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Crosshall Junior Academy Trust

Information for New Starters

Welcome to our school. On this page you will find useful links to various parts of our website/useful information to help you and your child to settle into our school.

The School Day

  • 8:35 - Soft Start- students may enter their classrooms via the Lunch Door. No need to queue. 
  • 8:45 - Registration begins
  • If your child is late, they must enter the school via the Office
  • 15:20 School day ends


If your child is sick and unable to attend school, you must let the school know by 9:00, either by calling 01480 475 972 or by using the online absence form found HERE.


Crosshall Junior School (CJS) will communicate mostly by email (please let us know if your email address changes). 

You will receive most emails on a Friday, which is our Letter Day. A copy of all letters sent are stored on our website. Click HERE to visit our 'Copy of Letters to Parents' page. Our weekly newsletter 'Crosshall Close Up' is also stored in this area. The monthly newsletter 'Crosshall Connects' will be stored in the 'Newsletter' section of our website.

We may occasionally text or call you. 

We also use a number of social media platforms to keep in contact with you:

Facebook -  CrosshallJuniorAT

Twitter - CrosshallJunior

Youtube - CrosshallJunior

Instagram - CrosshallJunior

The Connecting with Crosshall guide (attached below) captures the ways we communicate with you.

School Lunches & Payment

You may pay for your child's lunch/school trips via our online payment system. Click HERE. PLEASE NOTE CJS IS A NUT FREE ZONE. Please do not send in any snacks/meals that contain any type of nuts. Students require a bottle of water and a healthy snack for morning break.

School Uniform

School uniform can be purchased via our online store. Click HERE for more information. 

What's Happening at CJS

Please visit the 'Events' section of our website to see all upcoming events. If you wish to download all the events into your smart phone calendar, use your smart phone to access our website and click SUBSCRIBE on the events page. 

New Parents Information Handbook 

Please find attached our handbook for new parents. 

Buddy Packs - For Those Starting in the Middle of the School Year

Your child will be given a 'Buddy' pack during his/her first week. This will enable them to buddy up with a new friend and get to know the school a bit better. This pack also enables children to express their feelings about starting at a new school. Please find attached examples of the 'Buddy' packs.