Our School History
BWJPS was established in 1984 by a group of parents as a Jewish School for the community. The aims were then drawn up by the Spear Trust (Jewish Educational Development Fund). The school has grown and developed, and now provides excellent State Education.
Our school is organised into 5 mixed-age classes: EYFS (Nursery and Reception), Year 1, Year 2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. Children enter school at 3 years old into the Foundation Stage, moving into Key Stage One which is Year 1 and Year 2, where the National Curriculum is followed. National Tests are completed at the end of year 2. Key Stage Two is years 3,4,5 and 6. National Tests or SATs are also completed at the end of Year 6 before pupils move the secondary school.
The school runs a Breakfast Club from 8am-8.45am. This club is run by qualified staff. Please ask the school office for prices.
School starts at 8.45am for all. If your child arrives after 8.55am, please report to the school office so that your child can be marked in the register. From Monday – Thurday, school ends at 3.30pm for children in EYFS. For children in Years 1 – 6, the school day ends at 3.45pm. On Fridays, all children finish at 3.30pm.
This equates to 34.75 hours.
Early finishes begin on Friday afternoons between the months of October and March – in line with Shabbos times. These are either 1.30pm or 2pm finishes and are detailed on our school calendar.
2pm finishes result in 33.5 hour weeks and 1.30pm finishes result in 33 hour weeks.