Due to reduced staffing capacity and social distancing requirements - caused by COVID-19 - we are unable to provide a safe environment for pupils at this time. The school is currently closed to most pupils, including those with a designated place.

If you are a key worker and you cannot care for your child, please contact the Local Authority at 0344 800 8020.

We will be offering critical key worker places after the Easter Holidays on a first come, first served basis.

Places are very limited due to staffing levels and social distancing regulations.

If you wish to be considered for a place please contact office@howard-jun.norfolk.sch.uk stating your child’s name, what your critical key worker role is and why you don’t have any current childcare provision.

We will also be offering places to a few vulnerable pupils under strict criteria.

All applications will be considered on merit and we will contact successful applicants to inform them of their allocated place.



"Together Everyone Achieves More"


Our school motto is Together Everyone Achieves More. I personally feel that this summarises our school, one which is at the ‘heart’ of the local community. A vibrant learning hub where everyone is welcomed and supported. A school where children are instilled with a life long love of learning.

Howard Junior School (Academy) is proud of all the wonderful day to day achievements that our pupils make. Each one is celebrated. I do hope if you visit our school, you can see by the children’s smiles and enjoyment of their academic pursuits, what a great school Howard Junior School is.

We are firmly committed to equality for all and an ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda. Our vision is to empower students to accelerate and personalise their learning by enabling them to effectively engage and collaborate with their peers, their community and the real world through the use of technology.

Our last OFSTED report rated the school as GOOD, I do hope you will kindly take the time to read it.

Many thanks,

Mr Gregory L. Hill





We are firmly committed to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our ethos and values contribute to making this objective a reality. These are outlined below:

All children have the right to attend a school that provides a safe, supportive and inspiring educational experience.

The Academy is a place where children progress academically, socially and morally.

  • All children have the right to aim high and be given the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to pursue their dreams and ambitions.
  • Academy staff, pupils, parents, governors and members of the local and wider community all have a vital role to play in the development and progression of our children.
  • Everyone in our Academy is a learner; we progress together and in doing so continually strive to shift boundaries and exceed expectations, ultimately to the benefit of our children.



Australian High Commissioner thanks Howard School in King’s Lynn

January 27, 2020

Children at Howard Junior School in King’s Lynn have raised more than £500, including £233 at a cake sale today. Children have been making cakes to sell with help from mums and dads. The school was earlier presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom by North West…


Praise for Gaywood school from down under

January 23, 2020

A story in Your Local Paper has resulted in a West Norfolk School receiving recognition from the acting Australian High Commissioner.  Howard Junior School at Gaywood was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the London embassy for its efforts to help the wildlife caught up in the devastating Australian bushfires. North West Norfolk MP James Wild…


MP gets involved with Gaywood school’s Australian wildfire efforts

January 22, 2020

North West Norfolk MP James Wild will be supporting Howard Junior School’s fundraising efforts in aid of native Australian wildlife tomorrow. Mr Wild will be joining in with the pupil’s charity cake sale at 10am as the school raise funds for Wires, a charity rescuing native Australian wildlife in distress due to the wildfires disaster. Headteacher Gregory…