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  • Applying for a school place - 2022

    Published 03/07/20

    We are so pleased that you have chosen to join our school community and we look forward to welcoming your child to Shirley Junior School in September 2022. 

    We understand the current situation is very daunting.  We would like to reassure you that we place a high importance on transition at Shirley Juniors and are continuing to work closely with the infant schools to ensure there is a positive transition even if it looks different to our normal provision.

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  • School Closed- 18th February 2022

    Published 17/02/22

    On the advice of Southampton City Council, the school site is closed on 18th February 2022. Learning will take place on Google Classroom from 9am.

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  • Latest Corona Virus Information

    Published 05/01/21

    January 2022

    Latest Government guidance

    'COVID-19 continues to be a virus that we learn to live with and the imperative to reduce the disruption to children and young people’s education remains.'

    How should schools record attendance?

    Where a pupil cannot attend school due to illness, as normally would happen, the pupil should be recorded as absent in the attendance register and the school will authorise the absence. Code I (Illness) should be used in this instance.

    Where a pupil is in self-isolation, in accordance with the latest information and advice from Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England, the school will use the relevant authorised codes required by the DFE.

    Where a pupil’s parent/guardian refuses to send them to school, the pupil should be recorded as unauthorised absence in the attendance register.

    Should you be in isolation with your children we have set up a page on both websites that can be found here:



    On this page there are useful links to websites and ideas that you can work with your child at home.  We have also highlighted basic skills that you can practise with them too. 

    We will continue to communicate with you regularly.  The updates are changing regularly and we will ensure to keep you as informed as quickly as we can.  

    Changes to self-isolation/testing

    From Monday 17th Jan 2022, people who are self-isolating with Covid 19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature.


    If after day 5 and 6 the result is still positive, you must remain in isolation until day 10 or 2 negative LFD tests on consecutive days, whichever comes first.

    If you are unable to take a LFD for any reason and continue to have a temperature, you must complete 10 full days of isolation.

    Anyone who develops 1 of the 3 main symptoms of Covid 19 should stay at home and self-isolate and take a PCR test.

    If your child has symptoms of Covid 19 and you take for a PCR test, please provide the evidence of the PCR booking and the test result to school via  Children may return to school if the PCR result is negative.

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  • Website and Google Classroom Webinar

    Published 26/11/20

    Last week Mr Hack (Network Technician) ran a live webinar to show parents around the website and give you an overview of Google Classroom. This was recorded and can be watched below.

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  • Shirley Junior School Remembers - 11.11.20

    Published 13/11/20

    This week the whole school has been developing their skills as reflective learners and spending time to develop their respect. As a school we have created a sign-a-long video to a song we would normally share in our reflection service with Grand parents at St James' church. We hope you can spend some time to reflect with us whilst watching. 

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  • Change of start/end times for Years 5 and 6

    Published 08/09/20

    Change of start/end times for years 5 and 6

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  • Letter from the PM's office!

    Published 29/06/20

    Congratulations to some pupils in Kingfisher Class who received a letter from the Prime Minister's correspondence officer!

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  • RSE Survey

    Published 16/06/20

    We have created an online form to advise and consult on the RSE curriculum. We would appreciate it if parents and carers could fill out the form by the 30th June.

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  • Grit arrives!

    Published 05/06/20

    We are delighted to share the design of our newest learning value!

    The final design, draw up by Miss Chalk, combines features from all 14 finalists, and we think it really represents the traits of grit.

    From September (however that may look), grit will be spotted around the school, hanging out in all the same places as the other learning values.

    Thank you and well done again  to our finalists!

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  • A message from Alex Horne

    Published 04/06/20



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  • VE Day Celebrations

    Published 13/05/20

    Shirley Junior School citizens spreading happiness and showing respect on VE Day 75 years later.  We are proud of our fantastic school community - thank you for sharing your brilliance with the wider community!

    A community apart celebrates together....

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  • SJS Citizenship Challenge - Spread a little positivity...

    Published 06/04/20

    SJS Citizens are spreading positivity through the community.....

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