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September 20, 2017

Wednesday 20th September 2017 – School Expansion Development

Filed under: Whole School @ 2:40 pm

The school expansion programme for both of the Bishop’s Waltham Schools is scheduled to begin on Monday 25th September. The table below illustrates the intended actions/developments alongside associated timescales planned for the coming months.

We will keep parents informed of any potential impact the programme may cause.

Tuesday 19th September 2017 – Football competition at Berrywood Primary

Filed under: Football,PE @ 8:13 am

Yesterday, the Year 5/6 football team took part in the Eastleigh and South Winchester Under 11’s football competition held at Berrywood Primary School. There were 15 teams in total and the teams were divided into 3 groups – BWJS played in Group A against Fair Oak, Shamblehurst, Netley Abbey and St. James.

The boys played really well in all of the matches and worked together brilliantly as a team. Although we didn’t manage to get through to the semi-finals, we had a great afternoon of football and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Well done to Bradley, Joe, George, Samson, Aiden, Ryan, Bailey, Stanley and Harvey. Many thanks to the parents who came along to support and offer transport to and from the event.

September 17, 2017

Sunday 17th September 2017 – Band & Bar Evening Coming Up

Filed under: Whole School @ 12:19 pm

On Friday 29th September, FOBS are running a Band and Bar evening here at the school.  This will be a great opportunity to meet new people at the school, and to enjoy an informal evening of food, drink and live music.  60ft Chicken are re-appearing at the school after their performance at the Summer BBQ in July, and they’ll be playing a selection of music from the 70s to today.

Tickets will be on sale from outside the school on Tuesday and Thursday next week for £7.50; tickets include a cheese platter supper.

September 6, 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017 – BWJS welcomes two new members of teaching staff

Filed under: Whole School @ 11:23 am

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to introduce to you our two SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) Trainees Lisa Lowe & Rachel Batchelor. They will be working in Redwood & Eucalyptus respectively. Over the course of the academic year, they will work closely with the class teacher and pupils. As the year progresses, their responsibilities within the class will develop to ensure they meet the necessary Teacher’s Standards prior to qualifying in July 2018.

We are very excited to have them with us and look forward to helping them with their training here at BWJS.

(Lisa Lowe/Rachel Batchelor)

Wednesday 6th September – Welcome to 2017-2018

Filed under: Whole School @ 11:18 am

I hope you have all enjoyed a very pleasant summer holiday and made the most of the time together you had as a family.

We are delighted to welcome the Year 3 pupils who we hope will settle in beautifully to life at the junior school. We all hope that their time with us at Bishop’s Waltham Junior will be an exciting and valuable experience, both for them, and you as parents/carers. It was a real pleasure to walk around the school this morning and be greeted so politely by the pupils. They looked really smart in their uniforms. The school already has a really calm, focused and purposeful learning atmosphere. Well done to all the staff and children.

At Bishop’s Waltham Junior we strive to form positive working relationships with all parents/carers. We want you to be involved in the educational development of your children and welcome any feedback, comments and suggestions on any area of school improvement. Please also do come and speak to us if you have any concerns or questions.

Please look at the YEAR GROUP pages on the school website ( as this area contains ALL of the information you need to know about your child’s year group. It will also link you directly to the part of the school website which contains up to date letters etc.

Look out for upcoming news about BWJS new mobile APP….

July 24, 2017

Hanging Basket Competition: First Prize

Filed under: Whole School @ 9:03 pm

We are very proud to announce that our green-fingered gardeners won the Bishop’s Waltham in Bloom: Children’s Hanging Basket Competition!

The basket was planted up with Begonias, Petunias, Lysimachia aurea, and Helichrysum petiolare ‘Limelight’.  Our plant choice was inspired by Monet’s garden at Giverny 2016 where orange nasturtiums and dahlias were juxtaposed with reddish-purple dahlias.  See pictures below:

Our clever Year 5 & Year 6 pupils planted up the basket in May.  It has been watered daily and fed weekly by Bishop’s Waltham in Bloom, and can be found hanging in Red Lion Street.

Well done Bishop’s Waltham Upper-School gardeners!

Mrs Bradley




Potato Harvest!

Filed under: Whole School @ 8:25 pm

With only a few days of school left, our enthusiastic gardeners took up their garden forks and harvested our potatoes.  What a bumper crop we have this year – all thanks to the summer rains!

Ask Mrs Bradley if you would like some, they are beauties and we have lots!



July 21, 2017

Friday 21st July 2017 – Friendship Photos

Filed under: Whole School @ 11:47 am

Kindness is one of the schools most important values. The pupils demonstrate this value on a daily basis – especially in the way they support, enjoy and value the friendships that they have. Lovely to see 🙂

Friday 21st July 2017 – FOBS Summer BBQ & Band

Filed under: FOBs Events,Whole School @ 11:33 am

On Friday 14th July, pupils, staff, parents and community members enjoyed the sunshine, burgers and live music at the Summer BBQ organised by the PTA.

It was a wonderful evening with lots of activities which kept the children entertained. The highlight was definitely Mr Senior’s live band….60ft Chicken. Parents and pupils danced the evening away 🙂

Thank you very much to the PTA for organising such a wonderful event.

Friday 21st July 2017 – Year 4 Stubbington art exhibition

Filed under: Whole School @ 7:55 am

Yesterday, Year 4 displayed their Stubbington collage artwork in a gallery for all to see. All those that attended the grand opening of the exhibition, agreed the work was of a high quality and well worth the price tags… Anyone interested in purchasing the masterpieces, will be pleased to know that the world renowned Christie’s auction house will be selling the work in the near future! Additionally, the children also displayed their Science habitats at the exhibition.

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