It is my great pleasure to warmly welcome you to the extraordinary Laxton Junior School (LJS), an independent day school for boys and girls aged 4 to 11. LJS is an intrinsic part of the Oundle School Foundation, and as such offers the perfect preparation for children joining Oundle School, or, indeed, any school of choice, aged 11.
At LJS, our philosophy is not just a set of words, but a guiding principle that shapes every aspect of our educational journey. It is rooted in a deep belief that every child is a unique individual with boundless potential, and it is our responsibility to nurture and unlock that potential, empowering each child to become the best version of themselves.
We believe in the transformative power of a simple yet profound truth: everybody is somebody. We cherish the idea that every pupil, every teacher, every member of our community brings something exceptional to the table. It is through this diverse tapestry of talents, perspectives, and experiences that we truly shine as a school.
In our hallways, classrooms, and playgrounds, you will find a mosaic of dreams, aspirations, and accomplishments. We create an environment that fosters belonging, where every voice is heard, every talent is recognised, and every story is valued. We cultivate an atmosphere of respect, empathy, and appreciation, understanding that each child’s journey is significant and deserving of celebration.
Borne from a commitment to the benefits of a personalised education, our curriculum is tailored for each child. Through this, we empower pupils to embrace their individuality, to explore their passions, and to reach for the stars. We inspire them to discover their own unique strengths and talents, nurturing their self-confidence and belief in their limitless potential. LJS children take risks, dream big, and pursue their aspirations with unwavering determination.
At LJS, happiness and emotional wellbeing are valued just as much as academic success. In a school where everyone in the community feels known and secure, creative minds are inspired. Our culture is built upon the premise that happiness breeds success, and that children learn best when they experience a genuine sense of care and are appreciated for their unique qualities.
I feel hugely honored and privileged to be leading this phenomenal school and the best way to experience the LJS magic is to visit. I would be delighted to show you around our school, introduce you to our extraordinary children and the staff who work so hard to provide them with an exceptional education, and discuss how we can provide the best possible start to your child’s schooling. Our Open Mornings are a great opportunity to come and find out what makes the school so special, or alternatively, we would be happy to arrange a personal visit.
We believe that every child is a unique individual with boundless potential, and it is our responsibility to nurture and unlock that potential, empowering each child to become the best version of themselves.Mrs Lydia Waller, Head, Laxton Junior School
Our latest edition of The LJS Review for the 2022-23 academic year can be downloaded here.Laxton Junior School Review 22 - 23