Marlborough Junior School is a three form entry school for children aged between 7 and 11 years of age. We are situated in the Small Heath area of Birmingham and see ourselves as a key element in the local community. Currently, we have 360 children on role, all are Muslim with the majority learning English as an additional language. We come from a different range of backgrounds that bring a wealth of new and exciting ideas to school. The school has a religious determination and daily collective worship is Islamic. We are proud to be at Marlborough and see ourselves as part of an important partnership that nurtures on all levels to create a learning environment that allows everyone to develop in a safe and secure setting.
The children are given a wide range of learning experiences to motivate and enthuse them; this ensures that each child is supported towards achieving their aspirations and fulfilling their potential. We teach in mixed ability classes although increasingly the cores of English, Maths and Science are taught in sets. All twelve classes are staffed by a class teacher and supported by a member of the Senior Leadership Team delegated to each year group. In addition, the school employs 12 learning support assistants and 4 integration assistants for children who have specific learning needs.
The school building is 110 years old but is constantly being improved and redecorated so that the children enjoy working in a well furnished and decorated environment. The school places a huge emphasis on basic skills and enjoyment. We are also passionate about ICT and feel this is an important life skill that will benefit our children in the future. To support ICT the school has invested heavily and has 4 Suites of 30 laptops and 2 other area's for teaching ICT in small group settings. Physical Education, dinners and assemblies all take place in the central school hall. Children with special educational and language needs also have their own learning bases where they can work in small groups undisturbed by others. Outside, the playground has benches and play equipment as well as a shelter for parents who come to school to meet their children.