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Our Ethos and Values At Northmead every child is valued as a unique individual. We believe all children have the right to enjoy and achieve to the best of their ability in a safe, happy and secure environment. We believe in the importance of building up close relationships with the children based on mutual understanding and respect. Visitors to the school frequently comment on the friendly calm atmosphere created by the children and staff. A strong partnership with parents supports and encourages each child to reach their potential. We appreciate parents' involvement in school activities, sharing children's success and progress. At Northmead Junior School the safeguarding of children is our highest priority.
Mrs Debbie Brown - Head teacher
Aims of our school:
To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures each child has a high quality, stimulating, varied and inclusive learning experience, which encourages creativity, enjoyment and excellence.
To build committed, supportive and effective teams, operating within a united whole.
To develop self esteem and a positive attitude towards others.
To raise each child's expectation of what they can achieve both now and in preparation for adult life
Northmead is a large, three form entry junior school of 360 pupils. Pupils come from a range of backgrounds, mostly very supportive. Standards of achievement are very high. The school is set in attractive grounds in the northern suburbs of Guildford. The buildings are large and spacious, the school having been completely refurbished in recent years and a large, modern extension built. The buildings comprise classrooms, hall, dance/drama studio, ICT suite, technology rooms and an excellent library. The school also houses a Learning and Language Unit, which is a centre of excellence in Surrey.
We are a collaborative Multi Academy Trust (MAT) built on partnership and thriving on local schools working together. Our aim is to offer the best schools to our communities, delivering outstanding education to every child. Learning Partners Academy Trust was set up by local schools to develop a MAT that sets high aspirations and goals for every school in the partnership.
Please click here to view our Trust Career Page
Surrey is a county of contrasts. Only a short journey from London, it also offers a quick escape into peaceful countryside. This pleasant environment is combined with transport links that include the M3, M23 and M25 motorways, road and rail to London, and easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
In spite of a population of just over a million in a comparatively small area of 650 square miles, 80% of the county is farmland, woods, heath and open land. Although Surrey is a wealthy county, there are areas of relative poverty, particularly around some of the larger towns and a number of schools have pupils with a wide diversity of nationalities, cultures and languages.
There have recently been several major town centre redevelopments in Surrey. In the field of education and research, centres include Royal Holloway University (London) at Egham and Surrey University at Guildford. New research related technologies are also represented at Surrey University's research park and many multinational companies continue to relocate from London to Surrey.
In Surrey there is a need to balance environmental conservation with the requirement for more homes, roads and commercial development.
For teachers in schools interested in green issues, Surrey County Council promotes environmental awareness with a wide range of initiatives to develop pupils' knowledge and experience.
Tourism and leisure
Surrey provides a wealth of contrasting leisure activities. Among the historic sites are Hampton Court Palace and Runnymede, as well as National Trust properties such as Clandon and Polesden Lacey. Other attractions include picturesque villages, gardens, such as Wisley, racecourses and river trips. Surrey also has seven major arts venues.
Sports centres are also plentiful, among them the Spectrum Centre in Guildford, probably the most exciting leisure complex in the UK. Other first-class facilities are available in Camberley, Egham, Lingfield and Oxted.
For cyclists and walkers there is an extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes and Surrey also boasts high-quality shopping malls, particularly in Kingston, Guildford and Camberley.
The Visit Surrey tourism website gives comprehensive information about all these leisure activities.
Surrey has good road and rail links to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.