Hook Junior School is a County Junior School for boys and girls aged 7-11 within the Hampshire Local Authority. The Junior School was established in 1987 and shared a site with the neighboring Infant School until 2016 when the school was expanded.
In 2017, Ofsted carried out a two day inspection and rated the overall effectiveness of Hook Junior School as 'Outstanding', meaning that pupils are well equipped for the next stage of their education, making good progress in all subjects and achieving well. Quality of teaching is consistently good in a safe and caring learning environment and this can be seen in children's enthusiasm for their school.
Location and Catchment Area
A four form entry school comprised of thirteen mixed ability classes, numbers on roll range from 365 to 390 and continue to increase with the growth of the local population. Larger than many Junior schools, Hook Junior School serves a popular, large village community in North East Hampshire. The Governors aim to admit all children who live in Hook, children who have attended the neighbouring Infant school and also children beyond the immediate catchment area. Admissions to school are via the Hampshire Local Authority where you can also view our current Admissions Policy.
The school is divided into 13 mixed ability classes, four classes in year 3 and three classes each in years 4, 5 and 6. There are approximately 28-34 children in each class. Most children enter in year 3 from Hook Infant School, with which we have very close links and excellent transition arrangements. Once children are assigned a class in year 3 they remain with this class until year 6.
We have a large Hall, a Music Room, and an additional classroom for use with groups of children and whole class teaching. The school sits within extensive grounds incorporating two playgrounds, a large sports field and several ourdoor spaces suitable for a variety of learning activities.
The people who form our school team are highly valued and are our best resource. In additon to our full time teachers, we employ an Inclusion (Sendco) Leader, a Learning Support Assistant in each class, three Business Administration staff, a Librarian, a Site Manager and a team of Lunchtime Supervisors.
“Pupils make good and often outstanding progress throughout the school”
“Relationships between staff and pupils are excellent”Ofsted, January 2013
Excellent and Enjoyable Educational Experiences for Every Child
Children are at the centre of everything that we do and their needs come first. We aim to give them the attention they deserve and encourage them to become fulfilled and active citizens prepared for their future beyond our school community and prepared for life in the twenty first century.
We offer a curriculum which encourages and enables all children to achieve their best in academic and non-academic subjects. We aim to develop the skills, confidence and independence children need to be ready to go on to Secondary School with the capacity and capability to become happy, caring adults who contribute fully to the wider community.
We have an enthusiastic and dedicated team of staff, all of whom are valued for their individual and collective contribution to the children’s life at Hook Junior School. Our Governing Body fully supports the school and is actively involved with the staff to drive school improvement. The HSPA (Hook Schools Parent Association) work hard to ensure that the school is at the heart of the community and that the community supports them in fundraising to further support our provision for children’s education.
Together we are a committed team, very proud of our school and its achievements.