Etterby Scaur, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 9PB
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Austin Friars Junior School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 76. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Carlisle and one of the 3 best primary schools for 7 miles.
Austin Friars Junior School is an independent prep day school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the junior division of Austin Friars, an all-through school to age 18. Austin Friars Junior School fees range from £3,250 (Rec) to £4,750 per term (2023/24).
Average class size
Austin Friars Junior School has one class per year and an average class size of 16 pupils.
At the end of Year 6, most Junior School pupils move up to Austin Friars School.
The Austin Friars Junior School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and also includes PSHE, philosophy, French, Spanish, Latin. Topic-based teaching for history and geography for infant classes. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips for Years 2, 4 and 6.
Specialist teachers for speech & drama (infants), sport, music and languages throughout, for art and science from Year 3, and for DT and philosophy in Year 6.
Sport at Austin Friars Junior School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Austin Friars Junior School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and up to half take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Three choirs and some instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Find another school near Austin Friars Junior School
Austin Friars (0 miles); Lime House School (8.1 miles).
William Howard School (9.5 miles); The Nelson Thomlinson School (12.3 miles); Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith (19.7 miles).