Welcome to Costessey Junior School

Recent Events

Hautbois Activity Centre (Wednesday 18th May 2017)

On Wednesday, Year 6 visited Hautbois Activity Centre as a reward for all their excellent hard work and effort leading up to the SATs. It was a brilliant day (if a little soggy!) and it provided an abundance of out-of-classroom learning.

The children took part in a mixture of activities that included:

  • Abseiling
  • Orienteering
  • Archery
  • Crate stacking
  • Bushcraft
  • Shelter Building

As part of our English lesson on Thursday, the children wrote a Trip Advisor review for the centre. This included a variety of Year 6 writing features such as: modal verbs, relative clauses with parenthesis and the use of their senses to add detail.

Here are a few examples:

Year 2 Medieval Banquet 2017

Year 5 Harry Potter Trip 2017

World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017


Children’s University 2016

Thirty one children graduated with Bronze to Gold awards this year and one child, Naomi Beckett, who quite incredibly amassed more than 130 hours, graduated at the higher achievers event earlier in the month.

9V2A3325  IMG_0232

We are very proud of all children who graduated but also those who are ready to graduate but who, unfortunately, could not be accommodated at this month’s graduation ceremony due to the vast numbers of children who have achieved high levels of credits at both our Costessey Schools.  Costessey Junior School was very well represented the recent graduation ceremony, this was highlighted by the speaker and not lost on our 100% parent turn-out, who offered rapturous applause and cheers as our children collected their awards.

Success comes from parental support, encouraging children to participate in additional activities both in and out of school.  The development of after-school activities has offered children such an improved variety of clubs that there is little doubt that there is link between improved after school activities and the large number of children graduating.

Steps have already been taken to ensure that children leaving us in Year 6 can continue their Children’s University pathway at Ormiston Victory Academy and there is no doubt that OVA will now benefit from the steady stream of young graduates transitioning from us this year and beyond.


9V2A3335  9V2A3339

Learn with your Child Lessons

This week, Tuesday 5th July, was the turn of Mr Matthew’s maths class to learn with their adults.  We had a very wet time, estimating and measuring the capacity of different containers.  Thank you to all those who came along and thank you to Mr Matthews for letting us join your class.

DSC02502 DSC02503 DSC02504  DSC02506  DSC02505