Solent Junior School
Our School

The Curriculum

The Solent Schools’ curriculum consists of: the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (Year R), and the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects. These subjects are taught within the context of our schools, engaging and inspiring our children in a way which is relevant to them and their lives.

An enrichment programme for each year group also ensures that pupils are given opportunities to learn alongside specialist sports coaches and dance teachers, and also to create and perform music with specialist music teachers. A range of experiences are built into our curriculum to ensure first hand learning where possible and a range of extracurricular activities are on offer to give our children the opportunity to showcase talent - in both creative and physical activities.

Each term, we provide a detailed outline of the themes and topics for each year group within curriculum maps and knowledge organisers.

Please visit the discrete curriculum pages for more detailed information about each subject.


The School and the Surrounding Area

Solent Junior School is a warm and caring school community where every child is valued as an individual. We provide a curriculum that will inspire, motivate and engage our children and foster an understanding and love of learning. We aim to equip our learners with the skills necessary to succeed in life in the 21st century.

We encourage our children to take part in the wide variety of enriching opportunities that Solent offers: clubs, music, performance, residential trips and, of course, Rock Challenge! The strength of partnership between home and school enables our children to become confident, successful and responsible young people with high standards of academic achievement.

We hope that you enjoy exploring our website and that you are able to gain an insight into our school, our values and ethos.

The school is situated within the north eastern boundary of the City of Portsmouth. Parents often refer to Drayton as a village because of the strength of the local community that they find here. Solent was first established in 1925 and enjoys a good reputation within the area.

Solent is a three form entry junior school with 12 classes and 360 children on roll. We have strong links with Solent Infant School which is situated close by.

Executive Headteacher: Mrs L Wilby