Applications are now being accepted for children to join Hook Junior School in September 2021. If your child is currently attending year 2 of Infant School you must apply for a Junior school place before 15 January 2021 when the application window ends.
Moving from Infant to Junior school is a big step for children and we understand that you want to make the right choice of school for your child.
Applications are made via the Hampshire County Council school admissions pages.
It is likely that you made a similar application three years ago when you applied for your child to join an Infant school.
If you are applying for a place at Hook Junior School, please be aware of our catchment area. This will affect the offer you are made. Applications made from parents of children who are in-catchment will be given priority over those further away.
Hook Junior School is a four form junior school located in the centre of Hook and is accessible via the Hook Community Centre Car Park, Hartlett's Park and Mitchell's field. We are lucky to have lots of open space including a large playground, field and other areas.
Children are organised into four year groups. In year three there are four classes.
Each year group is accommodated in a single area of the school, keeping children together with other children of their own age.
The school day begins when children arrive at school from 8:30. In the morning, learning is focused on core subjects.
In the afternoon, children will often study their termly topic, physical education, music, modern foreign languages and more.
All children are expceted to wear our school uniform.
We believe that wearing a uniform is one of the foundations of our school community.
All children will become a member of a house group.
House groups stretch across classes and year groups and unite children in achieving shared goals.
School meals can be provided for children in all year groups.
Meals are chargeable and children are invited to choose their meal from a rotating menu if healthy foods.
We expect that children will attend consistently in order to maintain their learning potential.
Good attendance is key to achieving the age-related expectations.
When you enrol your child, a partnership is formed between you, your child and Hook Junior School.
In order for our partnership to be successful we all work together in accordance with the Home School Agreement.
The transition to Junior school begins in the summer term when we liaise with your child's current school to understand their learning progress and needs.
Key information for prospective parents on our website
These key sections of the school website are relevant to all prospective parents:
- School Uniform: uniform expectations and details of how to purchase
- School house groups: house teams and colours
- School Meals: an explanation of the meals that can be provided for your child
- The Home School Agreement: explaining the partnership and commitment of all parties in educating your child
- Absence and Attendance: attendance expectations for all pupils and responsibilities of parents and carers
- Events Calendar: details of all forthcoming events, including term dates
- Letters for Parents and Carers: we publish weekly and occasional letters here
All children complete their home learning activities via SeeSaw, our online learning platform. We have already provided you with a username and password for your child to login. If you have not received this, please let us know by emailing the school office. You can find the address at the foot of this page. Home learning will usually consist of:
- Weekly spelling list – high frequency words, words following a spelling rule, new curriculum statutory requirements for spelling
- Reading daily
- Times tables practice; we use Times Table Rock Stars and will provide your child with login information when they join us.
- Two pieces of maths home learning per week. These are only ten minute activities and are revision of what has been taught in maths that day or week.