Welcome New Year 7 Students 2022
Congratulations on securing a place at Bishop Justus Church of England School. Here you can find our Key Stage 3 Offer and some additional information from the borough.
Start date for new Year 7 students - Thursday 1st September at 08:30
From September 2022, Year 7 – 11 students will be required to wear a plain, dark grey V-Necked jumper.
Year 7 students wishing to wear uniform B will wear either a white open necked blouse or a white shirt with a tie.
All students will be able to wear a plain black polo shirt for their PE lesson. If students choose to wear a hoodie, they must wear the hoodie with the school emblem.
School Uniform can be purchased from;
- Graduates Schoolwear, 201 High Street, Orpington, BR6 0PF Tel: 01689 821439
- Bromley Schoolwear, 51 High Street, Bromley, BR1 1LE Tel: 020 8460 0032
Trousers and skirts can also be purchased at the following stores;
- Marks and Spencer
Friends of Bishop Justus
Dear Bishop Justus Parent,
We are really looking forward to working with you whilst your child is studying at Bishop Justus. We will ensure that transition into secondary school is as smooth as possible. Where possible we will do the following: visit primary schools to meet students and class teachers, invite students in for a morning if they are the only students attending from their primary schools, arrange an evening to meet their form group and students attend a taster day in July. We also run the Aquinas Summer Project for a week in August. I am sure that your child is excited by the new opportunities that they are about to embark on and ready for the new challenges ahead of them. Staff here at Bishop Justus are ready to support and develop your child through faith, love and learning.
Ms Hill - Learning Director For KS3
A Welcome Message from our Head Students
The transition into Year 7 can seem tough, scary and daunting. But among your first weeks here at Bishop Justus, you’ll realise that any fears quickly turn into excitement as you make new friends, join new clubs and become an integral part of the school community. Remember that you will be joining a cohort of students who are in the same situation as you and have an extensive network of teachers and support to guide you every step of the way.
We look back on being welcomed from day one as teachers and fellow students guided us through a new school lifestyle. This new chapter will present many exciting opportunities as you’re introduced to an array of subjects, taught by passionate teachers, and clubs which help boost academic studies as well as enabling you to discover enthusiasms and interests outside of a classroom. These passions will help you discover more about yourself and motivate you to achieve your full potential.
We also reminisce about thrilling school trips, taking us to places we had previously only read about, such as Belgium, London theatres, Iceland and team building days. This will no doubt add to the adventure and memories you will collect during this new chapter of your life. Ultimately, we consider the days of Year 7 to be the fundamental basis of becoming the people we are today. Packed with new experiences and spent with friends for life, the times to come for you are truly something to be excited about.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Alacey Brown and Ainsley Stone
Chaplaincy and Worship at Bishop Justus
Our Chaplaincy department looks after our worship and the Christian life of this Church of England school. It is led by Mr Kings, who is a teacher here as well as our Lay Chaplain.
Daily worship is an important part of school life at Bishop Justus, it is a time when our school family can come together and celebrate life in all its fullness.
Worship takes place every morning, mainly in tutor groups and focuses on our six Christian school virtues: faith, love, wisdom, hope, courage and kindness. We take this time not only to pray and worship, but also to discuss the big issues which are happening in the world around us and to share different opinions. Our worship also provides opportunities for stillness, as well as creative activities.
There is also the chance for students to become involved in the student leadership of worship and in doing so, develop their own leadership skills.
We are blessed to have our own school chapel which is a sacred space used for small group worship, prayer and also lunchtime activities.
We look forward to you joining our school family and worshipping together.
Mr. Kings - Lay Chaplain
The Bishop Justus Family Prayer Group
We very much view our school community as a family and parents and carers of our students are part of this family. We are also a Christian worshipping community and as part of his ethos, parents and carers of all our students are invited to attend a fortnightly prayer meeting on Zoom. These are very informal prayer meetings led by me, with a brief introductory reflection on a Christian message and then the meeting is open for prayer. There is no requirement to pray out loud, you can simply be present, or if you wish say a prayer and during the 30 minutes or so that the meeting lasts, everyone is welcome to join and leave as they wish. Email invitations are sent to parents and carers a few days before each meeting. This has been such a powerful and supportive aspect of our school family life and as parents and carers of our new year 7 students, you are very welcome to join us in September.
Meanwhile, may I leave you with our Bishop Justus school prayer, which is based on our six Christian virtues: faith, kindness, courage, wisdom, hope and love:
God of all, increase our FAITH.
Help us to extend KINDNESS,
be filled with HOPE:
and above all LOVE as we are loved.
(Grant us: Success through faith, love and learning.)
Life at Bishop Justus
Aquinas Summer Project
All students who have secured a place at Bishop Justus are invited to attend our Aquinas Summer Project where they can get acquainted with some of the staff and the school building. Students take part in a range of fun activities and it is a great opportunity to make friends before you attend the school officially. Our annual Aquinas Summer Project will be held this year for one week starting on Monday 8th August 2022. Please see the letter below for more details.
St. Justus Day
St. Justus Day, 10th November, is a day of celebration at Bishop Justus. All students gather together to celebrate the achievements of their peers and watch a ceremony of music, speeches and prize giving.
The Bishop Justus Freshers’ Fair is an annual fixture in our calendar for our new year 7 students to have a close look at all the clubs and societies that are on offer here. We are proud of the great range that we offer, from Cooking Club and Textiles to Writers’ Workshop and Debating; from Music Tech and Italian Clubs to Garden Club and Young Entrepreneurs, plus the huge range of bands and choirs and sport clubs, Football, Cricket, Netball, Rugby… the list goes on and on. Our colleagues and senior students look forward to sharing their co-curricular passions with year 7, who in time will themselves take on leadership roles in our clubs and societies, preparing them to contribute at university, and to clubs in the wider community. Our commitment to our co-curricular programme at Bishop Justus is a sign that we see it as a crucial part of a full and rounded education.
Missed out on a place?
Advice and Guidance on the Offer Process
Please click the link below for Advice and Guidance paperwork sent from the borough regarding the offer process, including waiting lists.