Welcome to Carterhatch Junior School


(Road safety video made by Y5 children, July 2015)

Thank you for visiting our web site.

As a “good” school on the journey to “outstanding,” we work hard to create an environment where children will be happy, grow in self-confidence, thrive academically and make the most of the many opportunities we offer. We pride ourselves on the pursuit of excellence both inside the classroom and out and in encouraging children to develop their talents, discover new interests and prepare for the world beyond school.

We care about results, but not exclusively. We believe education is about more than grades: it is about awareness of the world, about independent thought, about values. It is about the benefits of team sport, of culture, of academic ambition. It is about learning with enthusiasm. It is about growing up in a caring community where all, staff and children alike, are passionate about what they do. That is what we aspire to deliver.

I very much look forward to welcoming you into the family of Carterhatch where, as partners in learning together, we strive to provide the very best for your child.


Paul Barraclough,

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our children and expect all staff to share this commitment. All staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check.