Raysfield Junior School
School profile by Jon Bird
Raysfield Junior School is a two form entry junior school, situated between Yate and the village of Chipping Sodbury. It works very closely in a ‘soft federation’ with its partner school, Raysfield Infants School. There are eight classes, with seven full time teachers, one job share and a part time teacher, with responsibility for inclusion and intervention.
The children come from a very mixed socio-economic background, are broadly average to above average ability on entry and make good progress during their time at the school, achieving standards in line with the national average.
The school has particular strengths in the extended schools provision, especially in sport and the arts, with awards for Artsmark, Sing Up, Eco Schools and the national ‘Go4it award’ (for schools with a ‘can-do’ approach and improvement through innovation and enterprise). It also has effective systems in place for care for vulnerable children and multi-agency working.
Raysfield Juniors has a long history with UWE. Each year we support between two and five students.