At Freeman’s Endowed (C of E) Academy we aim to provide all our children with the best possible education in preparation for secondary school and beyond. With this in mind we are developing our curriculum to further meet the needs of our children. We have chosen to implement the Cornerstones curriculum as we believe it will enable us to create a stimulating,
engaging and aspirational curriculum for all.
Cornerstones provides us with a curriculum linked to the national curriculum and covering the key skills that the children need to master in Key Stage 2. Each year group will undertake six integrated learning projects during the academic year. These integrated learning projects are broken down into four distinct sections. These are:
| Hook learners in with
Set the scene and
provide the context
Ask questions to find
|Teach knowledge to
provide depth of
skills and allow time
making and doing.
writing and talk
Enable and assess
of previously learned
working and problem
Identify new steps for
As Principal of Freeman’s Endowed C of E Junior Academy, I want the community surrounding our school to share my feelings of excitement, challenge and dedication. The everyday at Freeman’s will shout at visitors from every wall, every flat surface, every desk, every whiteboard & every lesson. I believe that all who visit our school will be amazed by the awe, enjoyment and engagement on the faces of our children. Our staff team create interest, spin curiosity, develop reflection and open doors through which the children may choose to enter later in life, while never losing sight of the standards they need to achieve or accepting anything less than their best effort.
All of the above is based on our core values of FORGIVENESS, ASPIRATIONS, HONESTY, RESILIENCE, RESPECT AND FAITH.
There are many examples of our values in the Bible and they are deeply embedded within the Christian Ethos of the school.
“Then Peter came to Him and said, ‘Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.’” Matthew 18:21-22.
The aspirations of good people end in celebration; the ambitions of bad people crash.Proverbs 10:28
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.James 1:26
Jesus Christ told us that we would have tough times, but He also reminded us that He would always be with us. If He’s always with us, then He will help us. Be strong in Him and seek peace by keeping your mind on Him. We must stop dwelling on the bad. Resilient Christians look past their troubles and put their mind on Christ.
“Respect your father and mother” is the first commandment that has a promise added: “so that all may go well with you, and you may live a long time in the land.” Ephesians 6:2-3
“Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road. Mark 10.52
Freeman’s Endowed Church of England Junior Academy is a two form entry school of some 240 pupils. The academy has a strong Christian ethos and links with the parish church of St Barnabas. Our Christian values are our guide to working and living together in our learning community. They are: Forgiveness, Honesty, Respect, Resilience, Aspirations and Faith. All pupils and adults associated with the academy are encouraged to live by these values every day.
Pleasantly situated opposite Bassett’s Park in Wellingborough the school is housed in an attractive Victorian building with a sympathetically designed extension which dates from 1996. The school was originally in a building in Oxford Street, long since demolished. A picture of the original building can be seen in the Morrisons Supermarket that stands on the original site.
Most of our children come from our nearby feeder school, St Barnabas, from many and varied backgrounds and some children are drawn from elsewhere in the town.
Pupils enjoy a wide and challenging curriculum with many enrichment opportunities including residential experiences, visits from drama and re-enactment groups, peripatetic music teachers and experts drawn from the wider community. The school runs a popular breakfast club and there are many other extra – curricular activities including many sports clubs, creative activities such as drama and street dance and art.
For more details about the academy please drop in for a copy of our school prospectus .
Visitors are always welcome. If you wish to visit the academy please follow the link to the contact page and contact the academy administrator to make an appointment. You will be very welcome!
On behalf of the staff, governors and children, I would like to welcome you to our school website, where we hope you will gain an insight into life at our fantastic school, as well as finding all of the information you need. This is a really exciting time for the school and we welcome you to join us in the next steps of this journey together.
I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of a school where children are at the heart of all learning. At Freeman’s we combine our ethos of inclusion with exciting and challenging learning, high expectations and achievement of high quality outcomes for our children.
We aim to inspire our children to develop as confident, thoughtful learners who work hard to achieve their best, have fun and are proud of their progress. The staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for all of our children, while supporting them to develop as good citizens who contribute positively to society. Our children are given opportunities to discover new talents, try new experiences and develop a love of learning. Children are encouraged to think for themselves and take responsibility for their work and behaviour. They are encouraged to work collaboratively and co-operatively with others; to organise, enjoy success, learn from their mistakes and to relish challenges and risks.
Our school has a firm Christian foundation, with strong links to the local church, St Barnabas, and to the local community. Our school values are Faith, Aspirations, Resilience, Forgiveness, Respect and Honesty and these values are shared and understood by all members of the school community. We teach and promote key British Values that prepare our children for life in modern Britain and enable them to show respect and understanding of others.
We look forward to welcoming you into our school to meet the staff and pupils and to find out about some of the fantastic subjects, topics and events that the children are learning about! If you require any further information or wish to see the school "in action" please do not hesitate to contact us.
Mrs Fiona Hull
Year 3 Updates
Year 3 are given weekly homework that is set on a Thursday and handed back in for marking on Tuesday. This will be linked to the Year 3 curriculum. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Monday. Children are expected to read every day and we ask that an adult signs and makes a comment in their reading diary. This should be handed in every day.
How you can help
Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently. They should also be discussing their reading with an adult on a regular basis. You could use the questions in their reading diary for ideas. Ensuring that your child is regularly practicing their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.