'Pupils at St. Helen's Juniors love their school'. . . . . . . . . . . 'The school's inclusive, welcoming atmosphere ensures that pupils are settled and happy'. . . . . . . . . . . 'Pupils consistently meet the school's high expectations. Their conduct is impeccable.' . . . . . . . . . . 'Pupils of all ages are proud to take on responsibilities.' . . . . . . . . . . 'Pupils enthusiastically embrace the many exciting things there are to do at school.' . . . . . . . . . . 'Reading is a high priority of the school'. . . . . . . . . . . 'Pupils with SEND are well supported to access the same demanding curriculum as other pupils and have the same breadth of opportunity.' . . . . . . . . . . (OFSTED September 2023)
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About Us

  • 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To develop and satisfy an intellectual curiosity about the environment.


St. Helen’s 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, medical room and a well sized meeting room. There is a fully equipped ICT suite which can accommodate 32 pupils, plus 3 full sets of iPads 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 building.

The school is situated in a pleasant rural area within 10-15 minutes walking distance from Brentwood Town centre.

St. Helen’s Junior School Academy is first and foremost a place of learning. Great emphasis is placed upon creating a caring and happy environment.