As Assistant Head Admissions, my focus is to support families from the point of first contact through to the moment when their child leaves LJS. I also oversee the EYFS and work closely with our fantastic Reception team and children. For me this is truly the best of both worlds – I still teach across EYFS and KS1 and have that all important contact with the children, whilst also able to look ahead to our future LJS communities.
I have been at LJS since 2002, when I joined as a Year One teacher before moving up to Head of Infants in 2005. We always talk about ‘the LJS Family’ and it really does feel that way. Our school is small enough for everyone to know everyone and yet big enough that everyone can find their own place. My daughters both completed their primary education here and benefitted hugely from everything LJS has to offer. My eldest, who went on to our local state grammar school, has recently graduated and has just started her first job as a primary school teacher, while my youngest daughter attended Oundle School and is now studying Performing Arts…so we are a living testament that LJS really does prepare children for the right senior school for them.
I can honestly say that LJS and Oundle are very special places, for both staff and children alike. I consider myself most fortunate to have been part of the LJS family for over twenty years and still marvel at the fact that there is never a dull moment – for all the right reasons!
It is my privilege to be able to welcome you to LJS, no matter what stage you are at in choosing a school for your child. Please do not hesitate to contact me; I am always happy to advise you.
Mrs Rachel Waterhouse, Assistant Head Admissions
Laxton Junior School
T: 01832 277159
"Pupils’ highly developed social skills are underpinned by the fact that they feel school is a safe and welcoming environment, where they can have fun learning together in their supportive community."Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, June 2022