John Bunyan School

Lancaster Way, Braintree, CM7 5UL
Phone: 01376 321 814 

Resilience, Ambition, Values, Excitement.


The Children’s University is an International critically-acclaimed charity which encourages all children aged 5 to 14 years to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative Learning Activities outside of the school day, here at John Bunyan we offer it to Key Stage 2 children. The Learning Activities are designed to:

•raise aspiration, self-esteem and confidence
•encourage curiosity and a love of learning
•enhance motivation and build resilience
•introduce new life experiences
•offer progression in learning and personal skills development


 If you would like your child to join or have not had your questions answered from the resources below,
please see Mr Simpson for further details or follow the Children's University website link:


What really is Children's University?

What is the Children's University?

An introduction

Interested?.. more details


If a child is wanting to participate in Children's University either print and fill in the following provisional passport or see Mr Simpson for a copy, upon the completion of 10 hours you will recieve a Children's University passport.

Provisional Passport


Below is a small list of ideas regarding how to gain hours:

CU Awarded Activity Ideas

Pier Challenge

These challenges can be completed in any order at any time.

Essex Book Festival

ebf young essex bookmark


If you know of or are interested in becoming a learning destination please look at the following:

Learning Destination Nomination Form

Interested in becoming a Learning Destination

Record to Validate


Here is some guidance regarding the accumulation of hours.

Certificate Guidence


Below is the administrative e-mail for Essex Children's University, you are welcome to contact them and be added to their e-newsletter.

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If you are interested in buying any Children's University Merchandise, please follow the order form instructions.

CU Badges

CU accessories Order Form


If for any reason you are leaving John Bunyan Primary School to attend another school or are going from primary to secondary, please follow the following links to still be part of Children's University.

Childrens Unversity Family age 11+ registration (Non-Existing Members)

Childrens Unversity Family age 11+ registration (Existing Members)


  Well done to all those who are achieving great things already!