We have worked hard to ensure that we have some excellent facilities here at Stanley Park Juniors, which enhance our children’s learning across the curriculum, and help to provide an exciting and stimulating school environment.

Learning Resource Centre and Class Libraries

We have excellent well-stocked class libraries which we are able to update and replenish on a regular basis with the commission we earn through our annual Scholastic Book Fair. We  have a Learning Resource Centre which has 34 computers and a well-stocked library. This provides excellent computer facilities for whole class use, together with a  range of fiction and non-fiction books available for research. The Learning Resource Centre is open at lunchtimes for pupils to enjoy the books or complete independent learning tasks on the computer.  Children can order books to borrow from the library online and leave reviews for other children to read.  


In addition to the computers in our Learning Resource Centre, we have  interactive whiteboards and computers in every classroom. We also have 120 chromebooks and 30 Ipads which are used for activities across the curriculum.  As a school we aim to make full use of the comprehensive online learning packages which are available to us, such as My Maths, TT Rockstars, Spelling Shed, Phonics Shed, Doodle Maths/English and Google Classroom. The internet is also regularly used by the children for research in class. 

Green-Zone & Outdoor Learning

The Green Zone is a specially designed outdoor learning area which includes a pond, meadow and a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs. We use this space, along with the polytunnel and vegetable garden, to provide the children with a range of outdoor learning activities and children access it every day – whatever the weather. Each class has an hour of outdoor learning every three weeks with a specialist member of staff. In addition to this, we encourage teachers to plan outdoor learning opportunities into their lessons when possible. Through science and art children are encouraged to pick up and examine objects and observe and discuss changes in the green zone highlighting the season. Some outdoor learning sessions have  included:

  • Identifying fruits and seeds, collecting and dissecting them
  • Planting bulbs and seeds in tubs and in the ground
  • Using trowels and hand forks to weed new flower beds
  • Pond dipping to identify wildlife
  • Building mini shelters using sticks and leaves.


At SPJS, we aim for the children to experience a wide range of types of play, from imaginative to exploratory to locomotor (climbing,jumping etc) and lots more between. To facilitate this, we have play equipment such as monkey bars, climbing ropes and low level bars as well as a variety of children’s exercise equipment.

In addition, we are part of the Opal Playground  initiative -https://outdoorplayandlearning.org.uk/. At any lunchtime you will see children involved in creating masterpieces in the mud kitchen, building a water run from guttering, making a den or building an obstacle course from tyres, all while wearing something from the dressing-up box! There is also a range of other equipment such as skipping ropes, balls and hoola hoops available. 

We also have a trained team of pupils who act as Sports Leaders, to lead active games for the other children in their year group. We have four table tennis tables plus netball courts in our playground for the children to use. We are very lucky to also be able to use the field in Stanley Park for our outdoor PE lessons, sports day and after school clubs (e.g football, rounders & athletics), as well as during lunchtime in the summer months.


We are pleased to be able to offer a particularly wide variety of extra-curricular clubs ranging from music to sports, arts to languages. Full details of the clubs which are running this term can be found on our “Clubs” page.