Thank you to everyone who came to support our children at Sports Day. The children enjoyed an amazing afternoon of sport!

Welcome to Burnt Oak Junior School

Thank you for visiting our website. We are a very busy school with lots of amazing learning taking place everyday. Everyone at Burnt Oak Junior School have the highest aspirations for all the children and we are constantly striving towards excellence in everything. We are a unique community with a 'family ' feel that nutures and cares for everyone who is part of it with an ethos of putting children first.

We are proud to be part of The Pioneer Academy which is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this committment.

‘…and the main thing is learning’.

Mrs Jill Ivil  -  Head Teacher

Upcoming Events

Embedded Calendar

Year 6's residential trip to the Isle of Wight

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Last week our year 6 travelled to the Isle of Wight for annual their residential trip. All of the children enjoyed visiting a variety of locations including Black Gang Chine, Robin Hill Country Park and the Owl and Monkey Sanctuary. The weather was glorious and all the children came back with lasting memories.

For more photos please look in the gallery at the bottom of the page.

The Pioneer Cup

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On Tuesday 23rd May, chosen children from years 5 and 6 represented Burnt Oak in The Pioneer Cup. This took place at Redhill Primary School where Stewart Fleming, Belvedere and Broadmead all took part as well. The children completed in football and netball matches and athletics events. Unfortunatley we did not win any of the trophies with the football A team just missing out on penalties. However all the children made a fantastic effort and showed great sportsmanship. Well done!

It's Science week at BOJ!

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Science week got off to a fantastic start today with an assembly from the 'Fizz Pop' science company. Gooey Stewy engaged all the children in his 'Science Friction' show and called upon several volunteers to help him out!

Super Science!

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Year 3 and 4 invited their Grandparents in to participate in a science lesson. The children and their Grandparents enjoyed learning scientific facts, taking part in experiements and learning about genetics! Everyone finished the session by learning something new and exciting about science! Thank you to all our Grandparents who attended.

Year 6 at Chessington

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All of year 6 had an early start in order to have a full days worth of fun at the Chessington World of Adventures. All of the children worked so hard last week during their SATs tests that this was a treat for them to have some well deserved fun! The children also had a surprise visit to Kaspa's last Friday where they endulged in lots of sweet goodies.

BOJ In Local News!

To celebrate all the fantastic work that was done at Burnt Oak Juniors in Maths Week, an article has been published in the Newsshopper Online.  Click the hyperlink below to read the article. maths year 3(3)

BOJ cafe opens for Year 6 SATs week

SATS breakfast 2017

To support the children during SATs week, the children in year 6 have been invited to come into school early to have breakfast together. They have all come in with a healthy appetite and have enjoyed the goodies on offer. We wish them all the best for this week as they take their SATs tests in Reading, GPS and Maths.

Eggscellent Easter Hats!

Easter hats winner 2017

To celebrate the forthcoming Easter break, we had an Easter Hat parade. All the children had the opportunity to create an Easter themed piece of headwear. Each child wallked the long cat walk to show off their marvellous creations to the sounds of everyone cheering and clapping. The judges had a very difficult job but the eventual winners were Daisy and Mason from year 3, Alfie and Connie from year 4, Buddy and Scarlett W from year 5 and Ellie and Billy from year 6. Well done to all the children who entered and for all the parents support in making this event such a success!

BOJ goes crazy for Comic Relief!

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It was a crazy Friday at BOJ this week as the whole school supported Red Nose Day. Over the past couple of weeks all the children have purchased red noses being sold within school. To celebrate Red Nose Day the children had to have crazy hair or wear crazy socks - most children had both! Some of the hairstyles were very creative: Rapunzel in her tower, an ocean of fish and a hot air balloon! Thank you for supporting this charity event.

Year 5 at the Science Museum


Year 5 were lucky to be able to visit the Science Museum this week to suport their topic 'Mission to Mars'. They saw various exhibitions about the different planets and learnt what it would be like to be able to travel into space. All the children behaved themselves beautifully and had a great time.

Google Expeditions Visit


'Amazing, awesome, brilliant!' These are some of the words the children used to describe the Virtual Reality Expeditions visit provided free of charge by Google.

We were lucky to have a Google associate visit the school. She brought with her 60 smartphones and VR cardboard goggles for all of the children to use. The sessions were led by the teachers in order for the children to experience all of the Virtual Reality expeditions, to places such as the solar system, inside the human body and the Borneo rainforest. They throughly enjoyed the experience.

In the afternoon, we were pleased to welcome Years 1 and 2 from Chatsworth who used ipads to look through a window on the world.

Educate Celebrate showcase

Educate Celebrate


This week several children represented the school at the Educate Celebrate showcase in London. They joined forces with children from Belvedere Junior School and Stewart Fleming Primary school to sing two songs about diversity and equality. Mrs McManus and Mrs Murray accompanied the children and were very proud of their performance and behaviour throughout the whole trip.


To end the half term we celebrated with a 'Rainbow Day'. We are part of the 'Educate Celebrate' programme that promotes equality and celebrates everyone's differences. At Burnt Oak we welcome and treat everybody fairly and equally regardless of their race, religion, disability, age, gender or sexual orientation. All the children had a great day and even though the weather was dull outside the school was alive with the colours of the rainbow!

Maths Week at BOJ!

The Happy Puzzle Company Workshops

There were lots of exciting maths events that took place in our maths week. All the children took part in a workshop led by The Happy Puzzle Company which helped to develop thinking skills, maths and logical thinking. 

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Welcome to all our Grandparents

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As part of the BOJ maths week, we invited our Grandparents into school to test them on their mathematical and problem solving skills. Each class had a variety of learning activities  that involved the children and their Grandparents using their mathematical knowledge and skills. Lots of fun was had by all and the Grandparents were treated to a cup of tea and a biscuit for their hard work and resilience!

Thank you to all of you who attended.

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Solving problems together

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We invited all our parents to come into school to join us for a maths lesson. The teachers planned problem solving learning activities to demonstrate all the different mathematical skills that we teach in school. All the children and parents had an enjoyable time learning together. Thank you to all of you who attended and your continued support.

Year 4 visit to Shah Jalal Mosque

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Year 4 had the opportunity to visit the Shah Jalal Mosque in Sidcup this week. This was to support their RE topic and gain a deeper understanding into religious practices of Islam. All the children showed great respect throughout the trip.

Thank you to eveyone at  the Mosque who took their time and welcomed BOJ into their place of worship.

Dominic Herrington visits BOJ!

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We were very honoured to have Dominic Herrington, the Regional Schools Commissioner, choose Burnt Oak Junior School to host his meeting here today.  Many CEOs of academy chains thoughout the South East and representatives from the DfE attended the meeting and all of them were impressed with the children and our amazing school. Please see Dominic's tweet below.

Can you find Mr Mason-Ellis in the photo?

TPA Friendship Poster competition

Friendship poster winners

The Pioneer Academy held a competition for the children to design a poster promoting 'Friendship'. The overall winners for the academy were:

KS1 Huda Arif S  from Chatsworth Infant School KS2 Sukhjit K from Belvedere Junior School.

Our Burnt Oak winners were:

1st Prize - Mia P  4S

2nd Prize - Isabelle W  6M

Joint 3rd - Evie M  4S and Teddy C  4M

They all received vouchers for the cinema so they can invite their friends along!

Well done to  all the children who entered the competition!

Year 6 cake sale for Crisis

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Year 6 held a cake sale after school to raise money for the homeless charity 'Crisis'. They have been learning about the charity within school and wanted to raise money to support them. Thank you for all your kind donations.

Children in Need PJ day

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On Friday all the children and staff came to school in their PJs or onesies in order to raise money for Children in Need. We managed to raise over £200 for the charity. Thank you for your kind donations.

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Poppy Appeal


With your kind donations we managed to raise £403.87 for this fantastic charity. Thank you.

Reading Week!


This week has been reading week with lots of fantastic learning activities taking place! We invited Grandparents in to complete reading tasks alongside their Grandchildren, every class had the opportunity to have a story telling workshop and parents were invited in to take part in a guided reading session! Thank you to everyone who has made this week so enjoyable. Your comments have been very positive and we will be holding similiar events for you to share with us when we have our maths week in the Spring Term.

We love reading at BOJ!

Evie S

BOJ's Got Talent

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Burnt Oak was alive with a variety of amazing talent acts for our annual talent show! There were children singing, dancing, doing gymnastics, playing many musical instruments and even magic! We are all so proud of every child who had the courage to get up on the stage and take part. We are so lucky to have so many talented children at BOJ!

THE WINNERS! (pictured above)

Year 3 - Reese and Ben

Year 4 - Evie M and Andrei

Year 5 - Kimberley & Jessie, Emma, Andrea, Grace A, Kiera L and Isabel S

Year 6 - Reis, George M and Max & Dexter

Young Writers Winner at BOJ!


We are very proud to announce that Joshua from 3R was the overall winner of the poetry competition organised by Miss Farrer. His poem has been published within a poetry book called 'Once Upon a  Dream'. Many other children from BOJ and other schools have also had their poems published and parents have had the opportunity to purchase their own poetry books to keep. Well done to all the children who wrote such creative poems!

Year 5 visit Kagyu Samye Dzong Temple


Both year 5 classes had the opportunity to visit a Buddhist temple to support their learning within RE. They were allowed inside the temple and were given a tour of the beautiful building. All the children were very respectful and displayed fantastic behaviour throughout the trip.

Year 4 at the Natural History Museum


Year 4 visited the Natural History Museum to support their topic 'Active Planet'. They saw many wonderful sights including a reproduction of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius onto the city of Pompii in AD79. All the children were impeccibly behaved throughout with several members of the public commenting on their fantastic behaviour. Well done year 4. You have made us proud!

World Book Day 2017

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The school was alive with all sorts of amazing book characters to celebrate World Book Day. All the children and staff dressed up as different characters and the children spent the day involved in a variety of learning activities centered around different books. Thank you to Miss Farrer who organised the whole day and thank you to all the children and parents who made a such a brilliant effort with all the costumes!

Graduation time at Burnt Oak


We were very proud to celebrate the graduation of 12 of our Year 6 pupils as part of The Brilliant Club. All the children worked closely with Dr Ruth McDonald, a PhD tutor at Royal Holloway, towards an assignment that was very challenging. All the children passed successfully and we celebrated by inviting their families  and the whole school to celebrate in a graduation ceremony. We are very proud of all the children's amazing achievement!

GB Sprinter Luke Lennon-Ford at BOJ!


We were very lucky to have GB sprinter Luke Lennon-Ford visit our school this week. All the children took part in the Sports for Schools sponsored event which Miss Moore organised. They had to work through a circuit of fitness activities which they found enjoyable but challenging. Luke then gave an inspirational talk to all of the school about his career so far as a sprinter, his demanding training routine and his hopes for the future. The children then had the opportunity to ask him some questions. Well done to everyone who took part!

Year 3 meet the Bug Man


Year 3 had a creepy crawly experience recently when Martin 'The  Bug Man' came into school. This was to support them in learning about the wonderful creatures found in the rainforest. All the children (and staff) had the opportunity to handle and get up close with some amazing bugs and creatures.


Year 6 on The London Eye


Year 6 braved the cold weather to travel into London to experience a ride on The London Eye. This was support the book they are studying in class called 'The London Eye Mystery'. All the children had a great time and were very well behaved. Well done!

Marlborough School puplis visit BOJ

Year 6 with Marlborough school

Year 6 were very lucky to have pupils from Marlborough School join in with their PE lesson. The children from Burnt Oak designed special games for the children to play. A lot of fun and enjoyment was had by all the children who participated. Thank you to Miss Moore and the staff of Marlborough School who organised the event.

Pioneer Head boys and Head girls

Teddy and Belle at RH

Teddy and Isabelle visited Redhill Primary School  to meet up with some of the other Head boys and Girls within the Pioneer Academy. They had a tour of the school, joined in a lesson and had the opportunity to find out information about the other  schools. Both of them represented our school fantastcially well. We look forward to hosting a meeting a BOJ!

Inspirational Speaker - Natalia Cohen


We were very lucky to have Natalia Cohen come into school to give an inspirational talk. She was one member of the coxless rowing team that travelled across the Pacific ocean. She spoke to all the girls in years 5 and 6 from Burnt Oak, Belvedere and Stewart Fleming. All the girls were transfixed by her amazing story and the challenges she had to over come. Natalia said that their questions at the end were the best she had ever been asked!

Year 4 visit Hall Place

Year 4 Hall place

Year 4 visited the butterfly garden at Hall Place to support them with their current science topic. They had the opportunity to observe and learn about all different kinds of butterflies. All the children were very well behaved and had a great time.

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Year 4 visit Bexleyheath library

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This week, Year 4 travelled by bus to visit Bexleyheath library. They had the opportunity to learn all about how Sidcup and the local area has changed over time. This supported their current topic work within school.