Our School

Dear Visitor

Thank you for looking at our school website and I welcome you most warmly to the John Flamsteed Community School family.

I am tremendously proud of the achievements of our wonderful school and I am delighted that students flourish here both academically and personally. Our school motto ‘We are ambitious, We are committed, We are proud’ encapsulates the vision that we share for every child; our ambition that every child achieves their academic and personal potential, students show commitment to their education in many ways and that their personal and community pride underpins all aspects of school life.

We are an ambitious community and our attractive uniform, reflecting our patron’s interest in the night sky (John Flamsteed was the first Astronomer Royal), with navy representing the sky and silver representing the stars, is an example of this ambition. As the Headteacher of this school, I am always pleased to hear positive comments about how smart our students are as this reflects their positive behaviour both in and outside of school.

If there were a single factor that I had to choose that made John Flamsteed Community School unique, I would say that it had to be the quality of the teaching. We have a Deputy Headteacher with the specific brief to lead teaching and learning across the school and under her expert guidance, all teachers have adopted an ‘Accelerated Learning’ model to their teaching. This means that every single lesson requires for a series of activities rather than one long one, with pace and stretch at the centre of the learning experience. I am convinced that this approach has led to and will continue to lead to a further improvement in standards. In fact, as seen in our Ofsted report, excellent teaching and learning was observed in many different subject areas.

I hope that this website gives you a flavour of our school. We are in the unique position that our traditional ‘catchment area’ only accounts for 50% of our admissions and we are delighted to admit children from a variety of local Primary schools stretching to those within roughly a 8 kilometre radius of our school. Do have a look at our prospectus on the front page for a more detailed picture of our wonderful school. If you are interested in applying for a place for your child either mid-year or for the beginning of an academic year the application form can be found on the front page of the website or alternatively, please contact our admissions officer, Mrs Hampton for information on hamptonj@jfcs.org.uk.

If your precious child or children are fortunate enough to be a part of John Flamsteed Community School, I give you my personal pledge that our whole school community will strive to do our very best to ensure that they receive first class education that will help shape their future lives as successful, fulfilled and confident adults, whatever their starting points.

I ask the students at John Flamsteed to dare to dream about their futures. What will your child’s dream be?

With my very best wishes,

Louise Hilton

Head of School
John Flamsteed Community School