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  • Doors Open at JRS

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    05 June 2020

    Doors Open at JRS for children in specific years.

  • Firefighters visit JRS

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    25 February 2020

    On Friday 14th February 2020, Fir Class were very lucky to have a visit from four firefighters and their fire engine. During the visit the childre...

  • The Ambulance Service visit Reception

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    28 January 2020

    As part of the Reception children's topic - "People who help us" they had a visit the ambulance service on Monday 27th January 2020. ...

  • Year 4 visit St. Nics Church

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    23 January 2020

    Year 4 have been learning all about stained glass windows in their Art/RE lessons this term. On their trip to St Nics church they had to turn detect...

  • Zoolab Visits JRS

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    23 January 2020

    The children in Foundation and Year one had a wonderful time meeting a selection of animals brought in by Zoolab this week. Children got to stroke i...

  • JRS 7-a-side Tournament WINNERS!

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    23 January 2020

    The Year 3/4 West Berkshire Schools 7-a-side tournament was held on Monday 20th January 2020 on the Park House astro turf pitches. The John Rankin...

  • JRS Healthy Eating Event

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    16 December 2019

    On Tuesday 10th December, John Rankin hosted a healthy eating event in our the infant hall. The following stands were set up for the children to t...

  • Year 4 Roman Day

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    14 December 2019

    The Year 4 children had a wonderful day dressing up in togas and tunics for their Roman day activities. As part of their homework project, they were...

  • Year 4 visit Chedworth Roman Villa

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    14 December 2019

    The theme during the Autumn Term for Year 4, has been ‘Italy’ and as part of this topic they have be learning about the way the Roman...

  • Winter Warmer

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    04 December 2019

    Wednesday 4th December was a chilly cold morning in Newbury. Parents and Carers were rushing to get their children into school. With cold hands and ...

  • Phonics Christmas Advent Calendar

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    04 December 2019

    The John Rankin Schools Phonic Christmas Advent Calendar went live on our school Facebook page on 1st December. Each day there will be a video inc...

  • New Kitchen Opens at the Infants

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    25 November 2019

    We were delighted to celebrate the grand opening of their new infant kitchen on Friday 22nd November 2019. For many years the lunches for the Infa...

  • Town Council Visit

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    15 October 2019

    The School Council had a lovely trip on 14th October 2019 to the Newbury Town Hall to meet the Mayor and her fellow Councillors, during their annual...

  • Our Junior Newbury Building Society is OPEN

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    10 October 2019

    The Year 6 cashiers were incredibly excited to welcome their first customers to the opening morning of their Junior Newbury Building Society. Thanks...

  • Smart New Signs

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    09 October 2019

    Everyone has noticed the smart new signs outside John Rankin but where did they come from? After the Junior office closed, the school had a proble...

  • Harvest Festival 2019

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    08 October 2019

    The generosity of our families over the Harvest Festival period was so heartwarming to see. Donations to the West Berkshire FoodBank included: sou...

  • Open Days

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    12 September 2019

    We are delighted to announce our new open day dates. We look forward to welcoming many prospective parents and carers to our school to look aroun...

  • Sending JRS love to Kenya.

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    12 September 2019

    We recently received these wonderful photographs from children in Kenya, following the delivery of our school uniform donation. It is so heartwarm...

  • Den Day 2019

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    15 July 2019

    Den Day 2019 was a fabulous day of den building in support of Save the Children. Save the Children are a charity who are there for children when dis...

  • Year 6 Leavers Celebrations

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    15 July 2019

    The Year 6 leavers celebrations have begun! The children enjoyed an afternoon of 'slip and slide' celebrating the end of a successful year...

  • Entertainment from the Newbury College Band

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    08 July 2019

    The Newbury College Band came to John Rankin to perform some of their hits to the children.

  • Year 6 go to Nuffield

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    20 June 2019

    On Monday's and Wednesday's, Year 6 have the excellent opportunity of visiting Nuffield as part of their 'Healthy bodies' topic. Her...

  • Year 2 Spread Joy at Argyle's Care Home

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    17 June 2019

    The Year 2 children continued their weekly visits to Argyles care home this week and enjoyed catching up with the residents and sharing stories abou...

  • Science Week Year 6

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    13 June 2019

    During Science week, Year 6 were lucky enough to be visited by two guest speakers: Dr Amy Brooks and Mrs Essex-Lopresti. The children learnt all abo...

  • OFSTED Inspection report - GOOD

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    11 June 2019

    We were delighted to receive our most recent OFSTED report for the Junior school. We are so proud of the result and all of the feedback from parents, ...

  • Financial Success

    News
    01 May 2019

    Some exciting news about our financial position.

  • St.George's Day

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    26 April 2019

    A wonderful assembly to celebrate St.George's Day.

  • JRS featured in The Guardian

    News
    09 April 2019

    UK schools are turning to foreign governments to fund languages

  • Adventurer Nick Carter visits JRS

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    04 April 2019

    Children at John Rankin Junior school were delighted to welcome back Adventurer and Explorer Nick Carter who returned to inspire them with tales of hi...

  • Year 6 trip to Rhos Y Gwaliau

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    28 March 2019

    Year 6 had a fantastic time in Rhos Y Gwaliau, taking part in many wonderful activities and making memories that will last them a lifetime. For some...

  • Year 2 Police visit…

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    28 March 2019

    Year 2, had a visit from the Police. Ziva in Mulberry class had written a Christmas letter to the Newbury officers thanking them for all their hard ...

  • Year 5 at Ufton Court

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    26 March 2019

    Year 5 had a fantastic learning experience at Ufton Court just after half term as part of their Tudor theme. The three classes went over the course ...

  • JRJ Choir

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    05 December 2018

    On Wednesday 5th December, members of the Junior School Choir joined with other local choirs to perform a wonderful Carol Concert at St Nic's ch...