South End Junior School

Telephone 01933 314 611


The most important thing to us is that your child learns and makes progress. We also wish to ensure that they are happy in school and achieve their potential. The best way to achieve this is regular attendance at school.

The Law states that all school age children (between 5 & 16) must attend school. Parents are responsible for making sure their child attends school regularly and the Local Authority may take legal action if you fail to do this. All attendance is tracked carefully throughout the year. Any child who has attendance lower than 96%, and for reasons we are not aware of, will be invited to attendance surgery. This is an opportunity to discuss any barriers to attendance and how we can raise your child’s attendance.
We would also like to remind all parents that when your child reaches Year 6 they do Statutory Assessments (SATs) and would ask you not to book any holiday during the month of May.
Late arrivals after close of registration are classed as ‘unauthorised’ and are recorded and reported to the DfE. Please help us keep these to a minimum by getting your child to school by 8.40am each day. Any absences must be reported to school by telephone first thing in the morning on the first day of absence.

Please see below latest guidance from Northamptonshire County Council on taking children on Unauthorised holidays.

Educational Inclusion and Partnership Team

A Brief Guide to Penalty Notices

Sections 444 Education Act 1996
Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003
Crime and Disorder Act 1998
NCC have changed its timescales for issuing Penalty Notices (PN) for unauthorised absence from school. This leaflet offers you a brief summary about the (PN) scheme and what it could mean for you.

What is a PN?
A penalty Notice is an alternative to prosecution and required the parent(s) to pay a fixed amount as a fine for their child’s irregular attendance and avoid a court appearance.

It is issued per parent, per child. Please note only a Head Teacher can authorise absence from school.

Who issues them?

In Northamptonshire the Local Authority issues them through the Educational Inclusion and Partnership team
When are they used?

When a pupil has a minimum of 10 school sessions (5 days consecutive) recorded as unauthorised in a 10 school week period; a school day is two sessions AM and PM.

This includes; any absence marked in the register as unauthorised.

Persistent late arrival at school after the register has been taken and is recorded as an unauthorised absence.

An absence in term time which has not been authorised by the Head Teacher. The Government has directed Head Teachers may only grant leave in exceptional circumstances.

PNs can also be used during the first 5 days of exclusion. Parents are made aware of the consequences by letter when a child is excluded from school.

Please note

If the school refers a period of absence that is longer than 15 consecutive school days; the Educational and Inclusion Partnership team may consider a PN is not appropriate.

In these instances the matter may proceed to a prosecution.

Determination about whether it is appropriate to use a penalty notice will be based on the individual circumstances of each case.

If a parent knows that their child is failing to attend school regularly and there is reasonable justification for not ensuring that their child attends then it is for the parents/carers to prove that reasonable justification.

How much is the PN?

The PN is issued with an invoice for £120 and 28 days are given for you to settle the Penalty.

If the PN is paid within the first 21 days the amount payable is reduced to £60.
How do I pay?

The information on how to pay is included on the PN. Payment cannot be made in part or by installments.

What happens if I don’t pay?

If you don’t pay within the 28 days the Authority will consider instigating a prosecution in the Magistrates Court for the offence of poor school attendance. If proven this could result in a fine of up to £1000 per parent per child and/or a parenting order or a community service order and also costs.

Can I appeal?

There is no statutory right of appeal once a Notice has been issued.

Can I be prosecuted if I pay the Fixed Penalty Notice?

You cannot be prosecuted for the period of absence identified in the Fixed Penalty Notice. You may subsequently be prosecuted for further periods of unauthorised absence from school. Each case is considered on an individual basis


School staff would much rather work with parents/carers to resolve poor attendance than resort to enforcement actions like Fixed Penalty Notices or Court

For further information please contact

Educational Inclusion & Partnership Team



We are very traditional with a real modern twist at South End! However, we strongly believe in high standards and expect this from all our community. The school uniform is absolutely key to our children feeling pride in their school, promoting our school and standing tall as part of the South End community. All our children are expected to wear the full school uniform during the school day and on any other school events unless otherwise advised.

We launched our school uniform in September 2012 with a really funky, modern and smart styling which represents our school perfectly. Our children are extremely proud of their school and uniform and we are delighted this is a huge strength of our school with 100% of children wearing the uniform with pride.

Every September any new child starting at South End are presented on the red carpet with a lime green school tie. This is our present to welcome them into our community. We talk with the children that it is more than just a tie and this shows you are part of the school, follow the values and in everything they do they are an ambassador of South End.

 Just to confirm the uniform is:
• Black V neck knitted jumper or cardigan with logo
• White formal shirt (short or long sleeved)
• Green and black school tie
• Formal black school trousers, shorts or skirt
• Smart black school shoes with no coloured logos
• Black/grey/white socks
• Simple appropriate headwear (muted colours)
• White PE T-Shirt with house logo
• Black PE shorts

To order school uniform, please click here

Click here to view our Uniform Policy

Term Dates

We hope the dates below help you to plan any family holidays. The guidance from Northamptonshire County Council is to not authorise any holidays in term time. Legislation decrees that the local authority may fine parents for unauthorised absences.

Please ensure all holidays are taken in school holiday time. This will minimise the impact of holidays on teaching and learning.

We will still require a form to be completed if you do decide to take your child out of school so that we know of their whereabouts 

Please click here to see our term dates pocket guide

School Meals

Our chosen school meals provider is Kingswood Catering. There are a choice of options available daily which includes a packed lunch option, a vegetarian option and a choice of hot meals.

You may be eligible for Free School Meals which entitles your child to a free lunch every day in term time. Please click here for more information.

Please see the Kingswood Catering website to set up your account so that you can place orders

Autumn Term 1 Lunch Menu (September - October 2019)
Summer 2 Lunch menu
Spring 2 Lunch menu
Spring 1 Lunch menu


Ofsted Report January 2013

 For the full Ofsted Report, please click here


Parentview gives you the opportunity to tell Ofsted how you feel about your child's school. 

Please click here to leave your feedback


We are the South End Superstars; the fundraising team for SEJS. When we heard that the former fundraisers were retiring due to lack of interest and help we decided that we would take the baton and do as much as we could to help the school and hopefully have a little fun on the way!!

We all have children at SEJS and are extremely proud to be associated with such an amazing school. We try to keep things simple when it comes to fundraising and not inundate parents with requests for money or help but always welcome new ideas and helpers. Our school discos are a favourite with the children as well as our famous Frozen Fridays in the Summer. Our efforts have enabled us to provide the year 6 leavers with gifts, provide weatherproof seating for the outdoor area and fund magazine subscriptions amongst other things.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Superstars and want to offer a helping hand please stop us if you see us or drop us an email: or like and follow us on Facebook : South End Superstars

South End Infant School

We are very lucky to have South End Infant School on the same site. We work very closely with the year 2 children and staff to ensure the transition for all is seamless, as the majority of our year 3 children will move up from the Infant School. We are very proud of how our youngest children settle into our school and this is thanks to the relationship we have. The infant school is a separate school to us and their Headteacher is Mr Jackson.

For more information on South End Infants check our their website:   

or click here South End Infant School