"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.


From notepad to iPad at school

February 19, 2013

[singlepic id=725 w=320 h=240 float=none]Teachers asking pupils to power up their iPad minis is set to become as everyday as asking them to open up a book at a Gaywood school. Howard Junior School has bought 30 of the seven-inch tablet computers as part of plans to give children the latest technology. Another 18 are…

Rocking out the old-school way

November 26, 2012

[singlepic id=635 w=320 h=240 float=none]Pupils at Howard Junior School got in touch with their inner rockstar when the school was transformed into a School of Rock for the day. Headteacher Gregory Hill said: “This innovative and special day saw all of the teachers dressed up as everyone from Freddy Mercury to Kiss. “A local legend…

Pupils toast up some treats at Tesco

November 9, 2012

[singlepic id=615 w=595 h=395 float=left]Pupils from Howard Junior School visited Gaywood Tesco to learn about baking – from making the bread to selling it. Class teacher Georgia Newell said: “My year threes made cookies and bread, they put items through the tills and have been doing some writing about their experience.” Community champion for the…