupils and families.

Internet Safety Leaflet for Parents

Leaflet for parents from the 'Think You Know' website

Bullying Factsheet

Advice on bullying from Childline.

Health Information for Parents

You can download a selection of Health Information Leaflets by clicking on the link.Leaflets include: Norovirus, Headlice, Swine Flu and Coughs & Colds