02Mar 2018

Dear Parents, Based on the weather conditions, the lack of water to the kitchen and potentially worsening weather conditions. Winterbourne Junior Girls is closed today -Friday 2nd March 2018. We will open again on Monday 5th March. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The decision has been taken in the best interests of […]

28Feb 2018

The library has had a number of new books which are currently being enjoyed by the children; in particular Dork Diaries, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Harry Potter.  Also the Library recently ran a library competition in February asking pupils to write a poem about Love.  Their were three winners: Spugemay in 3.2, Amiah in […]

17Jan 2018

Dear Parents, Just a quick note to let you all know that our regular Saturday Tuition classes have now started for the new year.  This special tuition period is offered to all year six pupils and runs from January through to May 2018. Tuition starts at 1:30pm sharp and the session ends at 3:30pm.  In […]

17Jan 2018

WJGS is proud to announce that following a recent study of statistics across both the Croydon borough and the entire country, we have been ranked 16th best school in the borough and 1728th best school in the country out of a total of 14,624 schools! This figure puts Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School in the top 12% […]

17Jan 2018

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School; whose ethos is Aspirations, Expectations, No Excuses, has been praised in its latest Ofsted report following its inspection on 1st and 2nd November of last year. Winterbourne Junior Girls has been rated “good” overall with “outstanding” leadership and management and “outstanding” personal development, behaviour and welfare. The report, published on 22nd […]

17Jan 2018

Our year four pupils set off on an amazing journey today to Kidzania. Designed for children aged 4-14, KidZania blends learning and reality with entertainment. Your kids can independently choose from more than 60 real-life entertaining activities in one safe and secure space. Activities range from Doctor, Dentist, and Police Officer to Firefighter, Actor and […]

16Jan 2018

Dear Parents, you will be pleased to know that we have at last managed to edit our Christmas production video and it is now here for you to view. We apologise for the delay in getting this online for you. If you didnt make the live performance, we hope that you really enjoy what was […]

05Jan 2018

Dear Parents and Carers, Happy New Year We are holding an ‘Open Day’ on Friday 12th January 2018 for prospective parents. This is primarily for our next intake of year 3 girls for September 2018. At the moment we do have a few spaces available in other year groups – so if you know of […]

15Dec 2017

Dear Parents and Carers, We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from all staff and children here at Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School. We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year!

12Dec 2017

Shoppers in Croydons’ Whitgift Centre had a very special treat today as their Christmas shopping was accompanied by our amazing girls as they sang a selection of choir songs in the heart of the Centre to raise money for St Christopher’s Hospice. Our girls were in absolutely fine voice as the crowds gathered to hear them […]

20Nov 2017

On 20th November 2017, our year four pupils were honored with a visit from Sarah Holding; the author of the SeaBEAN Trilogy that the children are currently reading. Having worked as a postman, an architect, a university professor and an urban development consultant, Sarah is now a full-time children’s author, juggling writing with looking after […]

20Nov 2017

On Wednesday 28th November 2017, our year six girls will take part in a series of workshop relating to the world famous bard, William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national […]

20Nov 2017

On Monday 27th November 2017, the whole school will take part in Enrichment Day 2017. The core subject for this years day is “Countries of the World”. Each class will focus on the country of their choice and create some amazing pieces of art relating to that country. Please look out for the many pictures […]

20Nov 2017

On Tuesday 21st November 2017, our year 3 children will be visiting the world famous British Museum. Housed in one of Britain’s architectural landmarks, the collection is one of the finest in existence, spanning two million years of human history. Access to the collection is free. The Museum was based on the practical principle that […]

18Nov 2017

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School is very proud to announce that after our recent OFSTED Inspection on the 1st and 2nd November 2017, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School has been rated Good with Outstanding Leadership & Management, Personal Development, Behaviour and welfare by Ofsted. Some of the key findings illustrated by the Ofsted inspectors, can be seen below: […]

13Sep 2017

As part of our special Roald Dahl Day, our year six girls have been making some amazing bookmarks for their favourite Roald Dahl story. The bookmark contains a picture of the cover of their favourite book and a little description of why they love that particular title so much. We took some pictures of the […]

13Sep 2017

On 13th September 2017, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School took part in celebrating Roald Dahl Day. Our school uniform was a little different today as we see children and staff dressed as crocodiles, Willy Wonka, Witches, friendly Giants with big ears, and so on. It was a real who’s who today. We took some pictures of […]

06Sep 2017

Dear Parents/Carers, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that students will be returning to school on Wednesday 6th September. The school doors open at 08:45am. There are expectation evenings for all parents/carers in the second week of September, which I would encourage you to attend. At that meeting you will have […]

19Jul 2017

On the evening of 19th July 2017, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School transformed itself into a setting fit for the Oscars as it once again hosted its annual “Celebration of Achievement Night” for our amazing year six pupils. The evening oozed glamour, sophistication, fine food and acceptance speeches as the girls took to the red carpet […]

03Jul 2017

From 26th – 29th June, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School pupils and staff took part in a sporting extravaganza inviting coaches from varied disciplines in sport to come along and get our school even more excited about sport and keeping fit. These activities included track and field, gymnastics, football and netball, zumba and dance, cycling and […]

29Jun 2017

On 26th June 2017, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School turned into the magical world of Hogwarts as we joined the country in celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the very first book in the series of incredible Harry Potter titles. This magnificent collection of books has taken the world by storm bringing the wonderfully creative imagination of […]

19Jun 2017

On 14th June 2017, our year six pupils set off on a magical trip to Harry Potter World. This incredible trip was packed with magic and wizardry as the children got a real taste of this fantastic creation by author JK Rowling. The first book is now fast approaching its twentieth anniversary, which we plan […]

24May 2017

Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and things that really matter is something we care about. Traditionally we have used printed letters but delivery of these can be unreliable; they are also expensive, take time to produce and are not […]

24May 2017

On Thursday 18th May 2017, a selection of pupils from year five and six took part in the Pearl Izumi Croydon festival cycling competition. With Croydon passionate about getting more and more people to cycle, the borough is delighted to be hosting a stage of the Tour Series for the third consecutive year. This year […]

24May 2017

Breakfast Club is a time for fun, a time for food, and a time for learning. In this case, the children have been learning about knitting and crochet and have created some amazing items, which can be seen in the gallery below. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

24Apr 2017

Since the start of the debate club, which is now in its second year, our children have been developing their skills in presentation and research. This term, we participated in a special debate, which was presented to the school and parents posing the issue “Tablets should replace text books”. In this video of highlights from the day, […]

24Apr 2017

May is almost upon us and our year six pupils have been working hard preparing for the forthcoming SATs week, which runs from 8th – 12th May 2017. In this video, we talk  to the girls about Wednesday after school tuition and Saturday tuition plus some very useful software they have been using to prepare for this […]

10Mar 2017

Welcome to Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School Newsround and a very special bulletin. This video round up is devoted to our newly designed washrooms. These truly unique washrooms are specially designed to both inspire and relax our pupils. They can choose between a tropical waterfall or a tranquil beach.

10Feb 2017

On Thursday 9th February 2017, our entire year five student body set off to the world famous Science Museum in the heart of London. The children had a truly fun packed and interesting day as they toured this amazing hot spot for knowledge in our capital. The children were absolutely buzzing with excitement on route […]

30Jan 2017

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School is very pleased to announce that the new reception area is complete and it looks amazing! Our office staff are as pleased as punch with the new space and cupboard area now available to them. Our parents have also commented on how welcoming the new area looks. Its a real show […]

05Jan 2017

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School is very proud to announce that our very own Mrs Durrant took part in a video promoting the use of the fantastic educational software Purple Mash in school with our Year 6 pupils. To watch the promo video, please click on the play button.

16Dec 2016

The year four girls have been extremely busy in rehearsals for their amazing production entitled “The Miracle Child”, which will be presented to Parents and Carers this week. The story is about a selfish little girl called Rikki who learns the true value of Christmas and changes her ways. The play is very loosely based […]

16Dec 2016

On Friday 9th December the children and staff at Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School looked a little different as they came to school wearing their bedtime slippers and woolly hats! It was all for a good cause though as the money raised went to Shelter who do some really wonderful work for homeless people. We took […]

12Dec 2016

Self defence classes are held every Friday by local Martial Arts expert Justin. The club costs £35.00 for a seven week course. The latest course term has just completed so if you would like to consider this class for your child for the new term, please contact the school office for more information.

07Dec 2016

On Wednesday 7th December the Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School Choir set off to the Whitgift Centre, Croydon to take centre stage for theiur amazing Christmas Carol Concert to raise much needed money for St Christopher’s Hospice. The girls delivered a fantastic performance, which was very well received by the gathering crowd of shoppers and on […]

30Nov 2016

In November, a selection of year five children set a competition for pupils to design a healthy recipe using the ingredients of their choice. The winners’ prize was to cook their meal for a group of friends from their class. We took some pictures throughout the process, which can be seen in the gallery below. […]

21Nov 2016

Welcome to Winterbourne News and our November edition. This newsround is jam packed with important dates of the many exciting events we have in store for you leading up to Christmas so please have your diary handy. We will summarise all of the dates at the end and of course, you can find all of […]

21Nov 2016

On Wednesday 16th November Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School took part in Enrichment Day. The day celebrates our girls learning and uses many different methods of learning through workshops to help with team building, creativity, developing new skills, brainstorming and confidence building in order to develop creative thinking. We collated a series of pictures and videos […]

21Nov 2016

The girls have all been working very hard on all subjects. We are very proud of their work, which can be seen around the entire school in the shape of some beautiful displays that have been created. So that you can all see the displays at home, we have taken some pictures of them all. […]

07Oct 2016

On Friday 30th September, the WINTERBOURNE Girls set up shop for our cake sale to help raise money for the Macmillan Fund. The cakes were both baked here with Mrs Mcdowell and also donated by children, parents and staff. The total raised has not yet been accounted; however, we will let you know the final […]

07Oct 2016

On Thursday 6th October 2016, our year five girls hosted an amazing performance for the entire school, parents and carers to celebrate Harvest Festival. The theme of the performance was water and how important water is to every living thing on earth. The concert offered some beautiful singing, dancing poetry and drama. It was a […]

04Oct 2016

Dear Parents and Carers, We would like as many parents as possible to complete a food behaviour related survey during October.  This can be done electronically at the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FF_Parent_survey

08Sep 2016

Next week on the 13th September, the school will be celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Roald Dahl and all lessons/activities will be focussed around this global event.  To commemorate the life and works of this illustrious children’s author we are asking all children to participate in the celebrations by coming into school dressed as/in: […]

23Jul 2016

On Wednesday 20th July 2016, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School hosted the Year Six Celebration of Achievements Award Night. All year six parents and children at our fantastic evening of achievement dressed to impress, which you can see in the red carpet gallery below. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for coming […]

12Jul 2016

Our Year Six girls have been busy rehearsing today in preparation for the “Celebration of Achievements Award Night”, which takes place on Wednesday 20th July 2016. The evening begins at 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start. All year six parents are invited to our fantastic evening of achievement. Our year six girls will be dressed to impress and […]

12Jul 2016

As part of an end of year treat, our year six pupils will be visiting Legoland in the heart of Windsor on Thursday 14th July 2016. At the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort there are over 55 rides and attractions where children can fly through the treetops to escape fearsome dragons, ride the thrilling rapids with a […]

11Jul 2016

WJGS would like to invite all year four parents to our Soundtrack Concert, which takes place on Friday 15th July at 11:15am. You will have the opportunity to see your daughter play the instruments that she has been learning in a concert celebrating their achievement in music this year. The classes will play and sing […]

19May 2016

Welcome to Winterbourne Newsround and our May edition. This months main news items are: Zumba dancing Harry Potter Studios HMI Inspection Report Olympic Trip Last day of term To watch this months bulletin, please click on the play button. You can find all of our video blogs on our Vimeo channel.  

19May 2016

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School made the local headlines this week. After a very positive HMI Inspection, which took place on 29th April, local newspaper “The Croydon Advertiser” tells us how the our Head Teacher and the leadership team at WJGS have made some very positive improvements since the previous inspection in October 2015. To read […]

18May 2016

The pupils of year three at Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School have been experimenting with their green fingers this term as they have been busy growing Sun Flowers for the local Thornton Heath Recreational Ground. Once the Sunflowers have reached 14 inches (approx. 40cms) they will then be transported to the grounds and planted there for […]

18May 2016

Dear Parents, On 29th April 2016, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School underwent an inspection. The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require improvement following the section 5 inspection in October 2015. It was carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. The report for the inspection has now been […]

28Apr 2016

In March, we reported that our new book exchange scheme would be starting in April after the half term break. We are very proud to announce that the new book exchange scheme is in full swing and the children are all taking part and really enjoying this fun scheme. We caught up with the team […]

28Apr 2016

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School is proud to announce that we have some amazing new IT equipment for the children to help enhance learning capabilities and research options. The new equipment includes the new Chromebook. The Chromebook is a new, faster computer. It starts in seconds, and offers thousands of apps. It has built-in virus protection, […]

28Apr 2016

On 21st April 2016, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School and schools right across the UK joined together in celebration for her Majesty The Queens 90th birthday. We had an amazing party with delicious food and decorations. The party took place in our playground. It reflected the street parties that were happening all over the country during […]

28Apr 2016

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School now has a new and exciting feature in the playground. We call it “the pod”. The Pod is our interactive streaming video screen designed by the digital education company Anomaly. Anomaly aims to provide a proven digital alternative to interactive learning by providing a bespoke service that utilises digital technology equipment […]

23Mar 2016

After the Easter break on 14th April 2016, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School will be starting a brand new book exchange scheme entitled “Book Exchange”. To promote literacy and encourage reading for fun, children are asked to bring in any books that they have read and exchange them with another book that has been donated by […]

23Mar 2016

On Tuesday 22nd March 2016, our year three pupils hosted an amazing concert for their Spring Celebration this year. Parents and carers were invited to a spectacular concert of amazing singing in the assembly hall in front of the beautiful Spring backdrop created by the children and staff of year three. The parents enjoyed the […]

23Mar 2016

Well the day has finally come and the children and staff at Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School were all raring to go for Sports Relief 2016. Throughout the day, the staff had organised a plethora of sporting activities for the children, staff and parents to take part in to raise money for this amazing cause. Of course, we […]

23Mar 2016

On 3rd March, Winterbourne Junior Girls School celebrated World Book Day 2016. Our theme was “Bedtime Stories”, which involved the children and staff coming to school in their pyjamas and sharing their favourite bedtime stories in class. It was a great day enjoyed by all. We took some pictures on the day, which can be […]

22Mar 2016

Dear Parents, over the past month, we have had a few cases of head lice reported at our school. In order to prevent any opportunity of further cases, we have provided the downloadable document below, which will help you detect and prevent head lice spread at home. To download this flyer, please click on the […]

22Feb 2016

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School now has a class blog written by the Monthly Shield News team. The blog is available to anyone who has a school login for J2E. All children at WJGS should now have a login. If not, please contact the school office. This blog is jam packed with news and views on […]

22Feb 2016

Dear Parents, Our front gate now has a new secure entry system. The gate will open freely before 9am so that children and parents can come in to school in the morning and then again at 3:30pm for collection. Anytime inbetween, visitors will need to press the buzzer for entry. To access the school: Press […]

22Feb 2016

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School is proud to announce that our school has been voted “top user in London” for the new homework initiative Purple Mash created by LGFL. Purple Mash is an award-winning website for nursery and primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and exciting way. […]

20Feb 2016

On 3rd March 2016, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School will be celebrating World Book Day 2016. Our theme will be “Bedtime Stories” and the children are invited to attend school in their favourite pyjamas. Throughout the day, Class Teachers will be going from class to class reading their chosen bedtime stories to our children. Our Headteacher […]

18Jan 2016

Welcome to Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School Newsround and our first news bulletin for this term. The girls discuss many amazing events on the horizon, plus our on-going SATs tuition weekend classes held every Saturday. To watch this months news, please click on the play button.

10Dec 2015

Former Olympic long jumper and our wonderful Headteacher, Mrs Berkeley-Agyepong was recently interviewed by The Croydon Advertiser about what drew her into teaching after her fantastic career representing Britain as part of our Olympic team. During the interview, Commonwealth games silver medalist Mrs Berkeley-Agyepong talks about her illustrious career as an Olympian and her career in […]

04Dec 2015

Welcome to Winterbourne News and our last video bulletin for this term. This months video blog will be jam packed with important dates regarding events happening from now up until the end of term so please make a note of any diary dates that are important to you. To watch this months newsround, please click […]

04Dec 2015

This Christmas morning, 100,000 children in Britain will wake up without a home. That is why on 4th December 2015, Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School are putting their foot down – in some festive footwear and donating £1.00 to Shelter. The girls and staff have all come in to school today wearing their favourite slippers and […]

11Nov 2015

Today the Head Girls of Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School commemorated remembrance day today at The Cenotaph located outside the Croydon Library beneath the Clock Tower in Katharine Street, Croydon. Remembrance Day marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. Known as the Great […]

23Oct 2015

Welcome to this months newsround with our new year five team. The girls talk about some exciting trips, school visits and performances in this months bulletin. To watch the news, please click on the play button below. Have a great half term everyone. See you all back at school safe and sound on Monday 2nd […]

01Oct 2015

Winterbourne Junior Girls School has now introduced four new house teams to our school. These four house teams are as follows: Frank House (Blue): Named after Anne Frank, Holocaust survivor and author of the book “The Diary of a Young Girl. Arc House (Green): Named after Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and French Heroine […]

01Oct 2015

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School are very proud to announce that our recent cake sale for MacMillan raised a wonderful £320.00!!! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers who took part in the charity cake sale and helped us raise this money for such a worthy cause. Welldone to everyone! […]

30Sep 2015

Our website classroom pages now have new pictures taken today of our amazing children all hard at work in the classroom. To view the new pictures, please visit our classroom pages, which can be found in the main navigation under the heading “Learning Zone”. For quick access, please click on your year group via the […]

02Sep 2015

We are so very proud of our gifted and talented children here at Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School. One of our year six pupis, Aaditri Vyas recently wrote a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron congratulating him on his recent election victory and Mr Cameron very kindly wrote back in response to this letter. […]

09Jul 2015

Welcome back to Winterbourne news and our last bulletin by our current year six team. They will all be moving on to secondary school after the summer break. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for working so hard to bring us our newsrounds every month. We will miss you all. In […]

09Jul 2015

The whole of year four have been busy learning how to play a selection of instruments with the group “sound start”. In this video, you can see how well the children have progressed as they play a concert for the school. To watch the video, please click on the play button below. Class 4E Concert […]

09Jul 2015

To help our year six pupils prepare for their move from Primary to Secondary School, they have been working with the ICE Arts Foundation CIC founded by Kocoa Brown who have been helping the children understand and deal with the emotions involved in change and moving on. Today, the children took part in an exercise […]

18Jun 2015

Welcome back to Winterbourne News. In this bulletin the girls tell us about some amazing events both past and forthcoming so please make sure that you have your diary at hand to get those dates down. We hope that you enjoy this newsround and we look forward to seeing you next month for more news […]

22Apr 2015

Welcome back to Winterbourne News. The girls cover a plethora of subjects including some fantastic singing from some of our year five girls. To watch this months news, please click on the play button below:

22Mar 2015

Winterbourne news – March 2015 Welcome back to Winterbourne news and a special edition. In this bulletin, the girls interview some of our gifted and talented children who entered a debate competition. You can hear their speeches in the two extra videos below. We also hear about the forthcoming SATs and how hard our girls […]

12Feb 2015

February News Welcome back to Winterbourne News. In this edition, we speak to some Year five pupils about some workshops that they are currently involved in, we discuss the SATs weekend tutorials, TFL visit to our school and much more. To watch the video, please click on the play button.  

10Dec 2014

Merry Christmas It’s Christmas Lunch day today at Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School and at Midday today, the girls and staff sat down to a delicious traditional Christmas dinner. Our news team were at hand to take pictures of our wonderful feast, which can be seen below. Merry Christmas everyone! Gallery For a larger view, click […]

10Dec 2014

It’s very nearly Christmas here at Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School and we have lots of exciting events coming up before the end of this term. Here are our news team to tell us all about what’s coming up as they deliver their last bulletin for the year. We will see them all again in January. […]

14Oct 2014

Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School is very proud to present our brand new website for 2014. Our new website now hosts some cutting edge technology allowing you to view our website with ease across a number of platforms such as ipads and android tablets, smart phones, Macs and PCs. Our website will recognise which platform you […]