- St Helen's is an Academy
Junior School for 7-11 year olds in Essex.
- St. Helen's is a happy, caring
school where we love and follow Jesus.
- We aspire to make learning
enjoyable and challenging for everyone.
- We work in partnership with our
school family and wider community.
Aims of the School
- The school aims to educate children
to a living and active faith, to develop intellectual skills, to
promote qualities of mind, spirit and imagination, by helping
children search for God, to come to know Him and enter into a
personal relationship with Him.
- By providing opportunities for
children to experience and enjoy a wide variety of creative
activities, music, art and craft and drama, to encourage
self-reliance, self respect, self confidence and self-discipline.
- To develop and satisfy an
intellectual curiosity about the environment.
St. Helenís Junior School was built in
1973 to replace the previous school in Ingrave Road, Brentwood. It
serves the Catholic parishes of Brentwood and Warley, Ongar and
Ingatestone. There are fourteen classrooms, ten in the main building and
4 classrooms in the new block. The school has a dual-purpose hall used
for assembly, school Masses and school meals. The hall is well equipped
Physical Education activities. There are changing rooms for boys and
girls. The administrative area consists of a room for the Head,
secretaries, staff and medical room. There is a fully equipped ICT suite
which can accommodate 32 pupils, plus additional laptop computers for
use in classrooms.
The school has a heated, covered
swimming pool, used throughout the year by the Junior School and some
schools in the area. The schools playing fields are adjacent to the
The school is situated in a pleasant rural area within 10-15 minutes
walking distance from Brentwood Town centre.
St. Helenís Junior School Academy is first and
foremost a place of learning. Great emphasis is placed upon creating a
caring and happy environment.
On behalf of the Governing Body, staff and
children, I would like to welcome you to St. Helenís Catholic Junior
School. If your child is to join us soon, we hope that this will be the
beginning of a very happy time for you and your child. We look forward
to meeting you many times in the course of your childís career at the
This website will tell you a great deal about our school and we hope you
find it useful and informative. However, if there are other aspects of
the school you would like to know about, please do not hesitate to
contact us. We welcome visitors and are very happy to show prospective
parents around the school and answer any questions you might have.
Appointments can be made by telephoning the school office.
We believe that the school is a happier place if parents and staff work
as partners in the education of the children. We expect high standards
of behaviour and effort from all children and welcome the support of
parents to this end.
The school aims to provide a secure and happy environment for your
child. It seeks to be a community which complements the home and the
parish in attempting to live out the values of the Gospel and Catholic
faith. We work to ensure that children who attend St. Helenís Catholic
School receive both a balanced and thorough education, one which
encourages all children to work to their full potential.
Mrs. B. Laraway - Headteacher