Chellaston Junior School first opened in 1967. It has been extended a number of times over the years to the large school you see today. The capacity of the school is 512 pupils with 128 children in each year group.

The main school building comprises of 16 classrooms, library, multi-purpose hall and a variety of ancillary spaces. We run our own kitchen which provides meals for pupils and staff at Chellaston Infant and Junior Schools. The Hub is also part of CJS. There are two teaching spaces and other rooms used for meetings and visitors; the Zone (after-school and holiday club) also meet here.

Outside space includes a hard play area; extensive grass pitches; Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA); Millennium Garden; Maple Corner; Mount Jubilee (shaded area).

We are well resourced with Interactive White Boards in all classrooms. Children have access to laptops and iPads to support their learning.

Class Organisation

  • Pupils are organised into 16 mixed ability classes, 4 in each year group.
  • Our Assistant Head teachers are responsible for teaching and learning, standards of behaviour and discipline and the well-being of the children in each year group.
  • Each class has a class teacher, but pupils may be taught by other members of staff during their class teacher’s Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA) time.
  • Class teachers retain responsibility for the pastoral care of the children in their class.

The School Day

8.35am – 8.50am Gates open and children come straight into school

8.50am Registration

15 minute morning break

12.00pm – 1pm Lunchtime (half of the school)

12.20pm – 1.20pm Lunchtime (other half of the school)

3.20pm Home time

Timings within the school day may alter from time-to-time. During COVID times, the times of the end of the school day are:

3.10pm – Year 3

3.20pm – Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6

Assemblies are scheduled throughout the week during the afternoons.

In non-COVID times, there is a range of clubs on offer outside the normal school day.