Firside Junior School is a co-educational school for children from 7 to 11 years old. It is the popular and natural school of choice within Hellesdon and attracts many pupils from a wider area.
We offer a stimulating environment for learning, where every child can thrive and do well. We believe that every child deserves the best education possible and we aim to provide just that. We set out to give children a sense of purpose, encourage their confidence and to enjoy learning. Children are happy and do well at Firside.
We regard our partnership with parents and carers as vital for each child’s success. With support from home, we feel confident of enabling children to make the most of the many opportunities that lie ahead.
We are committed to providing the best education possible, to meet the needs of every pupil. We aim to do our best to help every child do his or her best, so that they may become the best they can be. We believe education should be concerned with every aspect of a child's development. We therefore provide a wide-ranging set of planned learning opportunities for them to experience. Our aim is to help every pupil to develop the ability to realise his, or her, aspirations, to acquire the attitudes, understanding and skills to become a successful learner, a confident individual and a responsible citizen.
Firside Junior School officially became part of The Wensum Trust on 1 September 2016.
As part of The Wensum Trust, our school benefits from a wealth of opportunities to help achieve the Trust-wide ethos of developing happy and engaged children at all stages of the educational journey.
The Wensum Trust has schools situated within three geographical hubs across Norfolk, providing seamless transitions from early years through to sixteen plus. The City hub has schools in and around Norwich, the Rural hub includes schools in and around Acle and the Coastal hub comprises schools on the North Norfolk coast.
All three hubs work closely together to provide a rich and diverse range of experiences for children within all Trust schools. Community partnerships, often unique to The Wensum Trust, are developed locally with organisations such as the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, North Walsham Rugby Club and Wells Sea Cadets, and made accessible across all three hubs. This creates an educational approach which is far broader and deeper than just the academic national curriculum and builds opportunities for all children to discover where they excel and to develop into confident, healthy and fulfilled members of society.
For more information on The Wensum Trust, please visit their website using the link below.