Freeman’s Endowed Church of England Junior Academy is a two form entry school of some 240 pupils. The school has a strong Christian ethos and links with the parish church of St Barnabas. Freeman's is part of the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET) and we have a strong working relationship with the Trust and the schools within it. 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 Curriculum Maps
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.