News and Upcoming Events

End of Year Letter from Mr Emery

Dear Parents,

I write to mark the end of another very busy and successful term at CJS.

Thank you!

I would like to say thank you to everyone involved with the work of the school:

Thank you to all our parents for your support over the year; it is vital we continue to work together in partnership to help our children achieve their very best. A special thank you to all the PTFA who attended our final assembly this morning. Your help and support is invaluable to the school and has made a huge difference to life at CJS.

Thank you to all the staff. I feel very privileged to lead such a committed and professional group of people who are prepared to “go the extra mile” for the children in their care.

Thank to Paul Withey, our Chair of Governors, and all the governors who work tirelessly behind the scenes to help CJS keep improving and developing.

Thank you to all the pupils. Their energy, enthusiasm and talents continue to inspire me each day.

The CJS Way

Thank you to all the parents for sending in a stone for the children to decorate. Each individual design is unique and special, just like the children; together they make a beautiful path to mark the 50th Anniversary of the school. It reminds us that we are all on a journey together and together we can achieve great results! Well done everyone.

Summer Reading Challenge

All children should have received a leaflet about the “Animal Agents” Summer Reading Challenge 2017. Please see the following link and encourage your child to have a go at this. What could be better than choosing 6 free books to read over the holidays? A privilege card will be given in assembly to any child who completes the challenge.

Swim Safe

There has been coverage in the media regarding the dangers of swimming in open water. We have covered this in assembly recently. If you are planning on being near the sea, a river, lake or reservoir, then please see the PowerPoint from assembly and the poster (both available to download below) to help keep all our children safe near water.

Year 6

Well, the years have flown by and it is time for Year 6 to leave. They performed the Leavers’ Evening on Monday, where pupils and staff collaborated to write and create a very heartfelt and entertaining evening. They enjoyed their disco last night and many were emotional as they sang for one last time in assembly this morning. The PTFA have given all Year 6 a CJS Memory Book, which they are very keen to get signed by pupils and staff. Year 6 voted for their favourite song to sing in assembly this morning, which is “Dare” by Gary Barlow:

“There are coastlines in your heart, you won’t reach if you don’t start.

Set a course for off the chart and keep sailing if you dare.”

They are a talented group and have achieved great academic results; moreover, they have been a great bunch to work with and we wish each and every one of them continued success and happiness in the future.

We look forward to seeing you all on: THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER 2017.

I wish you all a good break over the summer and hope you enjoy time with family and friends.

J Emery

Y6 Residential Trip 2017/18

Please see the letter below regarding the residential trip for 2017/18 Year 6s in June 2018.

Summer Reading Challenge

Please encourage your child to get involved in the summer reading challenge 2017 at their local library and online. We would love to see what the children have been reading over the holidays. Click here for further information -

50th Anniversary Celebrations - Friday, 14th July 2017

On Friday 14th July we will be celebrating the 50th Birthday of CJS. Here are the arrangements for the day:

Dress Code

Children are invited to come to school in non-uniform. There is not a donation or charge for this.


Pupils are asked to bring the hats they have made at home in to school on the day. There will be a prize per class, announced in assembly.

Pebbles/Large Stones

We ask that all pupils bring in a large pebble or stone to paint. If you have spare ones, we would welcome them. Once painted, these will be displayed around school. (Please see the PowerPoint from Mrs Price on the website, under News and Upcoming Events


There will be a whole school assembly in the morning consisting of:

  • Hat competition winners
  • Singing of songs through the decades 1967-2017
  • Performances from pupils
  • Wishing CJS Happy Birthday


During the day, pupils will be working in classes and with their Buddy Class too. Activities include:

  • Paint a stone
  • Investigating the number 50.
  • Creating poems and chants about CJS.
  • A special playtime in the afternoon where we will be doing ‘Wake and Shake’, a Penalty Shoot-out and have some fun photos
  • There will be time in class during the afternoon to celebrate with music, cake and juice.


After School

Once we have locked the gates, we will be opening our school up from 4.00 pm using the hall entrance.


If anyone is interested in coming to have a good look around the school, view old photographs of the past and talk to any staff and governors (past and present), then please do come along. We are still trying to get in touch with former pupils, parents, staff and governors, so please pass this invitation on to them.


Thank you

Thank you for your support as we celebrate 50 great years for CJS. The school has a strong tradition of high standards and community spirit; we hope this will continue for many years to come.

Please download the following files for more information:-

50th Celebration - Stone Path


Year 6 Transition Day Visits to Chellaston Academy - please see the letter below about the visits on Monday 3rd July and Thursday 6th July 2017

'PRIMARYFEST' Day at Chellaston Academy- please see the letter below about how to enter your child or call in at the school office to collect a form.

School Class Photographs - please see the flyer below about this Friday's class photographs.

Manchester Attacks - Please see below the PowerPoint  from Mr Emery's assembly on the Manchester Attacks and a copy of Derbyshire County Council's leaflet on how to help children cope with traumatic events.  Here is a link to the Newsround clip shown and the inspirational poem read by Tony Walsh

PGL Parents' meeting - Tuesday 23 May (not 16 May as stated on the Important Dates 2016-2017) 6.30 pm in the School Hall

Derby Book Festival 9 - 17 June - please see the flyer below

Home-School Communication and Social Media - please read the letter from Mr Emery.

GroupCall Xpressions App - instructions on how to download the App on to your phone can be found at  By receiving text messages this way, you will be saving the school money! 

Year 6 Coffee Morning - Friday 31st March -  see file below for further information. Please respond to the text message to confirm your attedance. Thank you. 

Files to Download

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Chellaston Junior School

Maple Drive, Chellaston, Derby, DE73 6PZ

Main Contact: Mrs Maureen Slack, School Office Manager

Tel: 01332 701460

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