Herne Bay Junior School
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Welcome to Herne Bay Junior School

We are a large junior school serving the centre of Herne Bay. Our website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

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Farewell to Mrs Thornton

The children said a fond ‘farewell’ to Mrs Thornton today. She has taken on a number of roles in her 14 years’ service including Cleaner in Charge and Senior Mid-Day Meals Supervisor. Mrs Thornton has been a big character in the school and she will be missed by us all. We wish her well for the future.

Canterbury Jazz Festival

On Saturday 4th November, the Herne Bay Junior School Jazz band performed in the Spiegeltent at this year's Canterbury festival alongside children from primary schools across East Kent.
Schools involved were: Herne Bay Junior School, Bridge and Patrixbourne CofE Primary School, Priory Fields Primary School (Dover), Phoenix Community Primary School (Ashford) & Goat Lees Primary School (Ashford) We were also joined by special guests from the Simon Langton Girls Grammar School Jazz Band led by Mr Peter Cook.

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Recently, HBJS have been given an absolutely heroic opportunity in Year 5! From the word ‘heroic’, we are sure you can guess what the fantastic event relates to… SUPERHEROES! The children came dressed as their favourite superheroes and even their own personal heroes. For example, there were doctors, Olympians, soldiers… and even teachers! This incredible event was to bring a thrilling end to the topic of Heroes and Villains. It has been an amazing first term and we look forward to many more topics throughout the year.


Our children have been using their artistic skills to put the sparkle back into Christmas and help light up our town for the festive season. Herne Bay Junior School became aware that there was a fundraising initiative to raise money for the Christmas lights and immediately wanted to find a way to support it. Mrs Kingman said “we don’t want our children to miss the magic and wonder of Christmas that the town lights provide. Christmas is about children and families giving and receiving and who better to raise this profile than the children themselves?”

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Today we had our harvest assembly and as in previous years our chosen charity was Porchlight. We invited Nathan a representative to attend on behalf of the charity. It was great to see a wonderful performance from Year 5; the whole year group took part in a production of 'The Little Red Hen' where they discussed the importance of harvest and helping others.

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