Howden Junior School

"Caring and Sharing"

Address: Howden Junior School, Hailgate, Howden. East Yorkshire. DN14 7SL
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Welcome to Howden Junior School in the historic market town of Howden. Our school ethos is “caring and sharing” and this is the heart to our school. At our school you will find a community of people – pupils, staff, governors and parents who are all supportive of each other. Our children find themselves in a busy and enthusiastic learning environment where there is always much to do, see and learn. Please have a good look round our website to find examples of the curriculum at Howden Junior School.

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Thank you to all our wonderful  parents, family members and staff for helping on family gardening day. A huge thank you to Christopher Burr at Laburnum Home and Garden Services for helping us to organise this fantastic event.  The garden area is looking fabulous.

Good luck to the Year 5 cycling team who are taking part in the Cycle 4 Life Challenge at York Velodrome today.



April 2019
Congratulations to all the pupils for showing outstanding work this half term. Thank you to family and friends for joining our assembly.

We have had a very busy week!  The Book fair started on Wednesday and has been a huge success.  The children celebrated World Book Day and came dressed in some fabulous costumes. We finished the week with a Music Assembly; Kitty played the cello, Luca played his guitar and the choir sang songs from the Young Voices concert; which was enjoyed by the whole school and parents.

Shrove Tuesday:
Our children enjoyed pancakes with strawberries and golden syrup!

The whole school enjoyed a fabulous workshop by the Young Shakespeare Company. The children really engaged with the artists.

We have received great feedback from parents:

“My daughter, in Year 3, has talked non stop about a Midsummer Night’s Dream ever since. She has been talking in detail about a wide range of characters and what happened in the play. She loved the performance. It is lovely to hear an 8 year old so engaged in Shakespeare”

“Year 4 parent – really enjoyed the experience, never stopped talking about the experience and has put his stage name on his wall”

February 2019
Congratulations to all the pupils for showing outstanding work this half term. Thank you to family and friends for joining our assembly.

Come and join us! Celebrate reading at our Book Fair from Wednesday, 6 – 8 March 2019 : 3.20pm – 4.00pm. All welcome.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and happy New Year.


At Howden Junior School we remember …

Over the past week, we have been exploring the significance of this centenary celebration of people wearing poppies

A warm welcome back to everyone as we start this new academic year.

We have already an incredible start to the year after a busy summer with an extensive decoration and soft furnishings job from the school hall, corridors and the Morgan room. Even the staff room has been given a new lease of life!

The newest area in the school is our learning lounge, an idea which came from our school council. The room had once been the ICT suite but it has now had a new face lift and it is an environment designed for music, reading and small group work. We have just a few finishing touches but an official opening.

As you can see from the photographs everyone has had a fabulous start to the year with the range of work been covered – well done everyone we are proud of you.

Thank you for your continual support

Miss Cawthorn and the Governing Body




Thank you to all parents for supporting the children on sports day.   The children had an enjoyable and busy morning taking part in sporting activities.
Congratulations to Raleigh who were the overall winners of the day.

Thank you for supporting our charities this week, Cans in the Park and Hedgehog Haven.
Nearly 2000 cans have been donated locally from businesses and schools.  The sale of paper hedgehogs and buns raised £112.85 for Hedgehog Haven.  Well done.

A massive thank you to all the parents and family members who helped on Family Gardening Day. Two skips down and look at the results. Fantastic!


Thank you to all parents and carers that reacted so calmly this morning after we closed the school after receiving the bomb threat.

We really appreciate your understanding at our decision to close the school at what was a difficult time.

Thank you

Thank you to all pupils who brought in their Easter egg competition entries.   They were all amazing. The first prize winners were: Humpty Dumpty Wall by Lucy – Year 3, Ladybird by Martha,Year 4 –
Flowers for Mum by Joshua, Year 5  and Mrs Hunt by Archie, Year 6.

Gist recently visited school and all the children learned about how to stay safe around large lorries. The children had the opportunity to sit in the cab!

World Book Day kicked off with an awesome assembly with teachers taking on the theme of Robin Hood.  A huge thank you to all parents for helping with costumes; the children looked amazing dressed as their favourite book characters. The children took part in a variety of activities including a book safari.




What an amazing athlete! Adam Duggleby, MBE, British cyclist visited school on Friday, 23 Feb.He represented Great Britain in the 2016 Rio Paralympics as a sighted pilot for visually impaired cyclist, Stephen Bate.  The children met with Adam and learnt about his sporting career to date. In addition he presented an array of Gold and Bronze medals marking his success in the Paralympics.

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Notice of Events 2019

18 July      Leavers’ disco – Shire Hall : 6.30pm – 8.00pm (all year groups welcome)
19 July      Leavers’ Assembly: 9.00am – 10.30am

2 Sept       Inset day (no children in school)
3 Sept       Return to school
5 Sept       Y5 Residential Parent meeting 5.30pm
11 Sept     Individual school photographs

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