The Apollo Academies Trust is a brand new, vibrant and dynamic trust. We are a very forward thinking organisation that provides the latest innovations in education. We can open doorways to learning opportunities on a local, national and global level. Our trust is operated in Norfolk and our founding school is in King’s Lynn. We have been set up as a primary level driven trust so our key expertise is in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Each school has its own unique personality and we work with that. Every trust school has its own community values, ethos and a unique feel. That is why as a trust we tailor our approaches to meet an individual school community. Our schools really value our approaches, support and guidance.


26th July 2022

Howard Junior School success at local education awards ceremony

Read more

29th May 2022

Hundreds of Queens turn up at Howard Junior School to celebrate Platinum Jubilee!

Read more

5th March 2022

Ukraine: King's Lynn school says it wants to inform pupils

Read more

2nd October 2021

Howard Junior School receives multiple Royal British Legion awards
In recent years, Howard Junior School has worked exceptionally hard to honour our country's fallen soldiers. From creating a giant poppy on the school stage each year to visiting the cenotaph with children dressed as soldiers, the school always ensures that they pay respects to our nation's past to the highest degree. On Friday 17th September at a dinner hosted by the Royal British legion and in the presence of the Mayor, Howard Junior School showcased a video marking the work that has been done by the school. Two awards were also given to the school to mark the association between the school and the Royal British Legion. The awards were presented by esteemed members of the Royal British Legion, including ex-servicemen and the local chairman for the organisation.
Read more

DoE Service Featured

16th April 2021

Children at a school near Sandringham hold service for Prince Philip
A remembrance service for the Duke of Edinburgh has been held at a school just six and a half miles from Sandringham. Children dressed as Queen’s Guards and laid paper flowers in honour of Prince Philip.
Read more

1st April 2021

The magic of books
Stories jumped off the page and into the classroom when schools across West Norfolk celebrated World Book Day.
Read more

8th June 2020

Pupils hailed as ‘superheroes’ after first week back in the classroom

Read more

2nd March 2020

Revealed: The stars of the UK’s edtech sector – Howard’s Spark Lab featured

Read more

19th November 2019

Teachers Soaked As School Raises Almost £1000 for Children In Need
Students at Howard Junior School raise money for Children in Need with the help of Pudsey and Vashti Hardy. Photo: Howard Junior School Teachers were sponged and soaked with buckets of water as the school raised almost £1,000 for BBC Children in Need
Read more


8th May 2019

The school with a Tardis, a Harry Potter world and a glow-in-the-dark library
Teachers need to 'wake up' to the need for digital experiences, says headteacher of Howard Junior School
Read more

11th March 2019

Expelliarmus and off with his head – it’s World Book Day 2019
Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland and Where’s Wally were favourites among youngsters this World Book Day.
Read more

13th February 2019

See inside Norfolk’s first LEGO classroom
It may seem strange to put a best-selling toy at the heart of a classroom.
Read more

Remembrance Service

9th November 2018

They gave their lives for our future – Howard Remembers
“They gave their lives for our future”. Wise words from someone so young. Howard Junior School held an amazing remembrance service
Read more

C Uni 2018

19th June 2018

Graduation day for Howard Junior School pupils
More than 150 pupils from Lynn’s Howard Junior School graduated from the Children’s University programme at the University of East Anglia this week.
Read more

21st May 2018

The sky is the limit for pupils learning skills for the future
Pupils at Gaywood’s Howard Junior School are preparing for the future following the opening of an exciting new room at their school.
Read more

Tree Planting

16th May 2018

Wildlife buff Chris Packham praises Norfolk youngsters for planting more than 100 trees
Green-fingered youngsters from Howard Junior School were praised by wildlife buff Chris Packham for their tree-planting project.
Read more

5th March 2018

Reading Rabbits Sledged to Safety!
A teaching assistant braved treacherous conditions to rescue her school’s beloved reading rabbits, carrying them to warmth and safety on a sledge for three miles in the snow.
Read more

Apple Distinguished School Ceremony (10)

26th February 2018

Howard Junior School recognised as an Apple Distinguished School!
Howard Junior School is pleased ​to announce that it has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017–2019 for its innovative use of iPad to accelerate learning through the power of collaboration; raising aspirations and achievement for our pupils and our local community.
Read more

Reading Rabbits

28th November 2017

Meet Biscuit and Bramble
Meet Biscuit and Bramble – Howard Junior School’s two new reading rabbits. The fluffy friends have made their debut the school this week. But they are more than just pets – they have been bought in to ‘listen’ to the pupils read.
Read more

Tiger car

28th November 2017

Student competition entry is GRRRRREAT!
Josh Barnes beat hundreds of other youngsters to design a livery for the latest Mini. The competition was run by King’s Lynn-based Listers Mini dealership. The firm’s sales manager Michael Jones brought the car to Howard Junior School, where Josh is a pupil, for its official unveiling.
Read more

Howard Junior - OfSted Good

28th November 2017

Howard gets GOOD Ofsted Report
Howard Junior School, in King’s Lynn, was originally told it was good by Ofsted in March 2013, a rating which inspectors confirmed it still deserves in a visit at the start of November.
Read more

John Lewis Store

24th July 2017

Competition Winning Pupil Artwork Displayed In John Lewis Store
Howard pupils will have their artwork in public view in a John Lewis window display across the summer.
Read more


23rd June 2017

Incredible 25-metre bookshelf mural unveiled at Howard Junior School
“It is perhaps one of the most impressive – and colourful – bookshelves in the country.” Keen readers at Howard Junior School, in King’s Lynn, are celebrating after a vibrant 25-metre bookshelf mural was unveiled in the school playground.
Read more


30th May 2017

Howard Junior are Aces in King’s Lynn School Pack
We are proud to announce that Howard Junior students won first place in a tennis tournament for KLA/KES cluster schools! Well done!
Read more


15th May 2017

Digital Leaders are the Apple of Tech Officer’s Eye
Two students from Howard Junior School, Norfolk’s Apple Regional Training Centre, recently enrolled on and successfully completed the Apple Teacher training scheme.
Read more


6th April 2017

Writer’s inspiration for Howard pupils
A leading children’s author inspired youngsters when she visited their school before the Easter break.
Read more


28th March 2017

Howard pupils enjoy ‘out-of-world’ experience
Howard Junior School, in Gaywood, enjoyed an ‘out-of-this world’ experience when having an alien crash land on their school field this week.
Read more


8th March 2017

World Book Day 2017
Howard Junior School students, parents and staff pulled out all the stops for an amazing World Book Day 2017.
Read more

thinking day

23rd February 2017

World Thinking Day
A group of pupils from Howard Junior School marked World Thinking Day by wearing scouts, beavers, cubs and brownies uniforms for the day.
Read more

john lewis news

9th February 2017

Howard students in John Lewis Magazine Photoshoot
As reward for working hard on the John Lewis ‘Dream Pet’ competition and to celebrate Megan Davey’s win, a group of students attended a photo shoot at the John Lewis store in Norwich.
Read more


8th February 2017

Safer Internet Day - Howard Junior on BBC Radio Norfolk
As part of Safer Internet Day 2017, BBC Radio Norfolk spoke to Howard Junior School students and Headteacher Mr Hill about staying safe online.
Read more

john lewis news

2nd February 2017

National joy for Howard Junior School
Howard Junior School in Gaywood is celebrating winning a national competition run by John Lewis for a third successive year.
Read more

23rd January 2017

Banner proclaims students are in top form
A new banner has been proudly placed outside Howard Junior School in Gaywood.
Read more


15th November 2016

Remembrance 2016
On Friday 11th November, the pupils of Howard Junior School paid their respects to the men and women that have served and continue to serve this country.
Read more


29th September 2016

FA Cup visits Howard Junior School
The #FACup was at our school this afternoon. A great honour indeed.” Headteacher Gregory Hill said: “Lifting the FA Cup for the children was magical. They could not believe how heavy it was. It weighs a tonne.
Read more

Dahl Day News

29th September 2016

Howard Junior celebrate Roald Dahl Day
The rest of the world may have celebrated Roald Dahl Day on the centenary of his birth on September 13, but they do things slightly differently at one west Norfolk school.
Read more


27th September 2016

New Howard Junior Pupils Go Digital
Howard Junior School in Gaywood held an innovative ceremony where every new Year 3 pupil was presented with a brand new state-of-the-art iPad.
Read more


22nd September 2016

Howard Junior School - iPad Ceremony
On the 19th of September, Howard Junior School held their annual iPad Ceremony, during which every year 3 student joining the school was presented with their own iPad to use in class!
Read more

Picture: Ian Burt

20th May 2016

Did you spot Johnny Depp in King’s Lynn yesterday?
Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp was in King’s Lynn yesterday - or at least his look-alike, Darren Potter, AKA Captain Jack Sparrow, was.
Read more


17th May 2016

Howard Junior School turns corridor into Doctor Who’s Tardis
Howard Junior School have turned one of their corridors into the famous time machine from Doctor Who complete with neon lights and a giant screen showing the Tardis travelling through time.
Read more

Picture: Ian Burt

12th May 2016

Children at Howard Junior School promote WWF campaign
The charity is asking schools, workplaces and homes to don fancy-dress costumes for their ‘wear it wild’ day.
Read more

Picture: Ian Bury

7th January 2016

New west Norfolk academy trust aims to put digital learning centre stage
Howard Junior School hopes to spread its vision of digital learning after securing government permission to set up a trust to sponsor other academies.
Read more

Image courtesy of

9th July 2015

Gaywood school is Apple training centre now
On Monday, Howard Junior School in Gaywood launched its official Apple Regional Training Centre (RTC) with an all-day event.
Read more

Remembrance Service1st October 2021
Howard Junior School receives multiple Royal British Legion awards

The school showcased the work it had been doing over the past few years to the audience present and then were awarded with two significant certificates from the Royal British Legion and presented by the Mayor.

Read More